The Resident Evil reboot movie has been given its theatrical release date. This latest adaptation of Capcom’s survival horror video game series is now planned to premiere on Sept. 3. As movie-going continues into uncharted territory, however, it might be safe to hold off hopes that this release date will stick.
Constantin Films and Sony Screen Gems first announced plans to reboot the Resident Evil movie franchise in October of last year. 47 Meters Down director Johannes Roberts directed the film and co-wrote it with Greg Russo. The film is set in 1998 Raccoon City and will follow the source material of the original PlayStation video games more closely. The cast includes Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner) playing Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin.
Resident Evil fans are being given lots of content to eat up in 2021, regardless of if the new movie meets its release date. Aside from the reboot movie, the eighth mainline installment in Capcom’s video game series, Resident Evil Village, launches in only a few months. This is in addition to a multiplayer game, Resident Evil Re:Verse, which also serves as a sort of celebration of the franchise so far.
If you’re hoping to get your hands on more Resident Evil while you wait for Resident Evil Village or the upcoming reboot, you can play the new Maiden demo, assuming you happen to have a PlayStation 5.