Johannes Roberts, whose 47 Meters Down: Uncaged swam into theaters this weekend, was announced as the writer and director of the new Resident Evil movie in December of 2018. Now, he’s revealed to Screen Rant a little more about what we can expect.
“We are in active development of that at the moment,” he said. “I pitched them a take, and they really loved it. So, we are just gearing up on that as we speak, really. I’m in the office all the time there. So, yeah, it’s great. It’s gonna be super scary. It’s super, super scary. And it’s just getting back to the roots of the game. I think, at the moment, I’m not really allowed to say much more than that. But it’s gonna be a lot of fun.”
From Constantin Film, the new Resident Evil movie was announced in May 2017 with James Wan attached to produce. The original screenplay was written by Greg Russo (Mortal Kombat). Constantin Film is producing alongside Wan’s Atomic Monster.
When the project was announced, Constantin was said to be planning six new films with an all-new cast. The revival of the franchise is a high priority for Constantin Film.
Based on Capcom’s video games, the Resident Evil movies starring Milla Jovovich have earned over $1.2 billion worldwide to date, making it the highest-grossing film series based on a video game. The most recent film, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, earned $312.2 million worldwide in early 2017 on a budget of just $40 million.
Roberts’ credits also include 47 Meters Down, Strangers: Prey at Night and The Other Side of the Door.