New Resident Evil movie reboot heading back to a “fateful night in Raccoon City in 1998”

Capcom’s seminal survival horror series Resident Evil is heading back to the big screen, for the “beginning of a new universe inspired by storylines and characters” from the games.

Resident Evil’s latest movie adaptation is currently in pre-production, and is being handled by Constantin Film (who steered Paul W. S. Anderson’s exceedingly wonky Resident Evil ship) in collaboration with writer/director Johannes Roberts.

It’ll take the form of an origin story, set on “a fateful night in Raccoon City in 1998”, and promises “faithful ties” to Capcom’s classic survival horror games. Although, let’s be honest, you could cast the whole thing with talking animals and still manage to be entirely more faithful than Anderson’s various Resident Evil efforts.

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