Resident Evil Movie Reboot Is “Super Scary,” Says Director
It looks like the upcoming Resident Evil movie won’t be pulling any punches when it comes to scares. Now in the works and helmed by 47 Meters Down director Johannes Roberts, the upcoming film – which is distancing itself from the Milla Jovovich movies – is said to be more similar to the older games in the Resident Evil franchise, and as such will focus more on scares.
Directed by Paul W.S Anderson, the original Resident Evil movie series was heavy on the action front, featuring more on blowing up zombies and jumping through lasers and less on the actual scares the series is known for. With Johannes Roberts taking the charge and both Paul W.S Anderson and Milla Jovovich now focusing on the Monster Hunter movie, the director plans on taking the movie back to the series’ roots. “We are in active development of that at the moment. I pitched them a take, and they really loved it.” Roberts recently revealed to Screen Rant.
It’s gonna be super scary. It’s super, super scary. And it’s just getting back to the roots of the game.”
Most die-hard Resident Evil fans should take comfort in that statement. Arguably the more popular elements of Resident Evil games have revolved around jump scares and puzzle shooters, with the video game series moving away from these elements with the release of Resident Evil 5, which featured Chris Redfield and then newcomer Sheva Alomar. The series seems to have regained its footing with the release of Resident Evil 7. Here’s hoping the movie will find similar success.
The Resident Evil movie is now in development.
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