Upcoming Resident Evil Reboot Film Is Inspired By Resident Evil 7
Reboots, remakes, and sequels are some of the biggest driving forces behind the entertainment industry these days. That said, the Resident Evil film franchise is getting the reboot treatment, and according to the upcoming movie’s screenwriter, one of the biggest influences while writing was the most recent installment in the video game series, Resident Evil 7.
“Obviously I’m a huge fan of the franchise so to work on that was a lot of fun,” Greg Russo recently told Discussing Film. “And they’ve made six films before so when you come back to that and reboot it, you wanna do something different and not just rehash. For me it was very clear cut that I wanted to go back and make it scary again like a horror film in terms of the classic James Wan style so that was the pitch, going back and looking what made the games scary in the first place so yeah Resident Evil 7 was a bit of a touchstone for my draft.”
Much like how Resident Evil 7 was a return to form for the survival-horror franchise, the upcoming film reboot is looking to take the same route. Russo mentioned his appreciation for Paul Anderson’s “over the top action” series, but also that he wants to bring it back to the horror side of things.
“Yeah, exactly, and not to shame the original film franchise that was made, I think that did very well, when you create a fresh reboot and look at the over the top action of the Paul Anderson franchise, it was fun and really cool but at the end of the day, for me as a fan of the original game franchise, I always considered the franchise to be horror at the forefront and action as a secondary feature,” Russo continued. “So it just made sense to go back to the horror roots.”
When asked about the film’s progress, Russo said, “It’s good. I worked on the reboot for about a year and then Producer James Wan came in, my involvement on that project has kind of concluded, so I’m not sure what they’ll really do with it, I submitted my draft to the producers and they were happy with it and ultimately they’ll do what they will with the property but I’m currently not involved with that film.”
No release date has been set for the Resident Evil reboot film as of yet, but it’s good to see that horror was put at the top of the list while writing the screenplay. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other entertainment goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.