"Resident Evil": Reboot Title Unveiled

The movie will thematically merge Capcom's "Resident Evil 1 & 2"

by Pierre Lorenz on March 24, 2021

The quality of the "Resident Evil" movies released so far is debatable: either you celebrate the action-packed blockbusters, or you miss the horror factor and the thematic relevance to the video game originals. Director Johannes Roberts has now announced the official title of the reboot, which is based on the two highly praised first parts of the video game franchise, to be "Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City“. In terms of content, the new project will finally put the past films and Milla Jovovich behind and return to its origins. Director Roberts, who has been in the director's chair for "47 Meters Down" and "The Strangers 2", amongst other projects, seems best suited for the job. We can only hope that the 44-year-old succeeds in making a fresh start, and that he will be able to recreate the dark, rainy atmosphere of the two video games on film. The international release date for "Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City" is scheduled for September 3, 2021.