Untitled Resident Evil Origin Movie Will Release This Summer

Sony's RE origin movie has been added to the release calendar.

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Sony's next installment in the Resident Evil franchise finally has a release date. The untitled origin film will arrive on September 3, 2021--just seven months from now.

Written and directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down), the story takes place in 1998 in Racoon City, following the events of what can be described as "one fateful night." That really only means one thing: the escape of the T-Virus which turns a bunch of people into zombies.

Production wrapped on the film back in December, as the official Resident Evil Twitter sent out an ominous image featuring white noise on a TV screen.

There are plenty of familiar names in the movie if you're a longtime fan of the video game series. Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner) will play Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) plays Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin.

Sony Pictures' Screen Gems will be distributing the movie domestically, so as of this writing, it will be in theaters. There have been six movies in the previous Resident Evil franchise, all written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Milla Jonovich.

However, this upcoming untitled movie isn't the only Resident Evil content coming your way. Netflix is developing two TV shows: one live-action and one animated. There's also a demo available on PS5 for the upcoming game Resident Evil: Village, which contains sexy vampires.

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