Resident Evil Reboot in Active Development, Closer to Game

Resident Evil is ready to roar back from the dead. With the latest movie hitting theaters in 2017, the upcoming reboot will take the story back to the franchise's roots.

When it comes to video game movies, the Resident Evil franchise has been an anomaly, as it was a considerable commercial success that spawned six films, the first of which came out in 2002. However, while the movies followed similar themes as the games, they did not follow the original story itself.

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Milla Jovovich's Alice -- the main character in the movies -- was not a character in the games. And while easter eggs related to the games did occasionally find their way into the films, the latter were mostly their own beast. According to ScreenRant, however, new director Johannes Roberts wants to take the rebooted Resident Evil back to the source material.

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"We are in active development of that at the moment," Roberts said. "I pitched them a take, and they really loved it. So, we are just gearing up on that as we speak."

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Roberts went on to say that the new movie would be "super, super scary." The first Resident Evil movie was horror, but as the Paul W.S. Anderson franchise moved on, it became more of a post-apocalyptic action movie. While he said he couldn't talk about it too much, Roberts said that he hopes it will be a very fun movie.

Johannes Roberts has prior experience with horror movies, having the underwater thriller 47 Meters Down with sharks, as well as the home invasion sequel The Strangers: Prey at Night.

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