This untitled Resident Evil film is the seventh film project by current license-holder, Constantin Film. It is to be the first in a new continuity following the departure of Paul W.S. Anderson, writer of all films up to 2017's Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
Pre-production took place in early 2017 while The Final Chapter was still in theatres, and producer James Wan expressed interest in the project. He later confirmed in December 2018 he was no longer involved in the project, and said that news of his involvement was premature. Johannes Roberts was announced as director in early December.
Greg Russo was attached as writer in 2017. The writer, who was also attached on the Mortal Kombat reboot at the time, is known to have written the script with inspiration from the 2017 video game, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, though he confirmed in a November 2018 interview with DiscussingFilm he was no longer involved in the project. Johannes Roberts was announced to be the new writer in early December.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 James Wan is Producing the ‘Resident Evil' Reboot!. Bloody Disgusting (May 22, 2017). Retrieved on 2017-05-23.
- ↑ Deadline - "‘Resident Evil' Franchise Reboot: James Wan On Board To Produce From Greg Russo Script".
- ↑ Fred Topel (2018-12-17). James Wan No Longer Producing ‘Resident Evil’ (Exclusive). Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved on 2018-12-17.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Justin Kroll (DECEMBER 5, 2018). ‘Resident Evil’ Reboot Finds Writer, Director in ’47 Meters Down’ Filmmaker (EXCLUSIVE). Variety. Retrieved on 2018-12-17.
- ↑ Greg Russo Talks ‘Resident Evil’ Reboot (Exclusive Interview Part Two). Discussing Film. Retrieved on 2018-11-24.