Resident Evil Movie Series is Getting a Reboot

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The Resident Evil game franchise made its debut back in 1996 for the original PlayStation and has led to numerous games in the years since.

In addition to a few CG movies based on the games, six theatrical movies were released that were completely separate from the continuity of the games.

Last year's entry was dubbed "The Final Chapter" for a reason, as it was said to be the final entry, but that isn't stopping the studio behind them from doing a reboot.

Offering a very different story than from the games they were spawned from, the Resident Evil film franchise still managed to be a major financial success, even though they weren't very critically acclaimed.

With this success in the box office, making more than $1.2 billion across the series, it's no surprise that producer Constantin Film would go back to that well again and it sounds like they are doing exactly that.

Per Variety, Martin Moszkowicz, chairman of the board at Constantin Film, spoke to them at the Cannes Film Festival, where he confirmed that a reboot is in the works for the Resident Evil movie franchise at his studio.

Fans have been hoping for a more game-based film series for years and hopefully this news means we can get this.

The previous movie franchise was full of action and later brought in many of the characters people recognize from the games, but it still was far from a true adaptation of the series.

Constantin Film could easily decide to go a similar route as to the original series and just go with an original lead character like they did with Alice.

However, hopefully we'll see more game related stuff.

Having a movie based on the original Resident Evil with Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as they are stuck in an abandoned mansion has a lot of potential and could be built upon with future sequels, which you know they are already thinking about.

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