Constantin Films has found a director for their Resident Evil franchise reboot and it happens to be one of our favorite directors, Johannes Roberts. Roberts will also be co-writing the movie, Variety reports.
Roberts has a killer record when it comes to horror and thrillers. He’s the director that brought us 47 Meters Down, and The Strangers: Prey at Night, and the underrated film The Other Side of the Door.
Based on the video game, Resident Evil follows Alice (Milla Jovovich) as she battles her way through hordes of zombies terrorizing Raccoon City after an Umbrella Corp. experiment goes terribly wrong unleashing the undead plague.
Co-writer Greg Russo promised fans just a week ago that the movie will return to the game’s horror roots.
Obviously, I’m a huge fan of the franchise so to work on that was a lot of fun,” said Russo. “For me it was very clear-cut that I wanted to go back and make it scary again like a horror film in terms of the classic James Wan-style so that was the pitch, going back and looking what made the games scary in the first place so yea, Resident Evil 7 was a bit of a touchstone for my draft.”
Resident Evil is set to go into production in 2019. We’ll keep you posted.