The “Resident Evil” movie franchise is set for a reboot.
Information regarding the reboot director, stars, and how the reboot would fit into the franchise narrative are being kept under wraps.
But Martin Moszkowicz, chairman of the board at Constantin Film, did confirm to variety.com at the Cannes Film Festival that a reboot is in development at the giant German production company, which owns the rights to the franchise and has produced all of its instalments.
The franchise was set to end with this year’s “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”.
Based on the Capcom video game, the series launched in 2002 with Paul W.S. Anderson directing, and Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Bernd Eichinger, and Samuel Hadida producing the first of a six-movie series.
All six “Resident Evils” have starred Milla Jovovich. Anderson has written all six of the instalments and directed four.