With all the headlines about theatrical releases being pushed back lately, here comes news about a film arriving early for a change. Sony has announced the “Resident Evil” film reboot will release on September 3 for Labor Day Weekend, a week earlier than its previously announced date of September 9.
The film, which takes place on a fateful night in Raccoon City in 1998, is written and directed by Johannes Roberts (“47 Meters Down”).
“It’s gonna be super scary. It’s super, super scary. And it’s just getting back to the roots of the game,” Roberts said in an interview with Screen Rant.
The cast features Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia and Neal McDonough.
Filming was reported to have finished in December.
Meanwhile, the next game in the series, Resident Evil Village, is set to release on May 7.
An animated series called “Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness” is coming to Netflix this year.