The Resident Evil Film Reboot Will Be More Like Resident Evil 7

 

Greg Russo, the screenwriter for the rebooted Resident Evil and Mortal Kombat movies, has spoken to Discussing Film and revealed that his script for Resident Evil has been influenced by Resident Evil 7 rather than the explosion packed action games that preceded it.

“Obviously I’m a huge fan of the franchise so to work on that was a lot of fun,” said Greg. “And they’ve made six films before so when you come back to that and reboot it, you wanna do something different and not just rehash.”

“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.”

“It just made sense to go back to the horror roots,” he concludes.

One benefit of a haunted house style movie is they are relatively cheap, and although the cost of previous movies have been tiny compared to the likes of a Marvel film, they have been steadily increasing and a cheaper movie to relaunch the franchise would be just what the studio is looking for.

Source: DiscussingFilm

4 Comments

  1. Well hopefully he’ll leave the redneck family out, we don’t need a case of film imitating game imitating film…seriously though for the Reboot he should really take note from the Resi 1 REmake more than anything, pretty much the perfect reboot right there

  2. Providing they focus more on the scares and less RE7s gross-out moments, this could be cool. I actually really enjoyed the Milla movies as, much like the older RE games, it felt like they were intentionally cheesy and OTT. Will be a bit sad to see that style go.

  3. Not sure about this. I think it worked really well in the game but there are already a whole bunch of movies about deranged killer-rednecks. I just see this being the Texas chainsaw massacre with Chris Redfield (probably).

    Still, can’t be any worse than the other RE movies.

    • Not sure he intends to use the redneck family, just the general style of the game, haunted-house like

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