Resident Evil is set to receive a new film adaptation and it looks as though filming on the project is about to kick off.
In case you forgot, the Resident Evil movie franchise is currently in the process of being rebooted. While the property’s return to the big screen was only just announced last month, it seems as though filming is already about to begin.
Recently, a new series of images from the Resident Evil movie set leaked online, many of which harken back to the roots of the video game series. As seen in the tweet below from Residence of Evil, which is a community dedicated to all things RE, the first pictures from the new movie’s set feature many notable pieces of iconography.
Three of the images in question show off a helicopter which contains logos and insignias for the Racoon City Police Department and its accompanying S.T.A.R.S. unit, to which the notable characters Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield belong to. The final image is a little bit harder to make out, but it looks as though it could resemble an outside look at the Spencer Mansion, which is the locale in which the first game in the series takes place.
Our First Look at what appears to be the Spencer Mansion + NEW photos of S.T.A.R.S. helicopter from the upcoming #ResidentEvil Movie Reboot! 😲🎬🧟♂️#ResidentEvilMovie #ResidentEvilReboot pic.twitter.com/ULNsAbk1fQ
— RESIDENCE of EVIL (@ROEnetwork) November 19, 2020
It’s a bit hard to make out from these pictures alone how this film might turn out, but I do have to say that I’m excited to see the result all the same. Knowing that the source material that is being pulled from for this new film adaptation mainly revolves around the first two Resident Evil titles, I’m hoping that the movie is a fun watch at the very least.
For now, Resident Evil still doesn’t have a release window, but it will star the likes of Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, and Hannah John-Kamen to name a few. It’s also once again being made by Constantin Film, the same production company behind the previous RE movies.