Johannes Roberts, director of 47 Meters Down, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, and The Strangers: Prey at Night, has provided a brief update on his Resident Evil movie reboot.
In a recent statement given to ScreenRant, Roberts explained the movie’s current stage of development and his aim to bring the film back to the roots of the game:
“We are in active development of that at the moment. I pitched them a take, and they really loved it. So, we are just gearing up on that as we speak, really. I’m in the office all the time there. So, yeah, it’s great. It’s gonna be super scary. It’s super, super scary. And it’s just getting back to the roots of the game. I think, at the moment, I’m not really allowed to say much more than that. But it’s gonna be a lot of fun.”
The most intriguing part from Roberts’ description of “getting back to the roots of the game” suggests his take will drop the over-the-top action for a movie that will be designed to be scary and tense. If this can be done correctly, this could bring audiences back on-board who were disappointed by the previous six films in the Resident Evil movie franchise.
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