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Here's The Tentative Release Date For The Resident Evil Reboot

Capcom's Resident Evil franchise, which initially began in 1996 with a beloved Japanese survival horror video game — known in its origin country as Biohazard — has since produced no less than 20 games, including spin-offs, on a variety of consoles, with a new installment of the main series, called Resident Evil Village, to be released on Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows in 2021.

Seeing the concept's potential very early on, the German company Constantin Film bought the rights to adapt it in 1997. The first movie finally came out in 2002, titled simply Resident Evil, directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and starring Milla Jovovich as the series' protagonist, Alice, a character created specifically for the big screen. Jovovich continued to star in five more films between 2004 and 2016, and after the series concluded with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, many assumed that the film franchise was finished. 

Turns out they were wrong, as a reboot was announced to be in development the very next year (via Variety). Now, the new film has garnered a whole new cast, including Hannah John-Kamen, Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, and Avan Jogia. Ever since the news of the reboot's existence, fans of the series have been patiently waiting for any word of when the new Resident Evil will hit screens, and we might finally have the answer.

The Resident Evil reboot is looking at a September 9, 2021 release date

Thanks to Biohazard Declassified, who is keeping a close eye on Constantin Film's site and noticed an addition to the film's page, people can find comfort in the knowledge that they will likely be able to see the new Resident Evil in the fall of 2021. The production company's website has very little information — and is still only in German — but recently, the film's website added the words "ab 9 September 2021 im Kino," which means "in the cinema from September 9, 2021."

Given the lack of official confirmation, this can only be considered a very tentative release date, which could be wrong or subject to change. But with so few updates on the production so far, it's a wonderful little bit of news to keep fans excited. 

Meanwhile, along with the upcoming film reboot, Netflix is also producing a television series adaptation of the Japanese video game franchise. Though it has yet to be directly confirmed by the streaming platform, both Deadline and Forbes have received separate pieces of information that support its existence, with the latter noticing a synopsis of the series that leaked on the Netflix Media Center, only to be deleted shortly after. Whether the film and TV series will be connected is currently unknown. 

For now, as fans continue to wait for any word on Netflix's Resident Evil project, they can now rest assured that the film reboot is well on its way, with a possible September 9, 2021 release date.