Resident Evil reboot now arriving on September 3

Dan Seddon
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

Sony Pictures is moving forward the release date of its Resident Evil reboot by one week.

Previously pencilled in for September 9, this video game adaptation starring Kaya Scodelario (Skins) and Robbie Amell (Upload) will now open in US cinemas on September 3, according to Deadline.

Maybe those zombies are simply too hungry to wait any longer?

Photo credit: VALERIE MACON - Getty Images
Photo credit: VALERIE MACON - Getty Images

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Resident Evil will take viewers to a 1998 version of Raccoon City, where the flesh-eating crazies first appear thanks to the Umbrella Corporation's experimental bioweaponry.

From here, the planet is torn apart as survivors run for their lives – much in the same way it happens throughout every other zombified piece of entertainment.

As film fans will already know, Milla Jovovich starred in six Resident Evil flicks between 2002 and 2017, which raked in over $1.2 billion at the box office altogether.

Photo credit: Sony Pictures
Photo credit: Sony Pictures

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Previously, director Johannes Roberts said of his upcoming reboot: "With this film, I really wanted to go back to the original, first two games and the associated terrifying experience that I had when I first played them.

"And at the same time, I am telling the story of a small, dying American town that will appear both familiar and relevant to today's audiences."

Resident Evil is scheduled for release on September 3.

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