‘Resident Evil: Begins’ Gets Official Title, Will Be a Reboot

Screen Gems takes this new story back to the horror roots of the original video game upon which this long-running franchise is based.

Sony's Screen Gems division has decided on an official title for their fifth Resident Evil installment. Called Resident Evil: Begins, this latest chapter in the long-running franchise will be a reboot that takes the series back to the horror roots of the original video game upon which it is based.

Resident Evil: Begins

Resident Evil: Begins will be set in 1998, before the events of the first film took place. Series star Milla Jovovich will once again portray the character Alice, and we will see her before she became the tough action hero we know today. Sienna Guillory will be reprising her role as Jill Valentine, and will actually take the lead. Instead of the main push of the story being placed on Alice, Valentine will be at the center of a major viral outbreak caused by Umbrella. There is no word yet if CGI will be used to de-age either actor.

There is also a possibility that a new video game will arrive based on Resident Evil: Begins, which offers players the chance to be either Alice or Valentine, with the goal of slowing down the viral outbreak.

Resident Evil: Begins will be in 3D.

Resident Evil: Retribution was released September 14th, 2012 and stars Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Aryana Engineer, Bingbing Li, Boris Kodjoe, Johann Urb, Robin Kasyanov. The film is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.

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  1. Noro Noah

    f*ck this give chris redfield a major role

    1 year agoby @Noro-NoahFlag

  2. Taniko

    Really? .. you destroy the Game Story with ALICE .... same bullsh*t like Tomb raider Reboot... they destroy the story too -.-

    2 years agoby @TanikoFlag

  3. Shuzer

    I really want someone else to take over. They've had 5 movies done by Anderson.

    2 years agoby @shuzerFlag

  4. Kervin Dy Sawyer

    You know what's BUUUUUULLSH*T? Paul Anderson directing this again and inserting ALICE to the plot! Come on HOLLYWOOD give us GAMERS a break! Give us what we wanted and take out the sh*tty twists and unrelated characters to the story! We rather see Chris and Jill on this reboot and we do not want any ALICE in it!

    3 years agoby @Kervin-Dy-SawyerFlag

  5. WongFu

    Not Paul, it needs to go to someone that knows how to do fantasy and horror. Maybe an up and rising new director that has worked on Supernatural and other shows or someone like me. I've played the games and next year I'm making a fan film of 'guess what' no not that 'the game version of R.E' after another horror film I'll be directing.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  6. Sean

    @Dandave-Arjay-Aquiler-Javier You think Aly Larter is the worst choice for Claire?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. Dandave Arjay Aquiler Javier

    and make Claire a 20-ish redhead, i liked her because of that, i'm sorry but Aly Larter is the worst choice for Claire

    3 years agoby @Dandave-Arjay-Aquiler-JavierFlag

  8. Dandave Arjay Aquiler Javier

    @sean: like i said, reboot everything and stay loyal to the games, which do not include Alice

    3 years agoby @Dandave-Arjay-Aquiler-JavierFlag

  9. Jay.A.Ottley

    @dan1 loooool

    www.ThankYouDan.co.uk :)

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @skywise All I remember is blondie

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. skywise

    @dan1 oh yes Barry who could forget. besides me.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  12. Dan


    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  13. Jay.A.Ottley


    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  14. Sean

    @skywise Oh okay, so Jill would probably be first or main character.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  15. Dan

    @skywise@bawnian-dexeus Barry? Where's Barry?

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  16. skywise

    @bawnian-dexeus it is among my favorite franchises in history so when they went off on the Alice story i was a little disapointed. sure we got many of the characters from the game but they always took a back seat to Clare.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  17. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @skywise Indeed. Only played a few hours in my life and that would make my day

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  18. skywise

    @themoviefanatic if they stick to the games Jill, chris and Wesker would be the top billed characters in the first film.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  19. Sean

    @Dandave-Arjay-Aquiler-Javier I wonder who they'd make the main character, if Alice was removed.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  20. Dandave Arjay Aquiler Javier

    remove Alice, reboot the film, be loyal to the games!

    3 years agoby @Dandave-Arjay-Aquiler-JavierFlag

  21. JasonKat

    QUESTION OF THE DAY.. Who or which director do u think out of the bunch can make "resident evil" the kinda movie that it should be? And i dont mean in an alice version, i mean sumthing diff to what we have been getting, and pls dont say george a romero, lol i mean sumthing serious!,

    4 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  22. Oregon

    @PR15Ya1aoskI41 wow! i've never seen so many @ mentions in one comment. we should reboot this conversation.

    4 years agoby @oregonFlag

  23. J.P.

    @pjwolsker If it's a reboot, does it take place before the events of the first film? If its a reboot, it wouldn't be in canon with the other films and would therefore be the first film in an Entirely new series.

    4 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  24. Pjwolsker

    thats dumb. the last one ended right on a cliffhanger

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  25. Pjwolsker

    @jptheredskull im pretty sure the title of the article says its going to be a reboot

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  26. WongFu

    Paul is no longer attached to it, just by name only.

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  27. JasonKat

    A:...Maybe he doesnt want any1 rebooting sumthing that never really started! So he wants to make1 b4 sum1 else steals his ideas, lol B... he finally played resident evil on ps3 and realized how bad he messed up the franchise by not playing the game 1st, or atleast he prob only played level1, then turned it off to watch american idol, lol. then theres C. he never really had any ideas for a part5, so he figired, i'll start over.

    4 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  28. TheMime

    This franchise is good but why go backwards uh?......different point of view....come on....

    4 years agoby @themimeFlag

  29. J.P.

    @frankenfate Hopefully we get one that brings Jill's and Alice's storylines together properly.

    4 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

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