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Brace yourselves for a Resident Evil reboot (Picture: Capcom)

If you have been getting a little sick of reboots and remakes, brace yourself, Resident Evil is coming your way.

The potential reboot has now found its director, according to Variety.

Johannes Roberts, who last went behind the camera for shark thriller 47 Meters Down, is expected to take this project on and is also reported to write the script.

The movie is to begin production in 2019 and will feature an all-new cast, however, no release date has been set yet.

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Resident Evil is making a return to the big screens (Picture: Capcom)

This is great news for fans after the high-grossing horror film series – which is based on the popular video game franchise of the same name – appeared to come to an end in 2017 with the sixth Resident Evil film, The Final Chapter.

A total of six films are reportedly being planned for this latest reboot.



Back in 2017 Deadline reported that The Conjuring 2s James Wan had signed on to produce the reboot from a script by Mortal Kombats Greg Russo.

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Are you ready? (Picture: Capcom)

At the time, it was noted that Russo and Wan were only expected to be around for the first of six planned new films.

Last month Russo revealed hed left the project, and was now unsure as to whether his screenplay would actually be used.

He said: I worked on the reboot for about a year and then Producer James Wan came in, my involvement on that project has kind of concluded, so Im not sure what theyll really do with it.

I submitted my draft to the producers and they were happy with it and ultimately theyll do what they will with the property but Im currently not involved with that film.

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