“For me it was very clear cut that I wanted to go back and make it scary again” – Screenwriter on the Resident Evil reboot

Discussing Film recently sat down with Greg Russo, who is involved in the untitled reboot of the Resident Evil film series as a screenwriter. Russo, whose other works include Mortal Kombat and Death Note, the latter of which based on a popular Japanese manga of the same name, worked on the project for about a year. Although his “involvement on that project has kind of concluded” now, it is interesting to learn where he got his inspiration from.

“Obviously I’m a huge fan of the franchise so to work on that was a lot of fun.” said Russo. “And they’ve made six films before so when you come back to that and reboot it, you wanna do something different and not just rehash. For me it was very clear cut that I wanted to go back and make it scary again like a horror film in terms of the classic James Wan style so that was the pitch, going back and looking what made the games scary in the first place so yea Resident Evil 7 was a bit of a touchstone for my draft.”

You can find the interview in its entirety on DF.

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