Resident Evil Movie Reboot has announced its cast, and it’s an impressive line-up of actors and talents that will play fan-favorite characters from the popular Survival Horror franchise as the film will adapt the 1998 storyline from the first two Resident Evil games.
Here’s the report first posted by Deadline Hollywood:
Contantin Film has set in motion a new adaptation to add to the ever-expanding Resident Evil movie franchise. Constantin and writer-director Johannes Roberts said Tuesday that have conceived an official origin story adaptation with faithful ties to Capcom’s classic survival horror games. The story is set in 1998 on a fateful night in Raccoon City.
Starring in the roles of the iconic game characters will be Maze Runner‘s Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield alongside Hannah John Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin.
Known as Biohazard in Japan, Resident Evil first came to the original PlayStation in 1996 and has since spawned into a successful IP for Capcom with numerous sequels, spin-offs, and other forms of media that include three CG animated films and six live-action movies starring Milla Jovovich and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. The Jovovich films were successful popcorn action flicks but loosely adapted the plot of the games much to the chagrin of fans. This new reboot aims to wipe the slate clean and course correct that by adapting the plot of the first two Resident Evil games as the impressive casting choices show. No release date has been announced for the reboot yet.
Be sure to check out our related feature on Capcom announcing their celebration plans for Resident Evil 25th Anniversary, which happens on March next year.