Resident Evil Movie Reboot Reveals Star-Studded Cast
In recent years the Resident Evil games have seen quite the resurgence with fans, as the original 90s-era releases have seen new life as stunning modernized remakes. While Capcom’s delve back into survival horror has earned no shortage of success, it appears the movie side of the franchise is also setting up for a return as well. Following months of unconfirmed rumors, it appears the long-awaited Resident Evil movie reboot is finally upon us with a sizeable cast now attached to star in the upcoming picture.
As reported by Deadline, production house Contantin Film and writer/director Johannes Roberts are planning to bring a “faithful” adaptation of the original game into live-action, acting as an “official origin story” and “set in 1998 on a fateful night in Raccoon City.” According to the outlet, six actors have now officially signed on to star in the upcoming Resident Evil movie reboot, including:
- Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner series) as Claire Redfield
- 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
- Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin
‘Resident Evil’ Reboot: Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen & More Starring In Origin Story Adaptation https://t.co/Cq4mGM0uXn
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) October 6, 2020
Alongside the announcement, screenwriter and director Johannes Roberts spoke about his goals regarding an RE adaptation, with the 47 Meters Down filmmaker expressing a desire to “re-create the terrifying visceral experience” of the first two games. “With this movie, I really wanted to go back to the original first two games and re-create the terrifying visceral experience I had when I first played them whilst at the same time telling a grounded human story about a small dying American town that feels both relatable and relevant to today’s audiences.”
As it looks right now, the cast for the Resident Evil movie reboot is looking pretty strong so far and each actor could easily be seen at the center of potential RE sequels or spin-offs if this new cinematic franchise called for it. By the looks of the production’s promise of a more “faithful” story, this new film doesn’t appear to be at all connected to the previous Resident Evil series from Paul W.S. Anderson, especially as the filmmaker is currently heading another video game adaptation in the live-action Monster Hunter movie.
What do you think? Are you excited about the new cast of the Resident Evil movie reboot, or would you have cast a different actor in a certain role? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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