Constantin Film has reportedly found its cast for the lead roles in the upcoming live-action film reboot of Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise (via Deadline).
It’s going to be directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down), and will apparently be an origin story adaptation “with faithful ties to Capcom’s classic survival horror games,” taking place in 1998 during the outbreak in Raccoon City.
Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner) will play the role of Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell (Upload) will play Chris Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) will play Jill Valentine, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) will play Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Victorious, Zombieland: Double Tap) will play Leon Kennedy, and then we have Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin.
You can see an image of the cast down below:
Roberts commented on why they decided to go with the older setting instead of going towards a more modern route:
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.
This isn’t the only new Resident Evil project currently in the works. There’s a new animated TV series called Infinite Darkness that stars Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield that’s set to debut in 2021 exclusively on Netflix.
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