Capcom’s time-honored Resident Evil franchise will soon make the leap to the big screen again. Now the main actors of the upcoming movie of Resident Evil Reboot have been announced.
After Capcom announced the CG series of Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness a few days ago, details of the next adaptation of the iconic survival horror saga have now been presented. First and foremost, those responsible for the next Resident Evil Reboot movie announced the cast of the video game adaptation yesterday evening, as reported by the Hollywood Reporter.
Fans of the series can look forward to seeing many beloved characters and series veterans again. We see Kaya Scodelario (Crawl) as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (The Flash) as Chris Redfield, and Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy. The cast complete Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as the villain Albert Wesker and finally Neal McDonough (Arrow) as William Birkin.
On the director’s chair confirms Johannes Roberts, who has staged “47 Meters Down” in recent years and thus already has experience in the horror genre. His film will be a reboot of the series and therefore have nothing to do with the content of the six previous live-action films in the franchise. Instead, the movie is supposed to take us back to 1998 in Raccoon City. A devastating virus breaks out there on a fateful night and ensures that nothing is as it once was.
The movie is produced by Robert Kulzer (Pandorum) from Constantin Film and James Harris from Tea Shop Productions (I Am Not a Serial Killer), Hartley Gorenstein (The Boys) and Dylan Tarason (Hell or High Water) as co-producer. In addition, Constantin CEO Martin Moszkowicz (The God of Carnage), Victor Hadida (Killer’s Bodyguard) and Alex Zhang (Greyhound: Battle in the Atlantic) are involved as executive producers on the project. Constantin Film’s Alex Westmore and Colin Scully are overseeing the project.
The new Resident Evil Reboot movie is due to hit theaters sometime in 2021. The video game adaptation does not yet have an exact release date.