Resident Evil is back and Crawl’s Kaya Scodelario heads an all-star cast featuring Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia and Neal McDonough.
Resident Evil returns. This time Constantin Films and writer-director Johannes Roberts will be rebooting the ever-popular game series for the movies, yet again.
Of course, everyone remembers Paul W.S. Anderson’s take starring Milla Jovovich. His franchise made a combined $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office to make it one of the highest grossing adaptations of a video game according to Deadline.
The idea behind Roberts’ vision, he wants to recreate the gut punch feelings that the first two Resident Evil games brought to the table. He may be the man for the job having helmed the successful, 47 Meters Down.
Supposedly, the script is very faithful to Capcom’s storylines. The first movie is set in Raccoon City circa 1998.
Crawl’s Kaya Scodelario has been cast as Claire Redfield. Joining her as Jill Valentine is Hannah John-Kamen. Robbie Amell will play Chris Redfield while Tom Hopper signs on as Albert Wesker.
Rounding out the roster of talent is Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy and veteran actor Neal McDonough is onboard as William Birkin. Project Blue Book fans will remember him as General Valentine on the History Channel series.
Producer Robert Kulzer feels that the time is right to revisit Raccoon City to flesh out the secrets embedded in the walls of Spenser Mansion. Of course, there will be a TV series on Netflix. Which reminds us of the same scenario last year with Child’s Play where Sony had the feature film coming out while SyFy was developing the small screen version.
Since this news was reported yesterday, no release dates or production details were shared. As the film gears up for principal shooting, more information will probably be revealed.
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