‘Resident Evil’ Reboot adds Writer-Director and Cast Members

For fans, Resident Evil getting a faithful adaptation of its source material would surely be exciting and according to an article on Deadline, there is a new film in the works that has already secured a knowledgeable director and a wealth of talent for key cast members.

Produced by Constantin Film, writer and director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) is set to helm the new movie, of which he said, “has been conceived an official origin story adaptation with faithful ties to Capcom’s classic survival horror games. This story is set in 1998 on a fateful night in Raccoon City.”

Along with the announcement of Roberts who will be behind the camera, cast members that were added include Kaya Scodelario (Crawl) 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, and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as scientist Dr. William Birkin.

After spanning six entries, the Resident Evil film series is due for a fresh take following the story that began with the first in 2002 starring Milla Jovovich as the lead character Alice and directed by her husband Paul W.S. Anderson. The series went on to earn $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office, becoming the highest-grossing series of films ever based on a video game.

In addition to the new film, a Resident Evil series adaptation has recently been announced at Netflix, however it is unknown yet if the new film will tie into it.

Are you excited for more live-action Resident Evil?

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Mark McCurley
Since Mark was four years old he has always loved the horror genre, even when his mother would be a good parent and not let him watch such films. It was when he would sneak into the Horror section at the video store called Tommy K's that he would see all of the VHS covers of classics like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. During his time as a journalism major and news staff writer at Southern CT State University, he had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren before a seminar in 2009 at the Lyman Center on campus.

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