Aside from Resident Evil Village coming in 2021, fans of the franchise can also look forward to the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness animated series coming to Netflix, as well as a live-action series also in the works. But much to fans’ delight, it seems that there’s yet another project that’s also in the pipeline: a movie reboot covering the origin story of the Resident Evil saga from Constantin Films.
What’s more, the lead cast for the movie has also been announced, with actors for Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, Claire Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, and Albert Wesker announced. The news was announced by the film’s writer and director Johannes Roberts.
The film is set in 1998 “on a fateful night in Raccoon City” and will star Maze Runner’s Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Upload’s Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Umbrella Academy’s Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Zombieland: Double Tap’s Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, and Yellowstone’s Neal McDonough as William Birkin.
A movie based on the original Resident Evil and its more iconic sequel? Hell yes.
“I really wanted to go back to the original first two games and recreate 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,” said Roberts, whose other works includes the 47 Meters Down (via Deadline).
The new origin movie is set to premiere sometime in 2021.