Production firm Constantin Film and writer/director Johannes Roberts has announced the cast of its movie Resident Evil origin story.
The movie will see brilliant casts playing lead roles starring actors like Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, Claire Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, and Albert Wesker, reported by Deadline.
Set in 1998 "on a fateful night in Raccoon City" the Resident Evil movie will star Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner) 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 William Birkin.
"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, said Roberts, the filmmaker behind shark thriller 47 Meters Down and its sequel.
It appears through Roberts' statement and the cast that this origin movie will blend elements of the first two Resident Evil games. The first game stars Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine and is set in the Spencer Mansion, a dangerous compound full of lurking horror; while Resident Evil 2 stars Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy on a really bad first night on the job in Raccoon City.
This is also separate from the announced Resident Evil Netflix series which tells an original story about Wesker's children after they move into "New Raccoon City."