Filming has now wrapped on the Resident Evil reboot from director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, The Strangers: Prey at Night). The news came from Sony via Twitter stating, ” That’s a wrap in Raccoon City.”
Kaya Scodelario (Crawl) stars as Claire Redfield. Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) plays Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) is Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (“The Umbrella Academy”) plays Albert Wesker, “Yellowstone’s” Neal McDonough plays William Birkin, and Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) plays the role of Leon S. Kennedy, with Donal Logue (Silent Night) as Chief Irons.
Deadline quotes Roberts as saying, “With this movie, I really wanted to go back to the original first two games and recreate the terrifying visceral experience I had when I first played the 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 audience.”
Robert Kulzer of Constantin Film (Resident Evil franchise), James Harris for Tea Shop Productions (I Am Not A Serial Killer), and Hartley Gorenstein (“The Boys”) are producing. Constantin Film’s CEO Martin Moszkowicz is serving as an executive producer along with Victor Hadida of Davis Films. Alex Zhang is co-executive producing as well as Dylan Tarason (Hell or High Water) of Constantin Film. The film is being overseen by Alex Westmore and Colin Scully for Constantin Film.
Robert’s Resident Evil is set to arrive sometime in 2021 and will bring to life a new universe based on Capcom’s game franchise.
Paul W.S Anderson’s 2002 original adaptation starred Milla Jovovich as Alice who along with a military unit, goes head to head with an out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident in an underground facility known as “The Hive”. Here’s a look back at the original trailer.