Capcom’s seminal survival horror series Resident Evil is heading back to the large screen, for the “beginning of a new universe inspired by storylines and characters” from the games.
Resident Evil’s latest movie adaptation is currently in pre-production, and is being handled by Constantin Film (who steered Paul W. S. Anderson’s exceedingly wonky Resident Evil ship) together with writer/director Johannes Roberts.
Roberts’ Resident Evil reboot is about to release theatrically a while next year (although there’s still many time for 2020 to offer us real-life zombies, so, you know), and can star Maze Runner’s Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Ant-Man and therefore the Wasp’s Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Upload’s Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, and Zombieland: Double Tap’s Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy. Tom Hopper – Luther within the Umbrella Academy – will play Albert Wesker, and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) is William Birkin.
“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 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 in a statement shared by Deadline.
The new movie adds a roster of Resident Evil adaptations planned for the years to return . In August, Netflix finally revealed long-gestating plans to bring the sport to the small screen, with a TV series by Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) focused on 14-year-old twin sisters Jade Wesker and Billie Wesker. a couple of weeks later, Capcom and Netflix announced Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, a CG anime series from the producer of the animated films Resident Evil: Degeneration, Resident Evil: Damnation, and Resident Evil: Vendetta.
As for the games, Resident Evil/Biohazard remains as popular and vital as ever; in June, Capcom shared the first trailer Resident Evil Village, a brand new title coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.