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The Resident Evil reboot movie has some big names

The Resident Evil reboot movie has cast a lot of its lead characters and features big names, both in terms of the protagonists themselves alongside the actors playing them.

In production by Constantin Film, the same group behind the Milla Jovovich franchise of films, this new reboot is set in 1998 “on a fateful night in Raccoon City” and stars the following:

  • Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner) as Claire Redfield
  • Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine
  • Robbie Amell (The Babysitter) as Chris Redfield
  • Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker
  • Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy
  • Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin

Whlie we don’t have a synopsis as yet, the characters above suggest the film could be an amalgamation of the events of both Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2. Actually, the film’s director, Johannes Roberts, confirms as much.

“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,” Roberts said in a statement.

We’ll have more on the Resident Evil reboot movie as it’s made available. This film is separate from the Resident Evil live-action Netflix series with “the Wesker kids” as well as Resident Evil Infinite Darkness, a new Netflix CG film starring Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield.

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