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Resident Evil Reboot Origins Movie Cast Revealed

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It’s been just over a year since we last heard word about the upcoming reboot of the Resident Evil film franchise (not to be confused with the upcoming Netflix live-action Resident Evil series) and now Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) has begun building an ensemble cast including Kaya Scodelairo (The Maze Runner), Robbie Amell (Upload) and Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp).

Constantin Film and writer-director Johannes Roberts teamed together to create an official origin story adaptation with faithful ties to Capcom’s classic survival horror games that is set in 1998 on a fateful night in Raccoon City.

Starring in the roles of the iconic game characters will be Maze Runner‘s Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield alongside 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.

(L-R) Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen (Bottom L-R) Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia and Neal McDonough

“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.

Franchise producer Robert Kulzer will produce again on behalf of Constantin with James Harris from Tea Shop Productions and Hartley Gorenstein.

Said Kulzer, “After a dozen games, six live-action movies and hundreds of pages of fan fiction, we felt compelled to return to the year 1998, to explore the secrets hidden in the walls of the Spenser Mansion and Raccoon City.

Based on Capcom’s hugely popular video games, the Resident Evil movies have earned $1.2 billion worldwide to date, making it the highest-grossing film series to be based on a video game.

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