Constantin Film is not done with the Resident Evil franchise. The company, already at work on the first saga developed by Paul W. S. Anderson, is preparing to propose a cinematic reboot that will adapt the first two games.
Johannes Roberts, director of this new Resident Evil, said on this subject : “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”. Robert Kulzer, historical producer of the Resident Evil saga, will be associated with this reboot and says : “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”.
The reboot will feature characters who are well known to video game fans and will be as faithful as possible to the first two video games. Thus, Claire Redfield will be embodied by Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner, Skins) while Robbie Amell (Upload, The Tomorrow People) will take on the role of Chris Redfield. Jill Valentine, heroine of the first game, will be played by Hannah John-Kamen (Killjoys, Ant-Man and the Wasp). Albert Wesker will be played by Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy, Black Sails), Leon S. Kennedy will be played by Avan Jogia (Now Apocalypse, Zombieland: Double Tap) and Neal McDonough (Project Blue Book, Minority Report) will play William Birkin.