Resident Evil has been getting a lot of fresh announcements this year. Along with the upcoming Resident Evil Village coming to next-gen systems and two different series arriving on Netflix next year, we finally got some more information about the upcoming Resident Evil reboot series of movies. Written and directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) has announced the movie’s title and cast.
Taking place in 1998 on the night during the Raccoon City outbreak, Resident Evil: Origins will star Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner) as Claire Redfield, 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.
In a statement, Roberts said, “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 audience.”
A release date has yet to be announced, but pre-production has begun. The film will be produced by Constantin Film, the same group that worked with Paul W.S. Anderson for his Resident Evil film series.