It seems like yesterday when Milla Jovovich starred in the film version of Resident Evil. That saga left between 2002 and 2016 six films quite criticized, so the most staunch fans in history asked for a new installment, of course, more faithful to the original plot of the video game.
Well, the Capcom franchise is already in the process of making the reboot. Associate Producers recently revealed the cast who will star in the new film. based on the iconic game of survival horror released in the late 90s.
The new cast for ‘Resident Evil’
Through a press release, the German production company Constantin Films revealed the actors and actresses who will participate in the new film saga of Resident Evil which will be directed by Johannes Roberts, British filmmaker known for his work on 47 Meters Down (2017).
The cast heads it Hannah John Kamen (Ant-Man & The Wasp) and Kaya Scodelario (Skins, Maze Runner) What Jill Valentine y Claire Redfield, respectively. They are joined by the actors Robbie Amell (Code 8) What STARS member Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as the antagonist Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland) What Leon S. Kennedy and Neal Mc Donough (Yellowstone) What William Brikin.
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They return to the original plot
The film saga of Milla Jovovich – distributed by Constantin and Sony– modified some parts in the original story of the franchise. While in video games the protagonist is Jill Valentine, for the movies was created Alice Abernathy, a new character (played by Jovovich) out of canon game history.
That was the most significant change, among many others, that ended up making the franchise on the big screen a criticized product, despite its box office success. Now, in this new opportunity, the director Johannes Robert and the producer of Constantin, Robert Kulzer, they plan to make the film more faithful to the first installments of the game.
Director Roberts indicated that he is excited about the new production, as considers it important to return to the essence of the first games released between 1996 and 1998. “With this movie I really wanted to go back to the original, the first two games and the associated terrifying experience I had when I first played them“, he pointed.
After a dozen games, six live action movies and hundreds of pages of fan fiction, we felt compelled to go back to 1998 to explore the secrets that lie within the walls of the Spencer Mansion and hidden from Raccoon City, producer Robert Kulzer said.
The zombie franchise will celebrate 25 years
This new film commanded by Constantin Films will arrive in 2021 -still without an established date- to the cinemas of the world with the aim of reaching a new audience and, of course, surpassing the more than 1.2 million dollars that the last saga raised.
But there is something else behind the agenda of Resident Evil. The franchise will celebrate its 25th anniversary in a year and has other projects on the horizon in which Netflix will play an important role. Recently, the platform released a trailer for the animated series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.
In addition, the service streaming also revealed in August a part of the script for a series live-action, also in collaboration with Constantin Films. “When the Wesker children move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they discover could be the end of it all.“Says the advance. The franchise will thus arrive with a complete arsenal of content to celebrate its 25 years.
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Kaya Scodelario leads the cast of ‘Resident Evil’ reboot!