Holy ffffffff... wasn't expecting this news today.
Incase you weren't aware, there is an all new Resident Evil film franchise on the way. And yes, it will be different than the two Netflix series that are in the works. The first of the two series is starring two "Wesker Daughters" and will be live action. The other is called Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, and will be an animated series starring Leon & Claire.
And now, we learn the first casting news for the film series that is also coming!
The film will be an origin story, and focus on the first two games in the series. I'm wondering how that will work, since anyone who is a fan of the game series knows that RE2 takes place a few months after the first game.
The cast list out, and oh man does it make a hardcore RE fan like myself excited. We now know who will play Leon, Claire, Chris, Jill, Albert Wesker AND William Birkin!
Up First.. Robbie Amell is Chris Redfield.
You may recognize him from The Flash TV series!
Next, Hannah John-Kamen is Jill Valentine!!
She was in Killjoys and had a bit role in Game Of Thrones!
Avan Jogia is Leon Kennedy!
Kaya Scodelario is Claire Redfield!
She was in Crawl!
Tom Hooper from Umbrella Academy is Albert Wesker!
And lastly, Neal Mcdonough is William Birkin!
The film will be directed by 47 Meters Down director Johannes Roberts, who had this to say about the upcoming project:
“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.”