Constantin Film is heading back to Raccoon City.
Coming to us from The Hollywood Reporter, Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen and Robbie Amell will star in Resident Evil, which is serving is the official origin story for the rebooted movie franchise based on the popular Capcom horror video games. Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) will both write and direct.
Constantin previously made a successful run with the franchise, which included six Evil movies, which have grossed over $1.2 billion at the global box office. Milla Jovovich starred in each, with the last one being 2016’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
The story for the upcoming flick is set on in a fateful night in Raccoon City in 1998; the fictional Midwestern town is known in Evil lore as the center of a virus outbreak that destroys it and forever changes the country.
The movie will also feature characters that are central to the underlying Evil mythology. Scoledario will play Claire Redfield, who would eventually go on to become a major character in the games but in the origin is a woman heading into Raccoon City to visit her brother, Chris Redfield, being played by Amell.
John-Kamen is Jill Valentine, a member of an elite division within the city’s police department known as Special Tactics and Rescue Services. Hopper is researcher Albert Wesker, a duplicitous man serving the Umbrella Corporation’s dangerous mutant bioresearch while hiding his belief that mass extinction is what humanity needs.
Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) is Leon Kennedy, a federal counterterrorist agent, while McDonough (Yellowstone) is William Birkin, a virologist who turns ultimately turns against the Umbrella Corporation but in the process poses an even greater threat to the town.
“With this movie, I really wanted to go back to the original first two games and 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 feel both relatable and relevant to today’s audiences, said Roberts in a statement.
What do you make of this news? Is a new Resident Evil franchise that more faithfully adapts the video games something you would be interested in checking out? And what do you think of the cast? Sound off in the comments below and let me and the rest of the movie loving world know your thoughts on the matter!