Production is underway on writer-director Johannes Roberts’ Resident Evil. And today we have word Donal Logue (Blade, Gotham), Chad Rook (The Flash), and Lily Gao (The Handmaid’s Tale) has joined the cast. Logue will play Chief Irons.
They join Kaya Scodelario (Crawl) as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin.
Produced by Constantin Film, Roberts’ reboot will be an official origin story with faithful ties to the games set in 1998 on a fateful night in Raccoon City.
Roberts says: “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.”
Producer Robert Kulzer 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.“
Kulzer will once again produce this new entry in the series along with James Harris, and Hartley Gorenstein. Martin Moszkowicz and Victor Hadida are executive producers and Alex Westmore and Colin Scully will oversee the project.