Resident Evil Movie Reboot Explores Raccoon City's Dying Days

A new Resident Evil film will explore the series' roots and the T-Virus' spread into Raccoon City.

Another Resident Evil movie is in the works, and this time, it's following Capcom's lead going back to the series' roots. Constantin Film and Johannes Roberts are creating a Resident Evil reboot film exploring the Spencer Mansion and the last days of Raccoon City.

Roberts (47 Meters Down; The Other Side of the Door) said his inspiration for the films was the sense of horror the first two games roused in him when he played them.

At the same time, he wants to make it relevant, saying the film is "telling a grounded human story about a small, dying American town that feels both relatable and relevant to today’s audiences."

Apart from knowing it explores the series' origins somehow, so far the only other solid detail is the casting.

  • Claire Redfield — Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner)
  • Leon Kennedy — Avan Jogia (Now Apocalypse)
  • Jill Valentine — Hannah John-Kamen (Game of Thrones)
  • Chris Redfield — Robbie Amell (Upload)
  • Albert Wesker — Tom Hoppers (Umbrella Academy)
  • William Birkin — Neal McDonough (Minority Report)

Robert Kulzer will reprise his role as producer after leading production for the six previous live-action Resident Evil films.

There's no production timeline for the Resident Evil movie reboot, but it's not the only adaptation on the way. Netflix is producing Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, an anime series following Claire and Leon as they investigate... something. Details are still scant on that one, too.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Resident Evil news as it develops.

[Source: Deadline]

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Oct. 6th 2020

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