From 2002 and 2016, the Resident Evil franchise had a long and successful run with moviegoers all over the world and the fanatic gamers fans of the franchise. We had six action-packed films over the years with action icon Milla Jovovich playing the franchise lead, Alice.
The reboot was first announced in 2017 by Constantin Film and according to a new Patreon post from Daniel Richtman (spotted by FullCircleCinema) they are aiming to focus on actual characters from the video game, Alice being created specifically for the films and was part of the Capcom universe. A trio of Disney actors are mentioned for being wanted to play key franchise roles in the reboot.
British actress Kaya Scodelario best known for her role as Teresa in The Maze Runner series of film, the horror flick Crawl, and Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is is said to be in the mix for the role of Claire Redfield in the new Resident Evil film.
Another role that they’re rumored to be considering actors for is Chris Redfield (Claire’s brother), a member of the Raccoon City police department Special Tactics And Rescue Service team. They’re said to be looking at Australian actor Brenton Thwaites, who played Dick Grayson from CW’s Titans and he worked with Kaya on Disney’s Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Neither are confirmed for talks.
The third character mentioned was Leon, the rookie cop that recently moved to Raccoon City and the studio is said to be interested in British actor Harris Dickinson, who is best known as Prince Phillip in Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and will be seen next in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman prequel The King’s Man.
The reboot will be directed by Johannes Roberts with a script penned by Mortal Kombat reboot screenwriter Greg Russo.
The new Resident Evil movie was targeting a production start at the end of next month but with the coronavirus pandemic impacting global productions, that seems extremely unlikely. We could get confirmations about these actors joining the project in the coming weeks, but nothing seems to be confirmed at the moment and when filming will begin is unclear.
HN Entertainment will certainly keep Resident Evil fans in the loop when updates surface. Let us know what you think about these rumored castings below!