Kaya Scodelario and Avan Jogia are just two of the stars who have joined the Resident Evil origin movie.
The Hollywood Reporter announced that Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, and Neal McDonough will also star in the pic.
The upcoming movie essentially reboots the franchise and is set on a fateful night in Raccoon City in 1998, where the town is known in Evil lore as the center of a virus outbreak that destroys it and forever changes the country.
Kaya 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, played by Robbie.
Hannah is Jill Valentine, a member of an elite division within the city’s police department known as Special Tactics and Rescue Services. Tom 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.
Avan will play Leon Kennedy, a federal counterterrorist agent, while Neal 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,” director Johannes Roberts shared in a statement.
Just recently, it was announced that there will also be a television series on Netflix. Get the details…