'Crawl' Actress Kaya Scodelario Cast as Claire Redfield in Upcoming 'Resident Evil' Reboot


There's a lot going on in the world of Resident Evil, with the upcoming game Resident Evil Village, both a live-action and an animated series on the way from Netflix, and there's that 4K Ultra HD box set arriving this November.


Additionally, Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, The Strangers: Prey at Night) has been brought on to direct a feature film reboot based on Capcom's popular video game franchise for Constantin Film, and we've got some casting news to share with you this week via Deadline.


Starring in the roles of the iconic game characters will be Kaya Scodelario (Crawl, Maze Runner) as Claire Redfield alongside Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin.


Deadline reports that Roberts and Constantin have created "an official origin story adaptation with faithful ties to Capcom’s classic survival horror games. This story is set in 1998 on a fateful night in Raccoon City."


"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," Roberts told the site.


Franchise producer Robert Kulzer will produce on behalf of Constantin with James Harris from Tea Shop Productions (I Am Not A Serial Killer) and Hartley Gorenstein ("The Boys"). Constantin Film’s CEO Martin Moszkowicz and Victor Hadida of Davis Film will serve as executive producers.


The Resident Evil reboot is expected to release theatrically in 2021.


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