Constantin Film has announced via Deadline that the cast of their upcoming Resident Evil film reboot which includes Kaya Scodelario (Crawl) as Claire Redfield alongside Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Ready Player One) 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, Band of Brothers, Captain America: The First Avenger) as William Birkin.
Johannes Roberts will be directing and it’s been confirmed that it will be an origin story taking place at Raccoon City in 1998.
Instead of continuing the Alice story from the Paul W.S. Anderson films they will going to be taking more of a traditional horror angle with the characters from the Capcom video game leading the film as Alice was created for the films.
RESIDENT EVIL (1996) – Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, members of an elite task force known as S.T.A.R.S., as they investigate the outskirts of Raccoon City following the disappearance of their team members. They soon become trapped in a mansion infested with zombies and other monsters.
Filming is confirmed to take place in the Toronto/Greater Toronto Area aka GTA along with talk of a shoot in New Zealand.
Daniel Richtman first mentioned Kaya was in the mix and The Illuminerdi first mentioned that Hannah was up for the Jill Valentine role.
There had been speculation that Kaya was joining the cast of Amazon’s Lord of The Rings series which seems to be debunked with this announcement.