Released in 2017, the film “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” / “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” was really the last (sixth in a row) chapter for the permanent writer and director of the series, Paul Anderson. Capcom decided to breathe new life into the film franchise by bringing in new writer / director Johannes Roberts and bringing together a young cast. The plot of the new film in the franchise will include key points from the narrative of the first two PC games Resident Evil.
Claire Redfield will be played by Kai Scodelario (“The Maze Runner”), Jill Valentine – by Hannah John-Kamen (“Ant-Man and the Wasp”), Chris Redfield will be played by Robbie Amell (“People of the Future”), Albert Wesker – by Tom Hopper (” Umbrella Academy “), Leon Kennedy – Evan Jogia (” Zombieland 2: Control Shot “) and William Birkin – Neil McDonough (” Minority Report “).
(L-R) Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen (Bottom L-R) Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia and Neal McDonoughMega
Note that the main characters of the first Resident Evil game were Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, the second – Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy. The production of the restart of the franchise will be handled by the same company Constantine Film, which dealt with the first six parts. The premiere of the new film is expected in 2021.
Recall that in addition to the feature film based on the Resident Evil franchise, they are filming a game series about Albert Wesker’s daughters Jade and Billy, as well as the animated series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness about the heroes Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy (both projects are created for the Netflix streaming platform).