Resident Evil, one of my favorite video game franchises is getting new life. The first go-around of Resident Evil films directed by Paul W.S. Anderson brought in a total worldwide theatrical box office of $1.2 billion. Now with an animated series and a new video game on the horizon, a feature film reboot is also in the works.
Today via Deadline, we have news of an addition to the growing cast for the Johannes Roberts directed Resident Evil origin story feature film. Donal Logue has been brought in to play Chief Irons. The film is currently in production and has a 2021 release. It will be a brand-new adaptation with faithful ties to the classic zombie survival video game.
Louge will be joining previously announced stars including Kaya Scodelario, playing Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen, playing Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell, playing Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper, playing Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia, playing Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough, playing William Birkin.
Resident Evil Reboot Details
Resident Evil is being produced by franchise producer Robert Kulzer of Constantin Film. With James Harris for Tea Shop Productions and Hartley Gorenstein. Martin Moszkowicz, Constantin CEO, will serve as executive producer with Victor Hadida of Davis Film. Alex Westmore and Colin Scully of Constantin are overseeing the project. Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems is distributing domestically. Sony Pictures Releasing International is handling much of the international territories.
One of Logue’s recent big roles was on FOX’s Gotham. There he starred for all five seasons as Detective Bullock. He was also on Quibi’s comedy series Dummy. Other credits to his name include The Cloverfield Paradox, Blade, and Law & Order.
I am very excited to see this film develop as a big fan of the video games. What do you think of this cast so far? Let us know in the comment section below!