“The Flash” actor Robbie Amell is among the cast of Constantin Film’s “Resident Evil” reboot.
Amell, who played Firestorm on The CW series, joins Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia and Neal McDonough in Johannes Robert’s restart of the video game cum film franchise.
Scodelario will play Claire Redfield alongside John-Kamen’s Jill Valentine, Amell’s Chris Redfield, Hopper’s Albert Wesker, Jogia’s Leon S. Kennedy, and McDonough’s William Birkin.
“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, said Roberts, the filmmaker behind shark thriller “47 Meters Down” and its sequel.
Franchise producer Robert Kulzer will produce again on behalf of Constantin with James Harris from Tea Shop Productions and Hartley Gorenstein.
Said Kulzer, “After a dozen games, six live-action movies and hundreds of pages of fan fiction, we felt compelled to return to the year 1998, to explore the secrets hidden in the walls of the Spenser Mansion and Raccoon City.