Gotham's Donal Logue Joins New Resident Evil Movie's Cast - Report

The video-game adaptation is said to be already in production.


The upcoming horror movie and video-game adaptation reboot of Resident Evil films has reportedly just cast Donal Logue (Gotham, Vikings) in an undisclosed role. The news comes via Deadline, and his joining the film's fold sees him rounding out a cast that also includes previously announced stars Kaya Scodelario (Skins) as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (The X-Files) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (Justified) as William Birkin.

The movie, which is reportedly already in production, is directed by Johannes Roberts, who helmed the hit shark thriller 47 Meters Down and its sequel, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged. In a previously released statement, Roberts spoke about what fans could expect from this upcoming Resident Evil film. "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," he said.

There is a bit of a Resident Evil renaissance taking place when it comes to adaptations. There is an upcoming CG series coming in 2021, and also a live-action series that will be directed in part by Bronwen Hughes (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead). Both those shows are coming to Netflix.

And in the broader Capcom-adaptation world, there is the upcoming Monster Hunter film due out in December and also a Mega Man movie that is trying to get off the ground. On Crackle, you can dip deeper into the catalog of adaptations with Resident Evil Afterlife, Extinction, Final Chapter, and Apocalypse--all are streaming there for free currently.

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