Fantasy casting: Biohazard/ Resident Evil
You may remember that nearly a year ago now I listed my casting ideas for Tomb Raider.
I’ve been watching lots of Resident Evil (a.k.a. Biohazard, バイオハザード) longplays recently to get my nostalgia fix.
These got me thinking about how, as with Tomb Raider, I’d love for a movie loyal to the 1990s games to be made, complete with polystyrene sets and animatronic monsters.
I swear I could make such good films if Hollywood would only let me borrow millions of dollars and leave me to it!
So here are some of my ideas for live-action casting of key Resident Evil characters. I haven’t included every character ever, because I can’t think of somebody for everyone, and there are also some games I haven’t played, like Revelations etc.
Bonus Dino Crisis!
Dino Crisis is another gem from Shinji Mikami and team. I don’t think it’s as popular as Resident Evil, and the series certainly isn’t still going; it came to an abrupt halt after Dino Crisis 3, which, if I remember correctly, was set far in the future, in space, with dinosaurs. Now you’d think that dinosaurs in space would tick all my boxes, but Dino Crisis 3 was a bit weird. And clearly everybody thought so because these games haven’t been heard from since.
They are in desperate need of an epic reboot. In movie terms, I can see Maika Monroe pulling off Regina. I should refresh myself with the games before I go thinking of actors for the other characters.
I really loved Regina when I was a kid. Jill Valentine made me want to be a cop, but Regina was just super cool to me even though I knew I couldn’t fight dinosaurs for a living.
I’ve never forgotten this bitchin’ intro for Dino Crisis 2. That T-Rex used to do me a real spoop.
If you’re making any of these movies, please throw me in there as a random bit-part character!