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!