Fans can be really mean. Star Avan Jogia deleted her social media after “Resident Evil” fans blew up her Leon S. Kennedy look in “Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City.”
In an EXCLUSIVE interview with CinePOP, Jogia explained how he handled hate:
“When you do something that people love… And I love it too, because I’m a huge fan of ‘Resident Evil 4’. I grew up playing with Leon Kennedy in ‘Resident Evil 2’. I ‘ loves games. When you remake something that people love, it’s hard to please everyone. Director Johannes Roberts tried to stay true to the character when he chose me for the role. my job was to revisit the games and study the character’s behavior. How does Leon act? I tried to capture his iconic poses. I started there and took it a step further. ” -he declares.
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The feature film is already showing in national cinemas.
The production adapts the story of the first two games and, like the original, is set in 1998 and chronicles the events of Raccoon City surrounded by zombies. Spencer Mansion and the Raccoon City Police Department appear in the film.
The feature film received a high Rated-R rating (ages 17 and up) for “bloody violence and adult language”.
The cast includes Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia as Leon and Lily Gao as Ada Wong, Neal McDonough as William Birkin), Chad Rock as Richard Aiken and Donal Logue as Brad Vickers.
In addition to directing, Johannes Roberts writes the screenplay alongside Greg Russo (“Mortal Kombat 2021”).
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