The icons return
The original Resident Evil was an absolutely incredible experience, and one that birthed a whole new franchise for Capcom. It also included an incredibly cheesy FMV intro that became an instant hit with fans, and has managed to endure for decades now.
Capcom hasn’t done anything with the live-action actors since their original appearance in Resident Evil, but fans are more than happy to pick up the slack. Their efforts give us the video above, which showcases the original live-action actors for Chris Redfield, Barry Burton, and Albert Wesker as they reunite to talk about their work on the game, the legacy of the awkward intro, and much more.
Believe it or not, this reunion came about due to Residence of Evil’s fan project called ‘The Keeper: A Biohazard Story.’ The Keeper’s Diary: A Biohazard Story is a short film retelling of The Keeper’s diary from Resident Evil, and it features Charlie Kraslavsky, the live-action actor for Chris Redfield. You can check out a trailer for the short film below.
It’s so great to see Resident Evil fans keeping the memory of the original Resident Evil alive through projects like this. It also gave us a reunion that was decades in the making. Perhaps it’s time for Capcom to reunite with this gang for something official!