There have been a frankly incomprehensible variety of Resident Evil movies over time, and so they’ve all existed someplace on a spectrum from mediocre to horrible. Much more damning, none of them have ever been capable of match the extent of low-cost, gawky allure that is embodied within the authentic live-action cutscenes for 1996’s Resident Evil 1.

Somebody on the market has determined to do one thing about it: the individuals over on the Residence of Evil YouTube channel are coordinating a mission that can see a number of the authentic cast members of RE1’s cutscenes—the actors for Chris Redfield, Barry Burton, and Albert Wesker—come collectively as soon as extra to create a brief movie within the spirit of the unique game. They’ve already created a brief teaser (featured above), and are hoping to fund a “extra in depth quick movie with increased manufacturing worth” with cash from their Patreon.

The teaser that Residence of Evil has already made is fairly spectacular for one thing shot on a less-than-shoestring finances. You have acquired the unique actors, a helicopter flight shot on green display, and the dialogue is appropriately tacky as we watch Barry fly Chris to a tense encounter with Wesker, who’s simply, like, hanging out in the midst of the desert for some purpose. Basic Wesker.

It is not the primary collaboration between Residence of Evil and the outdated video games’ live-action cast. Earlier than shooting this teaser, the channel shot a comedy skit that includes Chris Redfield and the real-life mannequin for the RE3 Remake’s model of Carlos Oliveira, and there is a 40ish-minute interview with a number of the authentic RE1 cast, too.

I hope they handle to shoot their deliberate, longer movie, if solely as a result of it is all the time enjoyable to see actors having enjoyable with their outdated and iconic roles (although within the case of the RE1 cast, the game was just about their solely main function earlier than they moved on to different issues). A lot in the identical approach that I loved seeing TF2 spring again to life when its voice cast determined to raid the American west coast for sandwiches, it’s going to be cool to see ’90s Resident Evil return for a bit within the type of a tacky quick movie.