Biohazard/Resident Evil Stage Play Casts Sonny Chiba
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the stage play adaptation of CAPCOM's Biohazard (Resident Evil) video game series revealed the play's main cast on Thursday.
The play will star:
Hiroshi Yazaki as as Tyler Howard, a former policeman with a strong sense of justice.
Wataru Kuriyama as Piers Nivans, a member of the Alpha Team of the BSAA's North American branch
Seijiro Nakamura as Chris Redfield, the leader of the Alpha Team of the BSAA's North American branch
Rin Asuka as Rebecca Chambers, a professor at Philosophy University
Raychell as Sophie Home, a member of the BSAA's Oceania branch
Saaya as Olivia Price, a student at Philosophy University
Shimon Okura (left) and Makoto Uenobori (right), who are double cast as Matthew Russell, a secretary to the University's president
Haruki Kiyama as Barrington Myer, a Philosophy city police detective
Atsushi Kimura as Lucas Butler, a student at Philosophy University and Olivia's boyfriend
Yuji Kishi as Lyon Howard, a molecular biology professor at Philosophy University and Tyler's father
Yoshiaki Umegaki as Posh Brown, a security guard at Philosophy University
Shinichi Chiba (Sonny Chiba) as Ezra Senate, the president of Philosophy University who has a strong sense of duty and loves the school
The staff will announce the cast member for the character Mary Grey — a beautiful student at Philosophy University with an IQ of 230 — at a later date.
Jun Yoriko is directing the play and writing its script. Avex Live Creative and Ace Crew Entertainment are in charge of the play's planning, and CAPCOM is in charge of editorial supervision. The play plans to use videos and darkness to provide a more personal experience for the audience.
The stage play's plot will revolve around a bioterrorism incident that occurs at a university in western Australia. Chris and Piers from BSAA's anti-bioterrorism unit head to the scene to investigate, and they cooperate with former S.T.A.R.S. member Rebecca, who is teaching at the university. On the scene, they meet a mysterious young man named Tyler Howard.
The Biohazard the Stage adaptation will premiere at Tokyo's EX Theater Roppongi from October 22-November 1. All tickets cost 8,900 yen (about US$74) and tickets will go on sale on October 4 at 10:00 a.m.
The Resident Evil game series has shipped 65 million copies worldwide, and has also inspired a series of Hollywood live-action films as well as several manga series. The latest game, Resident Evil Revelations 2, received a physical copy in North America for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on March 17 and in Europe on March 20. The PlayStation Vita version shipped in North America on August 18.