Think you've got what it takes to be part of Screen Gems' new Resident Evil movie? If you're a fan of the previous films based on Capcom's videogame Resident Evil, and can play an age between 18 and 34, you just might be considered for a walk-on part in the upcoming movie through Sony Pictures Entertainment's Face of the Fan program, which has launched a casting call for the fifth installment of the film franchise. A Constantin Film International GmbH and Davis Films/Impact Pictures (RE5) Production, the movie is written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and also produced by Anderson and his Impact Pictures producing partner Jeremy Bolt, together with Robert Kulzer of Constantin Film, Don Carmody, and Davis Films' Samuel Hadida. Constantin Film's Martin Moszkowicz and Davis Films' Victor Hadida are executive producing.
Users nationwide can participate in this casting call, which is open to men and women, by visiting FaceOfTheFan.com and submitting audition materials for the role of an undead. The audition requires the user to provide contact information, a headshot photo, and a video (1 minute or less) of the participant stating why he/she is the biggest Resident Evil movie fan and acting out a dialogue line from any previous film in the franchise: Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, or Resident Evil. The audition submission process will end on Monday, October 3. All submissions will be reviewed and one person could be considered for a walk-on role in the film.
Face of the Fan launched in November 2010 and has since done casting calls for several Screen Gems' properties. People from across the country can visit the website, download select materials to rehearse, and then upload their audition videos and other elements for submission. Submitted videos are then reviewed by a panel of studio and production executives and select participants are considered by casting agents for possible future roles. The concept for Face of the Fan builds on several past initiatives from Sony Pictures, in which uber-fans were chosen to participate in various marketing-related activities. Whether meeting talent on the red carpet, interviewing them at Comic-Con, or becoming guest correspondents covering the movies, these programs allowed the winning fans to get close to actors and filmmakers like never before and share their experiences online with their friends, family, and other fans.