As the Resident Evil movies reach their climax with The Final Chapter, the action returns to Raccoon City for a final battle with Wesker and the forces of the Umbrella Corporation. Eoin Macken plays Doc, a new addition to the franchise, who is leading a band of survivors in Raccoon City alongside Claire Redfield.
Screen Rant spoke with Macken at the press day for The Final Chapter about his time as a kid playing the original Resident Evil video game, how Doc fits into the franchise, and his hardest scene to shoot.
So, this is the final chapter of Resident Evil. How familiar were you with the video games, or the film franchise in general before coming into this?
Eoin Macken: “To be honest, I’ve watched all the films, and I used to play the games as a kid. Those games used to scare the s**t out of me. Dude, I used to go across to my buddy’s house, he lived—in American terms—I guess like a couple of blocks away. And I’d go over there and we’d start playing I guess the very first game, and you’d be going through that bloody house, and you just don’t wanna go through the next doors cause you just know what’s gonna happen, and it was horrific. And then the music, it was the music from the first one that just – It would build. Dude. And then I’d have to walk home. And so I used to hate that, I used to hate it. So yeah, Resident Evil was – it’s always had something in my belly.”