Andrew Saullo‘s Resident Evil fan film The Keeper’s Diary: A Biohazard Story is a go. The Indiegogo campaign that launched last month reached the targeted $40,000 USD and ended the campaign with $55,277, guaranteeing the project’s funding.
Inspired by the original Resident Evil and its 2002 remake, The Keeper’s Diary is an adaptation of the diary entry of the same name found in the Spencer Mansion. It summarizes a researcher (played by Charlie Kraslavsky, who played Chris Redfield in the live-action cutscenes in Resident Evil) succumbing to a viral outbreak in an underground research facility. The film will also feature the talents of Ward E. Sexton, who did the iconic “Resident Evil” voiceover when you started a new game.
In addition to Kraslavsky and Sexton, another Resident Evil alumni, Pablo Kuntz, has joined the project’s cast as a voice actor. Kuntz was the voice actor for the original Resident Evil‘s Albert Wesker (not to be confused with Eric Pirius, who played Wesker in the the live-action cutscenes).
Production is slated to start in October/early November in Michigan, with production wrapping and post production beginning at the end of the year. The eventual release of the fan film (for free on the Residence of Evil YouTube Channel) is aiming for Q4 2023 – Q1 2024, which is also when the contribution perks from the Indiegogo campaign will be released.
And in case you were wondering, Capcom has reached out to Saullo regarding the production of the film. Saullo confirmed that Capcom understand that The Keeper’s Diary project is not-for-profit, and will not be restricting the team’s efforts at this time. Still, as Saullo cautions, this should not be interpreted as an endorsement by Capcom for the project.
BREAKING: Our campaign is finished and happy to announce we are Fully Funded!
Thank you to EVERYONE who made this possible. The largest Community funded project in recent history.
Your part is done now. It’s time for us to get to work. pic.twitter.com/pzGsR0rfIN
— The Keepers Diary: A Biohazard Story Fan Film (@thekeepersdiary) September 3, 2023