George A. Romero
(Rejected movie script)

Holden was a shady Umbrella employee working as Colonel Albert Wesker as his link to the company. In Wesker's own words, Holden was the man who "[signed] the checks".[1]


When the Arkley Mansion suffered a catastrophic biohazard, Holden and Wesker quickly received word. He rang up the S.T.A.R.S. leader shortly before takeoff, authorizing the use of the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team as a first response unit, given Alpha Team's position five hundred miles away from Raccoon City.[2] When the S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team members tried to call their Washington D.C. headquarters for reinforcements, Holden had the organization refuse them.[3]

Further notes

  • Holden is also a character in Resident Evil: The Official Comic Magazine. Romero's script may have taken inspiration from it and the S.D. Perry novels.
  • Before being identified, he is otherwise known in the script as "Man with Ring", "Voice in the room" and some instances of "Voice on Phone".


  1. George A. Romero Resident Evil draft (1998-10-07), p.74
  2. George A. Romero Resident Evil draft (1998-10-07), p.7
  3. George A. Romero Resident Evil draft (1998-10-07), p.51
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