One of the most famous video game franchises will have a new film adaptation. Is about Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, which will no longer have Milla Jovovich.
This horror franchise centers on a dangerous virus unleashed by the Umbrella Corporation that transforms humans into zombies.
From 2000 to 2016 we had a series of films made by Paul WS Anderson that weren’t 100 percent based on games.
Although they featured some characters, Alice was created exclusively for the movies and played by Milla Jovovich.
But now, something completely different comes with Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon Citand. We tell you all the details of this production.
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¿Remake o reboot?
Screen Gems, one of the production companies behind this film by Resident Evil, describes it as the origin story of what we see in Capcom games.
In an interview for IGN, director Johannes Roberts commented that although he loves the first film of Resident Evil, they did not capture the essence of the game.
“I wanted to go back to the horror of it all. I wanted scares and atmosphere instead of pure action ”, commented the director to the medium.
He added that the movie Welcome to Raccoon City It is more of the horror genre, than of action and science fiction as it seems the saga of films that we saw previously.
In fact, Johannes Roberts assures that drew a lot of inspiration from John Carpenter and movies like The Exorcist, Don’t Look Now and The glow.
What is it about Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City?
As we already mentioned, the film is directed by Johannes Roberts (Terror at 47 meters) and is based on the first two games in the series.
So we will see how Racoon City goes from being an industrialized metropolis to a dying town when the T-virus breaks out.
Another important detail is that show classic video game characters: Jill Valentine, Leon Kennedy, Claire y Chris Redfield y hasta Lisa Trevor.
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Who make up the cast?
We already know that you want to know who is who in Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. And we start with Kaya Scodelario who will play Claire Redfield.
She came out of Skins and you also saw her in the saga of The Maze Runner.
In the first official image you can see it accompanied by Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy. The actor appears in series like Ghost Wars and Now Apocalypse.
It should be noted that in the photo, Leon is wearing a police uniform, which was his job before the destruction of the city:
Foto: Sonny Pictures
Another of the released images of Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City features Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Chad Rook as Richard Aiken, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, and Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield.
Foto: Sony Pictures
What monsters will we see?
The fans of Resident Evil will be very pleased to hear that Welcome to Raccoon City It will feature monsters that we have seen in video games.
And it is that the production worked very closely with Capcom to make these creatures, settings and characters, as faithful as possible.
Here is a taste of what we can see. Here is the character Lisa Trevor (Marina Mazepa), who in the games was the victim of all kinds of experiments by Umbrella:
Foto: Sony Pictures
The film was premieres on November 25 of this 2021 only in cinemas.
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Lots of horror, classic characters and monsters: This will be ‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’