The official roundup for the upcoming Resident Evil restart, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, has now been released and offers much more detail on what audiences can expect from Sony’s highly anticipated adaptation of video games. Recently postponed from a September release to November 24th, the more detailed description teases the horrors our heroes await if they make the fatal mistake of entering the title town.
“Once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying city in the Midwest. The company’s exodus has turned the city into a wasteland … with great evil beneath the surface. When that evil is unleashed, you are the citizens of the city forever … changed … and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night. ”
The recap should be familiar to fans of the popular video game series and once again claim that director Johannes Roberts is returning to the beginning for his fresh start. “Obviously there is the Resident Evil [film] Franchise and this movie has nothing to do with it, “Roberts said recently.” It’s a very different origin story that’s based on the roots of the and the world of horror … we are not [making a remake]. We go to a completely different one [direction]. “
The filmmaker clearly hopes to address some of the flaws and critical flaws in Resident Evil’s previous adaptations, and returning to the roots of the franchise is certainly a promising way to do so.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will take us back in time to the glory days of the late 1990s, revealing the secrets of the Spencer Mansion and Raccoon City. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City not only shows the zombie action and real terror of the games, but is also intended to serve as the origin story of the first game in the series and include elements from the first and second game.
In addition to the familiar plot and plot elements, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will also feature an ensemble that plays a whole host of familiar faces, including Kaya Scodelario (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) as Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell (The Duff) as Chris Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy and Neal McDonough ( Sonic the Hedgehog) as William Birkin.
Star Tom Hopper recently assured the video game fans that Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will please the hardcore fan base and revealed the impact the source material had on every element of the adaptation. “But I think from an aesthetic point of view, I think the games affect that really well,” said Hopper. “It’s an aesthetic that when we were filming it I said, ‘Man, it feels like the game.’ I really hope that the fans of the game will make something nice out of it, that it’s the game and more. Plus, more depth for these characters.
Will Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City finally break the curse of video game customization once and for all? The audience can see for themselves when Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City hits theaters on November 24, 2021. Find out at https://www.sonypictures.com/movies/residentevilwelcometoraccooncity|Sony Pictures & Screen Gems.
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