Sony Pictures has revealed four new character videos for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, featuring commentary from directors Johannes Roberts, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy), Avan Jogia (Zombieland 2), Robbie Amell (Code 8) and Hannah John. -Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp). The film is currently hitting theaters on November 24.
In the videos you can view below, they highlight popular video game characters Albert Wesker, Chris Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy and Jill Valentine, played by Hopper, Amell, Jogja and John-Kamen, respectively.
The first video teases Wesker’s origin story and his transformation from being a key member of the RPD to then becoming the villain we all know. Meanwhile, the second shifts its focus to Chris Redfield who is Claire’s older sister who transformed from an ordinary figure into a hero, then there is Leon’s figure that is slightly highlighted about his origin story and then the last one is Jill Valentine, a badass woman who only “a little crazy.”
While the synopsis of this film provides a more in-depth description and teases the horrors that will await the film’s protagonists when they are in Raccoon City.
“Raccoon City once known for being the home of the pharmaceutical giant, Umbrella Corporation, is now turning into a dying Midwestern city. The company’s exodus turned the city into a wasteland… with all kinds of dangers and a great evil smell beneath its surface. When the evil is unleashed, the townspeople are changed forever and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and try to survive.”
This movie will show Rich Scodelario (The Maze Runner) who plays as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (Black Sails) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) as William Birkin. Meanwhile, Chad Rook (The Flash) will play Richard Aiken and Lily Gao (The Handmaid’s Tale) will play Ada Wong.
Synopsis Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City The ones described above sound quite familiar to fans of the video game series and once again emphasize the difference from the previous films. The film will feature an origin story that is based on the roots of the video game series and the world of horror.