Raccoon City has become a Midwestern city on the verge of collapse, following the exodus of pharmaceutical company Umbrela from the city. The crime rate in this city goes undetected, and when it is revealed, this is where the story begins.
Taking a storyline similar to the game version, we can be sure that this film will contain many elements of gore, rough dialogue and swearing as well as violent actions.
For those who want to watch it, you can watch the trailer first
With a lineup of players such as Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donald Logue and Neal McDonough, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will be the beginning of an epidemic that will eventually spread and infect many people.
Director Johannes Roberts, remembers the past 25 years, when he got to know the famous video games Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, and his love for the world of horror and also the play station game Resident Evil is what became his passion to bring it to the film media. He himself has become a big gamer and with his obsession with Resident Evil he will bring the storyline to this film with reminiscent of the famous video games “Resident Evil” and “Resident Evil 2.”
Game created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara, the first “Resident Evil” computer game was released for the PlayStation by Capcom in 1996, and received great acclaim.
Since then, the game franchise has spawned numerous sequels, spinoffs, and remakes, and is widely credited with not only influencing the evolution of survival horror and third-party gaming, but helping to make zombies popular again.
Twenty-five years later, Resident Evil remains Capcom’s highest-grossing video game franchise, with 110 million units sold worldwide and expanding into live-action films, animation, television, comic books, novels, and even audio dramas.
All of the main characters from the early “Resident Evil” games — Chris and Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine, Leon S. Kennedy, Albert Wesker, Chief Brian Irons of the Raccoon City Police Department, Lisa Trevor, and scientist William Birkin, will come together on This is a pivotal moment in Raccoon’s history, as Umbrella plans to flatten Raccoon City to cover up her evil deeds.
Johannes Roberts himself argues, because the original video game was inspired by classic zombie films, that he feels the new Resident Evil should be a horror film, rather than following the action plots of the previous film franchise.
“I wanted this film to be scary, to capture the feeling I felt when this game was released in the ’90s,” said Roberts. “That’s never happened before playing a computer game, really gobsmacked and terrified.”
He also added that aThere are some characters who are really tormented in the game, and these have never been told in the medium of film, which hints at experimentation in children.
For the cast selection, it was also stated that the detective Jill Valentine is one of the most difficult to determine, because her character is very unpredictable.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, coming to cinemas soon