Sony Pictures just released a new promo Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City which is a reboot of the popular video game series, which is currently slated for release on November 24, 2021. The promo video that also launched along with the new poster features an interview with the writer-director Johannes Roberts. He promised fans an adaptation that would stay true to the source material. It also gives us a side-by-side comparison preview of the scenes from the film and the gameplay from the locations to the characters and set designs.
As we all know, ever since the film’s premiere trailer was officially released, fans seem to have noticed the similarities between Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City with the game franchise. This new Resident Evil adaptation will stay close to its game style as much as possible, such as copying cutscenes frame by frame. That’s why Johannes Roberts said that “this is a horror film… made with love for the game.”
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.
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 synopsis sounds familiar enough to fans of the video game series and once again highlights the differences 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.