Sony Pictures is back injecting more horror elements in its new trailer for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City entitled “Nightmare.” While the first two trailers emphasized the appearance of fan-favorite STARS members and other characters from the Resident Evil franchise, “Nightmare” explores the experiments that led to the Umbrella Corporation’s disastrous incidents on innocent people in Raccoon City. The trailer also gives us a fresh look at the monsters that Claire Redfield and her co-stars will face in the film. And according to the title of the trailer, they really present a nightmare for those involved in the incident.
Instead of starting out on the streets of Raccoon City or Spencer’s Mansion, this trailer introduces scenes from the Raccoon City orphanage, where we see more of the horrific Lisa Trevor (Marins Mazepa) and show how far the gruesome experiment can go. Claire Redfield discovers that Umbrella has been in the works for a long time and we get a closer look at what’s going on in Raccoon City. Fans also get some glimpses of Dr. William Birkin (Dean McDonough) who works on the undead and watches several old films, which show that this sinister disease is the result of years of testing on people in the city, even children.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City 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 film from the beginning has emphasized that there is no relationship with the film franchise directed by Paul WS Anderson both in the timeline, story and tone of the film. Director Johannes Roberts, who has worked on 47 Meters Down: Uncagedwant to bring back the spooky story of the franchise.