The first trailer of the film Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City finally released by Sony Pictures and Screen Gems. As we all know, this film is a total reboot which is totally unconnected with the previous film series starring Milla Jovovich. Welcome to Raccoon City will take us back to the spooky Spencer Mansion with familiar characters from the Resident Evil video game.
This trailer immediately feels more in line with the original story of the video game series Resident Evil owned by Capcom compared to the previous film adaptation. This promo takes us back to September 30, 1998, in Raccoon City, when we got a glimpse of iconic locations from the first two games, including the mansion from the first game, and the Raccoon Police Department or RPD. And this two-minute trailer also shows a lot of scary and suspenseful scenes as well as the director’s visual style Johannes Roberts to the film which will be released on November 24th.
Sony is also showing a trailer Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City with many references from the original game, from the appearance of the character Lisa Trevor (Marins Mazepa), the licker falling right in front of Claire, and the surprising sighting of the first zombie seen in the game. They also show the creation of a virus that has zombied an entire city, William Birkin (Neal McDonough) and his experiments, and the Ashford twins.
Reboot Resident Evil It is directed by Johannes Roberts, director of 47 Meters Down and The Strangers: Prey at Night. The film is said to be close to the original video game, featuring characters taken directly from the game. Yes 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.