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Check out the new international trailer for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
It looks like the Resident Evil franchise movies are finally moving beyond terrible CGI and lame storytelling. One view of this trailer boosted my hope for the movie franchise based on my favorite video game from my teenage years.
The upcoming survival sci-fi/horror film based on the popular Capcom video game franchise Resident Evil was written and directed by Johannes Roberts. Going back to its origins, this film was adapted from the first two video games of the franchise. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is a reboot!
The cast of Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City bodes an impressive list of familiar (to sci-fi and horror fans, at least) names:
- Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner, Crawl) as Claire Redfield, Chris’s younger sister and a college student investigating the Umbrella Corporation.
- Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Brave New World ) as Jill Valentine, a member of STARS and Chris’s partner.
- Robbie Amell (The Flash, Upload) as Chris Redfield, a member of STARS and Claire’s older brother who is dispatched to investigate the Spencer Mansion.
- Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy, Game of Thrones) as Albert Wesker, a member of STARS who is working as a double agent for the Umbrella Corporation.
- Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, a Racoon City Police Department (RPD) recruit who teams up with Claire.
- Donal Logue (Gotham, Vikings) as Chief Brian Irons, the RPD’s chief of police.
- Neal McDonough (Arrow/Flash/DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) as William Birkin, one of the leaders of Umbrella’s experiments.
- Lily Gao (The Expanse, The Handmaid’s Tale) as Ada Wong, a mysterious spy who encounters Leon and Claire.
Sony Pictures released the following for the premise of the film:
Returning to the origins of the massively popular RESIDENT EVIL franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games to life for a whole new generation of fans. In RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY, once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland…with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.
The exclusively theatrical release date for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is November 24th this year in the US. No news as to when the movie will be available on a streaming service.