“This is where it all started.”
From director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, The Strangers: Prey at Night), Sony’s Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City promises to bring the franchise back to its horror roots, headed to theaters on November 24. The movie is said to kick off “a new universe inspired by storylines and characters from Capcom’s classic Resident Evil games.”
A brand new featurette has been released today, and while it doesn’t include much new footage, it does tease how faithful to the original games the movie has aimed to be.
“This is a horror movie… created with love of the games,” Roberts explains. The video, which you’ll find below, previews just a handful of those faithful sets, moments, and characters.
Here’s the full official synopsis for the new movie…
“Returning to the terrifying roots of the massively popular franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games of the billion dollar franchise and the most successful video game adaptation in history to life for a whole new generation of fans.”
“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, the townspeople are forever…changed…and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.”
The cast includes Kaya Scodelario (Crawl) as Claire Redfield alongside Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin.
Additionally, Donal Logue (Silent Night, “Gotham”) is playing Chief Irons in the “origin story adaptation” of the games that’s set in Raccoon City in 1998.