New Details Emerge For Johannes Roberts’ ‘Resident Evil’ Including Its Title

March 21, 2021

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During the SXSW director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, The Strangers: Prey at Night)) not only gave new details about the upcoming Resident Evil movie, but he also revealed its title, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, IGN reports.
Set to be released this September, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, which has officially wrapped filming, is an adaptation of the first two games of the hit franchise.
Roberts told IGN that the tone of the film was very important to him and that he drew inspiration from John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog.

The thing I loved about the games is they were just scary as hell and that is very much what I wanted. That atmosphere — it’s rain, it’s constantly dark, it’s creepy. Raccoon City is kind of this rotten character in the movie and that sort of atmosphere in the games I wanted to put in [the film].” Roberts continued, “I’m a huge John Carpenter fan and I really took to that. The way he tells these claustrophobic siege movies and I took movies like Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog and these disparate group of characters coming together under siege, and I took that as my filmic inspiration.”

Kaya Scodelario (Crawl) stars as Claire Redfield. Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) plays Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) is Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (“The Umbrella Academy”) plays Albert Wesker, “Yellowstone’s” Neal McDonough plays William Birkin, and Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) plays the role of Leon S. Kennedy, with Donal Logue (Silent Night) as Chief Irons.
Robert Kulzer of Constantin Film (Resident Evil franchise), James Harris for Tea Shop Productions (I Am Not A Serial Killer)and Hartley Gorenstein (“The Boys”) are producing. Constantin Film’s CEO Martin Moszkowicz is serving as an executive producer along with Victor Hadida of Davis Films.  Alex Zhang is co-executive producing as well as Dylan Tarason (Hell or High Water) of Constantin Film. The film is being overseen by Alex Westmore and Colin Scully for Constantin Film.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will open in theaters on September 3, 2021. 

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