Director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, The Strangers: Prey at Night) is taking us back to Raccoon City this November with Sony’s Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City.
A new featurette is here, spotlighting the movie’s return to its horror roots and teasing some of the many Easter Eggs that are to be discovered.
I want fans to just look at these locations and be like wow, I’m in the game,” Roberts explains. “Capcom was super supportive. They gave us the actual blueprints, so we built the mansion and police station exactly as the game. Every frame has details – the orphanage doors, a typewriter in the background, the little herbs. It’s really fun. It’s very much for the fans.”
“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, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, Tom Hopper (“The Umbrella Academy”) as Albert Wesker, and Neal McDonough (“Yellowstone”) as William Birkin. Donal Logue (Silent Night, “Gotham”) is playing the role of Chief Irons in the “origin story adaptation” of the gaming franchise.
Resident Evil: Welcome Raccoon City opens in theaters on November 24, 2021.