It has been confirmed that the new Resident Evil movie is called Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City, and that it is set to release in cinemas on September 3rd. The movie is a new take on the Resident Evil series and is not linked to Paul W.S Anderson’s movies that started Milla Jovovich. This movie will go back to the origins of Resident Evil and will be directed by Johannes Roberts.
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Johannes Roberts has directed films such as 47 Meters Down and The Strangers: Prey At Night. In an interview with IGN Johannes said:
“The movie is very much an origin story for ‘Resident Evil,’” Roberts said. “It’s an ensemble piece, and Raccoon City plays a big part and is a character in the movie. It’s about this group of people all coming from different angles — some coming into town, some already having grown up in this town — meeting over this one fateful night…
I had never seen the terror and the atmosphere of the games — of what I felt when I was playing those games… I’d never felt that on-screen, and I felt that was something I wanted to tell.”
The movie will follow Leon, Chris, Chloe, and Jill as they navigate the outbreak in Raccoon City. The movie will lean into the horror of the first two Resident Evil games, so much less action oriented than the current crop of Resident Evil films. The cast list can be seen below.
- Kaya Scodelario – Claire Redfield
- Hannah John-Kamen – Jill Valentine
- Tom Hooper – Albert Wesker
- Neal McDonough – William Birkin
- Robbie Amell – Chris Redfield
- Avan Jogia – Leon S Kennedy
- Lily Gao – Ada Wong
Only time will tell if this is going to be a good adaptation.