There is talk around town that a sequel to Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City is in the works and it's called "Umbrella Chronicles."
When Netflix released their Resident Evil TV show, many had high hopes for it to be the next big series. However, the show didn't impress many subscribers and was very quickly canceled. But at the end of 2021 Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City hit the screens and proved to be more successful than its TV counterpart. Now, there is talk going around that a sequel to the film is currently in development.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City was helmed by director Johannes Roberts and drew inspiration from the first two Resident Evil video games. The plot revolved around a group of survivors fighting for their lives amidst a devastating zombie outbreak in the fictional city of Raccoon City. The movie boasted a talented cast, including Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Avan Jogia as Leon Kennedy, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Neal McDonough as William Birkin, Donal Logue as Chief Brian Irons, Chad Rook as Richard Aiken, Lily Gao as Ada Wong, Marina Mazepa as Lisa Trevor, and Nathan Dale as Brad Vickers.
The film was well received and marked a fresh start for the Resident Evil movie franchise. Currently, rumors are circulating about a potential sequel titled Umbrella Chronicles. This follow-up is expected to be produced by Raccoon HG Film Productions and will be filmed in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. The production has secured funding of $2 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.
The news of a sequel to Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City has elicited a mixed response from fans. While some are eagerly anticipating the continuation of the story, others express concerns about whether the sequel can live up to the quality of the original. Only time will tell whether Umbrella Chronicles will achieve the same level of success as the first film.