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The Trailer For 'Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City' Is Here And It's Going Back To The Roots

The Trailer For 'Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City' Is Here And It's Going Back To The Roots

The film is based roughly on the stories of the first and second games of the original video game developed by Capcom.

The latest reboot of Resident Evil has been much anticipated since its initial announcement in 2017. The film is based roughly on the stories of the first and second games of the original video game developed by Capcom. 



 

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is set to be released in the US on November 24, 2021, by Sony Pictures Releasing. The film was written and directed by Johannes Roberts. The first trailer of the new film has been released and it is full of zombies.

You can watch the trailer here:



 

The official description of the action, survival horror movie reads:

Returning to the origins of the massively popular Resident Evil franchise, fan, and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games to life for a whole new generation of fans. In Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, 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, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.


 

The movie stars Kaya Scodelario (Skins, The Maze Runner) as Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell (The Babysitter, The DUFF) as Chris Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ghost in Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Tom Hopper (Game of Thrones, Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker. The cast also includes Avan Jogia, Neal McDonough, and Donal Logue. Some fans had expressed their dissatisfaction with the casting choice while others are excited to see a fresh adaptation of the Japanese video game.



 

In the original video game, the S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team explores the abandoned Spencer Mansion where they find the secret lab where Umbrella Corporation has been conducting viral experiments that results in the T-virus. This virus was unleashed on their staff. It also includes Lisa Trevor, a captive, who had been experimented on for decades and now haunts the mansion. As per Screenrant, Roberts has indicated that he sees her role in the movie as being pivotal to the story. The film will combine this story along with that of Resident Evil 2 that takes place several months after the events of the first game. In the second game, the story centers around William Birkin (Neal McDonough), one of the scientists who experimented on Lisa Trevor, as he tries to escape the city with a sample of the G-virus. 



 

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