Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is taking shape to be exactly what fans of the video games franchise could ask for in a reboot. Not only will the movie adapt the first two iconic games in the horror series, but the director Johannes Roberts is pulling from some classic genre pieces to make this an experience.
IGN spoke with Roberts at SXSW’s online event, diving into his inspirations: “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. I took that as my filmic inspiration.”
With part of the film taking place in a police station, and the overall sci-fi/supernatural flair, these seem like perfect films for Roberts to pay homage to with his take on the iconic survival horror.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City arrives in theatres on September 3rd 2021 and stars Kaya Scodelario (Crawl) as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Arrowverse) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) as William Birkin.