Sony Pictures, Screen Gems and Constantin Films have shared the first images from Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, the upcoming feature film reboot of the iconic survival horror video game series and featuring Claire Redfield (Kaya Scodelario), Leon S. Kennedy (Avan Jogia), Albert Wesker (Tom Hopper), Richard Aiken (Chad Rook), Jill Valentine (Hannah John-Kamen), Chris Redfield (Robbie Amell) and Lisa Trevor (Marina Mazepa); check them out here…
“I wanted to go back to the horror of it all,” states director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down), explaining to IGN how Welcome to Raccoon City will stand out against the previous Milla Jovovich-led series. ” I wanted scares and atmosphere rather than full-on action. I think fans of the game felt the same. They wanted to see the iconic characters and locations and feel that the movie was more in line with the Resident Evil game world so that’s really why we chose to go in that direction. We worked hand in hand with Capcom on this movie to the point that we actually got blueprints from them on the designs of the Spencer Mansion and Raccoon police station in order to recreate them as perfectly as we could. We even have the exact artwork up on the mansion walls. Capcom saw it for the first time the other day and was so happy and excited.”
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City 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, Lily Gao () as Ada Wong, Chad Rook (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Richard Aiken, Neal McDonough (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) as William Birkin and Marina Mazepa (The Unholy) as Lisa Trevor.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is set for release on November 24th.