Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will be incredibly faithful to the original video games in its look, feel, story, and characters, according to writer and director Johannes Roberts. The next movie will be a new beginning for live action. RE film franchise, which previously had primarily focused on stories outside of Capcom’s game series. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City stars Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, and Lily Gao as Ada Wong.
Positioned as a count of the resident Evil origin story, Welcome to Raccoon City will focus on the Raccoon City outbreak, the initial infection event of Umbrella Corporation’s deadly t-Virus, comprising the history of the first three video games. The film will follow a few different groups of characters as they discover the nature and origins of the outbreak, as they fight to survive the hordes of zombies and other monsters that roam the city streets.
All in all, it seems that the new film is quite close to the resident Evil games, something Roberts says was a top priority. In a recent interview with IGN, the film’s writer / director revealed that he and the rest of the creative team worked closely with game publisher Capcom to make sure all the important pieces were true to the source material. Read the full quote from Roberts below.
“We work very closely with Capcom. Every character and creature is from the game and as such I wanted to be as faithful as possible. I wanted to create a truly immersive feeling for the fans. But that also became the most difficult part of the adaptation. a piece of IP like this because I didn’t just want to put the game on screen, it had to be something of my own with characters and living creatures that breathe (and of course zombies!) that feel true to the world. “
Balancing loyalty and originality is the struggle of all adaptations, and it’s something that many video game movies have failed to find in the past. Paul WS Anderson resident Evil The films were highly commercially successful and developed a significant fan base, but they were always more focused on telling original sci-fi action stories than sticking to the events of the games. Welcome to Raccoon City is trying to change that approach and focus video games on the movie’s story, and it seems to be on the right track so far.
Roberts has promised that Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City It will be much more of a horror movie than the Anderson movies, which makes sense given that the story is set during the Raccoon City incident. First looks at the cast are promising, and if the stars can bring their characters to life as faithfully as Roberts’ team appears to be recreating Raccoon City, fans may finally have the live-action adaptation they’ve been looking for. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City launches on Nov 24, 2021.
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