Johannes Roberts opens up about how Lisa Trevor will be important to Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon Citythe plot and history of Claire Redfield. The new film in the franchise produced by Constantin Films will serve as a reboot of the series based on Capcom’s video games of the same name. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will see a group of survivors in the titular Midwest city working together to uncover the secrets of the nefarious Umbrella Corporation and its links to the unleashing of a deadly virus that changed the world forever.
The new film will see a closer adaptation of the original material, that is, in its roster of characters, with Kaya Scodelairo as Claire Redfield, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Tom. Hopper as Albert Wesker, Lily Gao as Ada Wong, Neal McDonough as Dr. William Birkin, and Donal Logue as Police Chief Brian Irons. Development on the reboot started while Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Paul WS Anderson and the last film in the Milla Jovovich series, was still in theaters with Mortal Kombat scribe Greg Russo writing the script until Roberts was hired to write and direct. After several delays in its release schedule, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is scheduled to hit theaters on November 24.
To celebrate the release of the film’s first stills, Roberts spoke with IGN to offer an idea of Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. Reflecting on the inclusion of Lisa Trevor in the film, Roberts called it one of the most important elements to explore and expressed his desire to develop her character even better than the games and to fix her absence from the previous films. See what Roberts had to say below:
“Lisa Trevor is actually a pivotal role in the movie. She always fascinated me when I played the remake of the first game. I found her character unsettling and at the same time strangely unsettling. When we were discussing how to bring this story to life it was one of the elements that I really wanted to highlight strongly, as she’s never been in any of the filmed versions of Resident Evil. I wanted her to be a three-dimensional character, not just a spooky specter. Marina Mazepa, who had just done Malignant for James Wan and really She worked hard to bring this character to life in a way that I think fans will love so much. She’s scary but also tragic. In the movie, we really connected her to The Claire Redfield story, starting with the orphanage where Claire grew up. “
Although it is not a small part of the original material, it is generally considered that the character of Lisa Trevor has not been so well explored in the resident Evil games as it might have been, outside of its tragic backstory that was unveiled through a series of diary entries and expository dialogues. Hearing Roberts feel so passionate about bringing Trevor to life on screen as more than just a spirit should prove an intriguing draw to longtime fans of the series and proof that the writer / director is more interested in staying around. of Capcom mythology that established it. by Anderson movies. With the new images and plot details now revealed for the film, it appears that the film will be adapted to the events of 2002. resident Evil remake and the recent remake of Resident Evil 2, the first of which makes Trevor’s inclusion vital and appealing to fans.
While some may still enjoy the original approach Anderson took to his films, Roberts Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City It certainly seeks to be a step above its predecessors with its fidelity to its original material. With the writer / director also promising that the film will bring the series back to the horror roots of the resident Evil games and the cast so far featuring characters exclusive to the game, it will be interesting to see how players fare in the latest adaptation of the survival horror series. Only time will tell when the film will hit theaters in November.
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