To the delight of millions of fans, the first images have finally been revealed for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. The team at IGN gave the world its first look today of the new versions of Claire and Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Leon S. Kennedy, Albert Wesker and Richard Aiken.
Written and directed by Johannes Roberts, Raccoon City will star Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Neal McDonough as William Birkin, Donal Logue as Chief Brian, Avan Jogia as Leon Kennedy, Lily Gao as Ada Wong, Nathan Dales as Brad Vickers and Chad Rook as Richard Aiken.
The official synopsis of the film has it set firmly in 1998 and will explore the secrets of the Spencer Mansion and Raccoon City.
In an interview with IGN, Roberts said “This movie really had nothing to do with the previous franchise. This was all about returning to the games and creating a movie that was much more a horror movie than the sort of sci-fi action of the previous films. I was hugely influenced in particular by the remake of the second game and I really wanted to capture the atmosphere-drenched tone that it had. It was so cinematic. The previous movies were very bright and shiny whereas this movie was dark and grimy, entirely shot at night. It’s constantly raining and the town is shrouded in mist. … I was hugely influenced by movies like The Exorcist (and Exorcist 3!), Don’t Look Now, and The Shining. You can really feel the texture in this movie.”
The film is scheduled to be released on November 24, 2021. Keep it locked to Horror News Network for more on Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.