Official Trailer Drops For ‘Resident Evil’ Reboot

The first real look at the horrors of Raccoon City is here.

Resident EvilWelcome to Raccoon City–the film that draws inspiration from the first two mega-hit horror Capcom video games–will land in theaters Nov. 24, as reported by, and the official trailer was released this week. Check it out on this page.

The R-rated film–from writer/director Johannes Roberts–tells the tale of Raccoon City, “once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation,” but now a “dying Midwestern town,” according to the official synopsis. The company’s exodus left the city “a wasteland–with great evil brewing beneath the surface.”

When that evil is unleashed, “the townspeople are forever changed. And a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.”

Roberts praised the video games, calling them “scary as hell, and that is very much what I wanted to do. Raccoon City is kind of this rotten character in the movie, and that sort of atmosphere in the games is what I wanted to put in the film.”

The movie stars Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Neal McDonough as William Birkin, Donal Logue as Chief Brian Irons, Chad Rook as Richard Aiken, Lily Gao as Ada Wong, Nathan Dale as Brad Vickers and Marina Mazepa as Lisa Trevor.

Welcome to Raccoon City will not build off the previous Paul W.S. Anderson films, but will strike out on its own. The first six films in the franchise follow Alice (Milla Jovovich), a former covert operative who battles the Umbrella Corporation, whose bioweapons have triggered a zombie apocalypse.

The Resident Evil film series has been a box office sensation–despite generally negative reviews–earning $1.2 billion worldwide on a combined budget of $288 million.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Resident EvilWelcome to Raccoon City.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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