As reported on by IGN, the upcoming Resident Evil film reboot directed by Johannes Roberts will officially be titled Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City.
The news broke during an interview with the director during SXSW’s online event. The new film will be an adaptation of the first two Resident Evil games and will include main characters; Chris and Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine and Leon S. Kennedy.
Set in 1998, the film will tell the story of Raccoon City as it is under siege from infected zombies. The Spencer Mansion, Raccoon City Police Station, and the city itself will be featured in the film. Although produced by Constantine Film, this film will be a new continuity and not be related to the previous Paul W. S. Anderson Resident Evil series.
Along with Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City, there are two other Resident Evil projects in the works; an animated CGI movie developed by Netflix titled Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, and a live-action TV series centered around Wesker’s Children.