After the animated Netflix series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, the time has come for the hype around the new film – Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. It is a reboot of Resident Evil screenwriter and director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, The Strangers: Prey at Night), which is tasked with launching a new universe inspired by the stories and characters of Capcom’s Resident Evil games.
Returning to the sources of the hugely popular Resident Evil franchise, fan and director Johannes Roberts is reviving games for a new generation of fans. Formerly the growing home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is today a dying city in the Midwest. The company’s exodus left the city as a wasteland… with great evil ‘cooking’ beneath the surface. When this evil is freed, the inhabitants will change forever, and a group of survivors must work together to discover the truth behind Umbrella and survive the night.
Starring Kaya Scodelario (Crawl) as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin, Donal Logue as Brian Irons, Chad Rook as Richard Aiken, Lily Gao as Ada Wong and Marina Mazepa as Lisa Trevor.
Producers are Robert Kulzer for Constantin Film (Anderson’s Resident Evil franchise), James Harris for Tea Shop Productions (I Am Not A Serial Killer) and Hartley Gorenstein (The Boys). Martin Moszkowicz, President of Constantin Film is the executive producer along with Victor Hadid (Davis Films), while Alex Zhang (Greyhound) and Dylan Tarason (Hell or High Water) are co-producers for Constantin Film. Alex Westmore and Colin Scully of Constantin Film are in charge of overseeing the entire project.
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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City hits theaters on November 23, and check out the first photos from the film below.