It's been 19 years since Paul W.S. Anderson began his take on the Resident Evil video game series. A film franchise that, despite almost never adapting the stories of characters of the games, was a continuous box office hit. However, since the final entry in that continuity in 2017, much work has been into to finally give the fans what they want. A more faithful adaptation that they missed out for decades. That new iteration has finally shown it's cards with its official trailer having released today.
Titled Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, the film seems to be adapting the stories from the original 1996 game and its 1998 sequel Resident Evil 2. Essentially, telling a dual narrative focusing on Chris Redfield (Played by Robbie Amell) in the mansion and his sister Claire Redfield (Played by Kaya Scodelario) as she looks for her brother in Raccoon City. As the official trailer shows, there is much more of an attempt to capture the games with scenes clearly orchestrated to be identical to iconic scenes from the games. Check it out below:
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City co-stars Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, and Neal McDonough. It is written and directed by Johannes Roberts, set to land in theaters on November 24th.