The film director of the upcoming Resident Evil movie reboot has revealed the official title: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.
Director Johannes Roberts told media channel IGN the news in a recent interview. It will adapt the first two RE game stories and feature the mansion from the first title and the police station on the second. It will have nothing to do with the Paul WS Anderson directed film series.
Roberts will take on the spooky horror vibe the games had in the first place. This will likely be a very faithful interpretation of the franchise or come very close to it.
“The most important thing about this film is the tone. What I loved about the games is that they were just scary and that was very much what I wanted, ”says Roberts. ‘That atmosphere – it’s rain, it’s dark all the time, it’s creepy. Raccoon City is such a rotten character in the movie and that kind of atmosphere in the games I wanted to play [the film]
“I’m a big John Carpenter fan and I really liked that. The way he tells these claustrophobic siege movies and I took movies like Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog and this disparate group of characters coming together under fire, and I took that as my cinematic inspiration. “
Here’s the cast:
- Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield
- Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine
- Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield
- Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy
- Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker
- Neal McDonough as William Birkin
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will screen in September 2021.
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