If you thought the end of the Resident Evil franchise died with the sixth movie, you’re wrong, dead wrong. In addition to the animated Netflix series, the forthcoming live-action Netflix series, there is one Resident Evil thing coming soon that isn’t on Netflix, and that’s Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. Don’t let the Welcome part of the title fool you; Raccoon City isn’t the kind of place you’d want to go on holiday, as wouldn’t you know it, the place is heaving with zombies.
20 years have gone by since the first Resident Evil movie hit cinemas, and the reboot kinda looks like more of the same at a first glance. However, this does feel more like the original game with the creepy AF moments, the creature designs, and nightmarish hallways to explore. I love the game series, nothing will ever be as scary as playing the original game in my bedroom with the lights off. Sure, there were perhaps more exciting things a teenager could do in that situation, but Resident Evil was my go-to game. Directed by Johannes Roberts (The Strangers: Prey at Night, both 47 Meters Down films), the first trailer for the movie has arrived, which you can watch below with your eyes. Could a watchable live-action Resident Evil movie be within our reach?
Returning to the origins of the massively popular RESIDENT EVIL franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games to life for a whole new generation of fans. In RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY, once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland … with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.
Starring Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, and Neal McDonough.Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is released on November 24, 2021.