Ahead of release Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, Sony Pictures released a promo clip that takes us behind the scenes from the film adaptation of the video game. While other promos focus more on character accuracy, this new video shows how much the filmmakers care about the 25-year-old horror game franchise through its various production designs. This film isn’t content with just creating authentic characters; through this promo they show fans how detailed this film is in every shot.
As we know, video game fans have seen a lot of disappointing film adaptations in the past, especially from the Resident Evil franchise, but this film seems to be a fairly accurate game-to-film adaptation.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will show Rich Scodelario (The Maze Runner) who plays as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (Black Sails) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) as William Birkin. Chad Rook (The Flash) will play Richard Aiken and Lily Gao (The Handmaid’s Tale) will play Ada Wong.
While the synopsis of this film provides a more in-depth description and teases the horrors that will await the film’s protagonists when they are in Raccoon City.
“Raccoon City once known for being the home of the pharmaceutical giant, Umbrella Corporation, is now turning into a dying Midwestern city. The company’s exodus turned the city into a wasteland… with all kinds of dangers and a great evil smell beneath its surface. When the evil is unleashed, the townspeople are changed forever and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and try to survive.”
This film from the beginning has emphasized that there is no connection with the film franchise directed by Paul WS Anderson both in the timeline, story and tone of the film. Director Johannes Roberts, who has worked on 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, want to bring back the spooky story of the franchise.