Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
One of the most anticipated aspects for the rebooted Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, director/writer Johannes Roberts looks to take the Resident Evil franchise back to its horror roots similar to the video game franchise.
Despite the six Resident Evil films from director Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Milla Jovovich, the franchise diverted significantly from the video games of sheer terror to action-filled over-the-top stunts and special effects.
With Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City just around the corner in theaters, fans should breathe a sigh of relief that this rebooted film takes elements from the 1996’s Resident Evil and 1998’s Resident Evil 2 video games. Many iconic scenes including the first encounter of a zombie, police station, creepy mansion, and dogs jumping through the windows are all in this film.
Despite trying to fit two video game storylines into one feature film, certain plotlines and characters sadly were on the cutting board.
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Two fan-favorite characters with medic Rebecca Chambers and strong man Barry Burton are entirely missing from the credits.
In an exclusive interview with LRM Online’s Gig Patta, Johannes Roberts addressed the missing characters from Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, but assured us that we’ll see them in the following sequels.
“Barry was in. And Rebecca was in briefly in the script. Barry made a good case for himself to be in that movie,” said Roberts after laughing about it. “In the end, we worked hand-in-hand with Capcom, I really decided in the end with them that we would love to see them in future installments. Barry and Rebecca politely said thank you and bowed out of the movie. Their spirit is in it. I hope we get to see them in the next movie.”
There you have it. It’s confirmed that Barry Burton and Rebecca Chambers will not be in Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, but possibly in future movies.
The full exclusive interview with Johannes Roberts will be published on LRM Online tomorrow.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City opens in theaters on Wednesday, November 24 in the United States and on December 3 in the United Kingdom.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Sony Pictures