Fans of Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise can rejoice in some first-look images of the new live-action feature film, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. This film is being written and directed by Johannes Roberts. It is based on the first two classic Resident Evil games that are so beloved by fans. Audiences will witness how Raccoon City goes from a city of industry to the infamous ground zero for the deadly t-Virus outbreak. You can check out the images below!
The first image features Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Chad Rook as Richard Aiken, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, and Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield.
Next up is a character named Lisa Trevor, played by Marina Mazepa. In the games, she is transformed into a horrific monstrosity. She was experimented on by Dr. William Birkin, played by Neal McDonough.
Finally, we have Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield with Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy.
Here is the synopsis for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City:
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.
The cast for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is composed of Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, and Avan Jogia. With Donal Logue and Neal McDonough. Executive producers on the film include Martin Moszkowicz, Victor Hadida, Jeremy Bolt, and Paul W.S. Anderson. Producers are Robert Kulzer, James Harris, and Hartley Gorenstein.
As a big fan of the Resident Evil franchise, I am excited to see the direction this film goes as it will try to get back to basics using the classic video games that are so beloved. What do you think of these first-look images? Let us know in the comments down below!
Sony Pictures’ Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will exclusively hit theaters on November 24th, 2021.