Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, all the details of the reboot

Director Johannes Roberts has revealed the official name of the film that will be released in theaters. It will offer a new starting point for the release of the virus.

Two things can be attributed to “Resident Evil” . It is one of the most memorable horror video game sagas and at the same time its film adaptations were quite stumbled. Despite this, that universe of corporations that experiment with viruses that turn people into zombies has been kept alive among fans who will soon receive a series, a manga and a new movie entitled “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” which will be released in theaters in September, as revealed by the poster that was released by one of the actors. 

Director Johannes Roberts unveiled the official name of the film that will retell what happened on that occasion when one of the deadly viruses gets out of control in a city in the United States to unleash eventual global chaos in charge of a corporation. The film will be a different point of view from the one offered by those starred by Milla Jovovich. 

Just a few days ago, actor Chad Rook, who will participate in the film, released the image of the official poster on his Twitter account. “Are you ready?” He wrote. In the poster that serves as a teaser , you can only see the title of the tape and in the background you can read the names of characters that have appeared in different volumes of the Capcom game, such as Jill Valentine, Leon S. Kennedy, Ada Wong and Albert Wesker, among others. Something that stands out in the broadcast image is that it is confirmed that the film is scheduled to reach theaters. 

Titled simply “Resident Evil”, it will be a film that will serve as a reboot of the successful Sony franchise that emerged from the PlayStation and will arrive at the end of the year, according to Sony Pictures. What is it about? Who will replace Milla Jovovich? Is it possible to keep talking about those characters after so long? We have the answers.

What is the new Resident Evil movie about?

This is a reboot that, as it has been released, will focus on the origin of some of the characters and the plot that have been made known in the games and in the films that emerged from them. The plot of the film takes place in 1998 and investigates the origins of the Raccon City incident, where for the first time the massive effects of a virus that is capable of altering the genetics of people and turning them into aggressive zombies are seen, according to with information from Constantin Films and Sony Pictures.

It is not known how much they will adhere to the timeline posed in video games, but everything seems to indicate that they seek to vindicate what happened with the long-lived saga that took a lot off from the original plot. The new film “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” is part of an aggressive plan to continue expanding the universe of the title that includes a new series for Netfflix and a manga .

Who is in the cast?

So far it is known that the cast of the new film will be led by the youth stars Kaya Scodelario (“Maze Runner” and Robbie Amell (“Upload”), who will give life to agents Claire and Chris Redfield, protagonists of the first two video games of “Resident Evil . ” Chad Rook also participates, and at the moment, the names of the actors who could give life to characters such as Alex Wesker or Barry Barton have not been revealed. 

The arrival of this first poster also sheds clues about the diversity of the cast that could be announced in the near future, since everything indicates that many more characters from the video game saga will appear than originally believed.

When is the reboot “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” released?

Sony Pictures has revealed that the new film will arrive on September 3, 2021. It has not been specified if it will be a premiere on streaming platforms or cinemas, although according to the poster, the rooms whose situation could improve for those dates are contemplated. The new adaptation can also be seen as part of a recently announced plan by Sony to make its video games series and more films.

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