Resident Evil games are big favorites of anyone who has played them. They came to define part of the gaming era in which they were first created. Over the years numerous attempts were made to bring something, anything of their story to the big screen and DTV. Mostly they failed. There were a few notable sequences in those efforts that were pretty good though.
The first game was created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara and was released for the PlayStation in 1996. Resident Evil is Capcom’s best-selling video game franchise, with 117 million units sold worldwide as of June 2021.
Now they are trying to return to the source, reboot, and retcon the franchise with a Johannes Roberts-directed movie that ignores the Milla Jovovich-led films and returns to the horror roots of the original games.
Set in 1998, Raccoon City was once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation and is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland… with great evil brewing below the surface.
When whatever is down there is unleashed, the town will be changed forever and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.
The cast includes Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Neal McDonough as William Birkin, Donal Logue as Chief Irons, Nathan Dales as Brad Vickers and Marina Mazepa as Lisa Trevor.
The first trailer has now been released to give us our first look at Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City arrives exclusively in cinemas very quickly – as soon as November 24th.
EDIT – Thanks to Outposter Shermdawg who has directed us to the international version of the trailer that he thinks is much better, and we agree.