In a little more than a month, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will reboot the fan-favorite horror franchise. Unlike in the past, it seems that fans should expect a faithful take on the first two Resident Evil games. At least, that’s what director Johannes Roberts is suggesting in a recently released promotional video for the movie. This time, the film will be almost a direct adaptation.
“Welcome to Raccoon City is a very faithful adaptation of the Resident Evil game,” he said. “This is where it all started. This is an origin story where we meet all the iconic characters from the games. Every frame has details to the game from the burger the trucker’s eating to the actual truck design. We built the mansion and police station to the spec of the game. This is a horror movie created with love of the game.”
You can watch the video, which features some fresh footage from the film, in the player below.
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In addition to directing, Roberts also wrote the script. The official synopsis reads:
“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.”
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will haunt theaters on Nov. 24. The producers also debuted a couple of posters. Check them out here below.
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