Welcome to Raccoon City Video Hints at Resident Evil 2’s Leon Kennedy
The upcoming Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is arguably the most-anticipated video game adaptation of the year. Now, Sony is definitely pressing the accelerator on the marketing release. The latest promotional video is a character vignette that focuses on Leon Kennedy, the fan-favorite character from the horror franchise. According to director Johannes Roberts, fans should expect the version they saw in Resident Evil 2 when the character was still a “nerdy” police officer and not yet the action man he would become.
“Welcome to Raccoon City is very much an origin story so we see Leon Kennedy’s journey,” Roberts said. “For fans, Leon’s an action hero. We really went to go back to the original second game where he’s quite a nerdy, reluctant hero. It was really important to cast the actor that could bring Leon Kennedy to life. We did not want someone that looked identical to the games but had no emotional connection. Throughout the movie will see Leon becomes the character that gamers will recognize.”
You can watch the latest Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City video in the player below.
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 debuts in theaters on November 24.
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