The upcoming Resident Evil film reboot formally has a title alongside a number of new particulars only recently dropped. Now referred to as Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon Metropolis, the upcoming live-action film, directed by Johannes Roberts, shall be set in the course of the first two video games of the franchise in 1998.
For these apprehensive about whether or not or not the upcoming film reboot will simply be copy/paste from the movies that Milla Jovovich was in, do not be. In a current interview with IGN, the director confirmed that whereas he favored her efficiency, this movie shall be utterly rebuilt from the bottom up as a full-fledged reboot.
The upcoming film will focus on telling the tales of key characters from this franchise like Claire and Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy, Jill Valentine, and extra. Additionally confirmed is that the array of characters is to pay homage to the sensation of the video games the place gamers usually can play as multiple protagonist.
“The large factor for this film is tone. The factor I beloved concerning the video games is that they have been simply scary as hell and that’s very a lot what I wished to,” Roberts tells the location. “That ambiance — it’s rain, it’s continuously darkish, it’s creepy. Raccoon Metropolis is sort of this rotten character within the film and that type of ambiance within the video games I wished to place in [the film].”
He additionally confirmed that John Carpenter was an enormous inspiration behind this enterprise, together with films like Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog. This bodes properly for earlier feedback relating to the film surrounding Welcome to Racoon Metropolis being very closely rooted within the horror franchise.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon Metropolis could have two main focuses, as properly. Clearly, Racoon Metropolis is an enormous focus, one thing we noticed for ourselves with earlier on-set leaks, however the police station can even play a significant position. On high of that, the reboot could have a “creepy as ****” deal with the Spencer Mansion, although extra on that hasn’t been revealed right now.
Will probably be attention-grabbing to see the characters we have identified and love for thus lengthy get a brand new eye, particularly with the director title behind it. It additionally has an all-star staff behind the movie, together with Robert Kulzer as producer (Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil films), James Harris (I Am Not A Serial Killer), Hartley Gorenstein (The Boys), and Martin Moszkowicz as govt producer. Alex Zhang (Greyhound) and Victor Hadida are slated to co-executive producer, with Colin Scully and Alex Westmore overseeing your complete reboot.
With so many Resident Evil experiences on the horizon, will probably be attention-grabbing to see how this new film reboot compares. The unique Paul W.S. Anderson collection was met with a lot fanfare when the movie collection started, however every new film appeared to stray additional and additional away from what Resident Evil is.
We’ll be capable of see extra for ourselves when Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon Metropolis makes its theatrical debut on September 3.