The brand new Resident Evil film formally titled Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon Metropolis, will likely be extra centered on horror than the final Resident Evil movie franchise in accordance with the director Johannes Roberts who says one of many predominant areas in his movie will likely be “creepy as f*ck.”
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon Metropolis is a brand-new origin film that can adapt each the primary and second Resident Evil video games. This new big-screen adaptation is a very new movie franchise unrelated to the massively profitable franchise from Paul W.S. Anderson.
To kick off this new Resident Evil cinematic world, horror film director Johannes Roberts was tapped to ship a scarier film adaptation.
“The large factor for this film is tone. The factor I beloved in regards to the video games is that they have been simply scary as hell and that’s very a lot what I wished to, “says Roberts. “That environment — it’s rain, it’s consistently darkish, it’s creepy. Raccoon Metropolis is form of this rotten character within the film and that kind of environment within the video games I wished to place in [the film].”
Roberts says his “filmic inspiration” for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon Metropolis was John Carpenter, however not the films you may suppose.
“I’m an enormous John Carpenter fan and I actually took to that. The best way he tells these claustrophobic siege motion pictures and I took motion pictures like Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog and these disparate group of characters coming collectively below siege, and I took that as my filmic inspiration.”
Roberts says the films will happen in each Raccoon Metropolis and the police station, in addition to the Spencer Mansion. “Now we have two very separate areas however we cut up individuals off into their worlds. One is extra of a siege film model with the police station, after which you may have the mansion which is creepy as f*ck.”
Take a look at IGN’s full Resident Evil interview from SXSW for extra from Roberts and Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon Metropolis.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor.