The new Resident Evil movie shows a first look at its protagonists and settings.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City , the new horror film based on the successful Capcom series that promises to be true to the survival horror essence of video games, moving away from the Resident Evil films by Paul W. Anderson.
“This movie has nothing to do with the previous ones
“This movie really has nothing to do with the previous ones,” said Welcome to Raccoon City director Johannes Roberts. “We have sought to return to games and create a film that is much more terrifying , rather than the action and science fiction style of past RE movies,” adds the filmmaker. To make this vision come true, he was especially inspired by Resident Evil 2 Remake : “I wanted to capture its tone and aesthetic.”
Roberts notes that RE’s previous films were “very bright and light, whereas this film is dark and gloomy.” All their action takes place at night. “It rains constantly and the city is shrouded in a mist…. I was inspired a lot by films like The Exorcist , Don’t Look Now or The Shining “, he adds. “Nothing in this city feels technologically advanced. It’s more like it’s in ruins .”
Another great reference has been Assault on the 13th district police station , as the director of Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City assures that the structure of the film is similar to that of this movie classic. Regarding the protagonists of the action, Roberts makes it clear that they are not “simple cosplay of characters with the same hair and costumes as the protagonists of the games.” Both Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy will play a pivotal role in the film’s story.
“During the entire casting process it was very important to find the people who embodied the spirit and energy of the protagonists that we wanted to take to the cinema.
Because, in most video game adaptations to the cinema, you usually look for someone that physically resembles the characters in the game, looking for an identical haircut or their clothes, without trying to give viewers what movies do better than games, which is to create a three-dimensional character that you can connect with and whom you can believe “.
In these first images we can see the actress Kaya Scodelario in the role of Claire Redfield, and Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy. On the other hand we also have Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker , Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield , Nathan Dales as Brad Vickers , and Hannah John-Kamen playing Jill Valentine . After a release delay of just a few weeks , the new Resident Evil movie opens in theaters on November 24 .