The upcoming Resident Evil motion picture reboot formally has a title along with a couple of brand-new information simply recently dropped. Now called Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City, the upcoming live-action motion picture, directed by Johannes Roberts, will be set throughout the very first 2 video games of the franchise in 1998.
For those stressed over whether the upcoming motion picture reboot will simply be copy/paste from the movies that Milla Jovovich remained in, do not be. In a current interview with IGN, the director validated that while he liked her efficiency, this movie will be entirely reconstructed from the ground up as a full-fledged reboot.
The upcoming motion picture will focus around informing the stories of essential characters from this franchise like Claire and Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy, Jill Valentine, and more. Also validated is that the variety of characters is to admire the sensation of the video games where gamers usually can play as more than one lead character.
“The huge thing for this motion picture is tone. The thing I liked about the video games is they were simply frightening as hell which is quite what I wished to,” Roberts informs the website. “That environment — it’s rain, it’s continuously dark, it’s scary. Raccoon City is sort of this rotten character in the motion picture which sort of environment in the video games I wished to put in [the film].”
He likewise validated that John Carpenter was a substantial motivation behind this endeavor, consisting of motion pictures like Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog. This bodes well for earlier remarks relating to the motion picture surrounding Welcome to Racoon City being really greatly rooted in the scary franchise.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City will have 2 significant focuses, also. Obviously, Racoon City is a big focus, something we saw for ourselves with previous on-set leaks, but the police station will also play a significant role. On top of that, the reboot will have a “creepy as ****” focus on the Spencer Mansion, though more on that hasn’t been revealed at this time.
It will be interesting to see the characters we’ve known and love for so long get a new eye, especially with the director name behind it. It also has an all-star team behind the film, including Robert Kulzer as producer (Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil movies), James Harris (I Am Not A Serial Killer), Hartley Gorenstein (The Boys), and Martin Moszkowicz as executive producer. Alex Zhang (Greyhound) and Victor Hadida are slated to co-executive producer, with Colin Scully and Alex Westmore overseeing the entire reboot.
With so many Resident Evil experiences on the horizon, it will be interesting to see how this new movie reboot compares. The original Paul W.S. Anderson series was met with much fanfare when the film series began, however each brand-new motion picture appeared to wander off even more and even more far from what Resident Evil is.
We’ll have the ability to see more for ourselves when Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City makes its theatrical launching on September 3.