The upcoming reboot of the Resident Evil film series is said to heavily include aspects of the popular video game series of the same name.
Long before the Umbrella corporation unleashed the havoc of the zombie apocalypse on the world, the buds of the looming threat had started to take shape in a dying town.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, the reboot to the popular Resident Evil film franchise, has finally dropped its first trailer. The upcoming game-based film will offer an origin story to the zombie apocalypse that plagued humankind, unleashed by the evil Umbrella Corporation.
The story revolves around a young college student who sets out to investigate the shady dealings of the pharmaceutical giant in Raccoon city. Over the course of her investigations, she starts to discover some tragic, and sinister, unearthings regarding the corporation’s activities in the small town. An exposé turns into a fight for survival as she finds herself face to face with dangerous creatures, created by Umbrella’s awful experiments.
Set in 1998, the film will reportedly borrow heavily from elements of the first and second Resident evil games, according to reports in Ars Technica. Director Johannes Roberts had revealed that he had wanted to capture the dark and unsettling atmosphere of the original games, along with an intriguing narrative.
The previous installments in the Resident Evil film series had only a few elements it shared with the game, such as the basic premise and characters.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City stars Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, and Neal McDonough.
The film is scheduled for a theatrical release in the US on November 24.