‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’ Trailer: Franchise Reboot Heads Back to the Games

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Sony has unveiled the official trailer for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, a reboot of the horror film franchise that was previously led by Milla Jovovich.

The new Resident Evil movie returns to the origins of the game franchise, adapting elements of the first and second games. Midwestern town Raccoon City was once the home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation; now, following Umbrella’s exodus, the city is a wasteland… with great evil brewing below the surface.

Among the cast and characters are Kaya Scodelario (Crawl, The Maze Runner), as Claire Redfield, a college student investigating the Umbrella Corporation; Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Claire’s older brother and a member of STARS (Special Tactics And Rescue Service); Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Chris’ STARS partner, Jill Valentine; and Avan Jogia as Raccoon Police Department (RPD) recruit Leon S. Kennedy. As you can see below, these people, and others, are in for one hell of a night.

The picture is both directed and written by Johannes Roberts, whose previous directing credits include 47 Meters Down, The Strangers: Prey at Night, and The Other Side of the Door.

Plenty of nods for fans of the games in the trailer, which, yes, is another one that employs the trailer trope of twisting a popular song to be unsettling. 4 Non Blondes classic “What’s Up” gets the play here. The trailer has promise; let’s hope the film delivers.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, also starring Tom Hopper, Donal Logue, and Neal McDonough, will be in US cinemas on November 24th and Australian cinemas on December 9th.

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