The upcoming Resident Evil film reboot formally has a title alongside a couple of new particulars only in the near past dropped. Now known as Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon Metropolis, the upcoming live-action film, directed by Johannes Roberts, will likely be set during the first two games of the franchise in 1998.
For these fearful about whether or not or not the upcoming film reboot will simply be copy/paste from the movies that Milla Jovovich was in, do not be. In a latest interview with IGN, the director confirmed that whereas he favored her efficiency, this movie will likely be utterly rebuilt from the bottom up as a full-fledged reboot.
The upcoming film will focus on telling the tales of key characters from this franchise like Claire and Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy, Jill Valentine, and extra. Additionally confirmed is that the array of characters is to pay homage to the sensation of the video games the place gamers sometimes can play as a couple of protagonist.
“The large factor for this film is tone. The factor I liked in regards to the video games is that they had been simply scary as hell and that’s very a lot what I wished to,” Roberts tells the location. “That ambiance — it’s rain, it’s continually darkish, it’s creepy. Raccoon Metropolis is type of this rotten character within the film and that type of ambiance within the video games I wished to place in [the film].”
He additionally confirmed that John Carpenter was an enormous inspiration behind this enterprise, together with motion pictures like Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog. This bodes properly for earlier feedback concerning the film surrounding Welcome to Racoon Metropolis being very closely rooted within the horror franchise.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon Metropolis could have two main focuses, as properly. Clearly, Racoon Metropolis is an enormous focus, one thing we noticed for ourselves with previous on-set leaks, however the police station will even play a significant position. On high of that, the reboot could have a “creepy as f—” give attention to the Spencer Mansion, although extra on that hasn’t been revealed at the moment.
It is going to be fascinating to see the characters we have identified and love for therefore lengthy get a brand new eye, particularly with the director identify behind it. It additionally has an all-star crew behind the movie, together with Robert Kulzer as producer (Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil motion pictures), James Harris (I Am Not A Serial Killer), Hartley Gorenstein (The Boys), and Martin Moszkowicz as govt producer. Alex Zhang (Greyhound) and Victor Hadida are slated to co-executive producer, with Colin Scully and Alex Westmore overseeing the whole reboot.
With so many Resident Evil experiences on the horizon, will probably be fascinating to see how this new film reboot compares. The unique Paul W.S. Anderson collection was met with a lot fanfare when the movie collection started, however every new film appeared to stray additional and additional away from what Resident Evil is.
We’ll be capable to see extra for ourselves when Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon Metropolis makes its theatrical debut on September 3.