Sony urges Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, two months
Just over a week after director Johannes Roberts announced the full title of the video game film franchise reboot, Sony Pictures announced it Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will greet fans a bit late as it moves from being released in September to late November.
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Once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying city in the Midwest. The company’s exodus left a wasteland in the city where great evil is brewing beneath the surface. When this evil is unleashed, the citizens of the city will be forever changed and a small group of survivors will have to work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night. Returning to the terrible roots of the massively popular resident Evil Franchise, Fan, and Filmmaker Roberts brings the billion dollar franchise games and the most successful video game adaptation in history to life for a whole new generation of fans.
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The ensemble list for Welcome to Raccoon City is run by Kaya Scodelairo (The maze runner) as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant man and the wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (Black sails) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombie Land: double tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, Neal McDonough (DC’s legends of tomorrow) as William Birkin, Lily Gao (The story of the maid) as Ada Wong, Chad Rook (The Lightning) as Richard Aiken, Donal Logue (Sons of anarchy) as Chief Brian Irons and Marina Mazepa as Lisa Trevor.
Most of the video game characters appeared in the original resident Evil Film franchise with Ali Larter (final destination) with Claire, Wentworth Miller (Prison breakout) with Chris, Johann Urb (arrow) as Leon S. Kennedy, Sienna Guillory as Jill, Jason O’Mara and Shawn Roberts as Wesker, Li Bingbing as Ada and Jason Isaacs as Birkin. The prequel marks the live-action debuts of Aiken, Chief Irons and Lisa.
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Roberts writes and directs the film with Robert Kulzer, who will produce for Constantin Films, the studio behind the original franchise, along with James Harris for Tea Shop Productions and Hartley Gorenstein with Martin Moskowicz, CEO of Constantin, and Victor Hadida of Davis Film who is involved in executive productions. Based on Capcom’s hugely popular video games, that offers resident Evil To date, films have earned US $ 1.2 billion worldwide, making them the top-selling film series based on a video game.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will hit theaters on November 24th.