Resident Evil Reboot Movie Gets New Release Date


The ‘Resident Evil’ reboot is not a Spooky Season film.


Another day, one other shuffle. The newest main movie to depart its unique launch date is Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, the upcoming reboot of the action-horror franchise primarily based on the online game sequence, which strikes from September 3 to November 24, 2021. It’s not a large change, but it surely does transfer the movie firmly out of Spooky Season and into the start of winter, which is a bummer.

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Resident Evil, Welcome to Raccoon City will not observe the course set by the six-film sequence starring Milla Jovovich and primarily directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Instead, director Johannes Roberts will inform the story of the zombie outbreak because it first occurred inside the edges of Raccoon City. Fans of the video games can anticipate loads of acquainted faces although, because the movie brings in characters like Chris Redfield (Robbie Amell), Jill Valentine (Hannah John-Kamen), Albert Wesker (Tom Hopper), Leon S. Kennedy (Avan Jogia), Claire Redfield (Kaya Scodelario) and Ada Wong (Lily Gao).

When we spoke to Hopper just lately, the actor promised an immersive journey into what followers love:

“I think fans of the game will be happy, but at the same time, I think they should recognize that we want to make these characters as real and as grounded as possible… I feel like the Wesker in the game obviously has that [Agent] Smith from The Matrix type idea. I wanted him to be a bit more three-dimensional than that, and have a moral high ground. It’s not just as cut and dry as it is in the game. There’s an origin element to Wesker in this, and what he maybe was before he turned into the one we see in a lot of the games. But I think from an aesthetic point of view, I think the games really influence this well. It is an aesthetic that, certainly when we were shooting it, that I was like, ‘Man, it feels like the game.’ I’m really hoping that fans of the game take something nice away from it, that it’s the game plus more. Plus more of a depth to these characters.”

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City now hits theaters on November 24.

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