First Images For Upcoming Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City Film Released

Posted on September 3, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Although the Resident Evil IP has evolved into so much more in the past two plus decades since its inception, Capcom has welcomed the franchise to new mediums outside of video games. With a second CGI series which released back in July over on Netflix, fans can anticipate a live-action film taking form later on this year. Late last year, Constantin Films shared that filming has concluded on the new picture and is set to release later on this fall.

Additionally, the film was later pressed to ship in November from its initial late summer box office release. Between that announcement, Constantin Films went on to share the name for the coming film, ‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’. During that, director Johannes Roberts explained to IGN that the significance of the movie is to be a new direction for the series; creating its own identity separate from the Milla Vovovich film series.

Now in a new string of images that surfaced this week, there is a first glimpse at what the final picture will be coming its release. You can view the photos in the tweet below:

Speaking with IGN, Roberts elaborated on his desire to reboot the film series despite his admiration for the original series from Paul W.S. Anderson. “I actually love the first movie so much. I think it’s great. And Milla just created such an iconic character. But it was its own thing. It wasn’t really Resident Evil as I knew it – the previous movies never captured the game and the feelings I got when playing the game (that’s not a criticism I think it just went in a different direction).

“I wanted to go back to the horror of it all. I wanted scares and atmosphere rather than full-on action. I think fans of the game felt the same – they wanted to see the iconic characters and locations and feel that the movie was more in line with the Resident Evil game world so that’s really why we chose to go in that direction.

“We worked hand-in-hand with Capcom on this movie… to the point that we actually got blueprints from them on the designs of the Spencer Mansion and Raccoon police station in order to recreate them as perfectly as we could. We even have the exact artwork up on the mansion walls. Capcom saw it for the first time the other day and was so happy and excited. And that – as a nerd – made me so happy and excited!”

Are you excited for the coming Resident Evil movie?

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City hits theaters on November 24, 2021.

Source: IGN

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