A new promo video shows that the video game heroine will be at the center of the plot.
Initially, there was Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine. The two historical heroes of the game resident Evil. Then there was Claire Redfield, Chris’s sister, in search of her brother in the second video game opus, gradually taking the central place in history, especially in Veronica code.
Claire will now be the main character of the new cine saga and film Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, if we are to believe this new video uploaded by Sony Picture. A featurette in which actress Kaya Scodelario (The labyrinth) describes her character as a “rebel“who returns to his hometown to bring down Umbrella Corporation.”She is totally badass ! “
The official pitch: “Located in 1998, resident Evil finally unveils the secrets of the Spencer mansion and the city that was once the thriving headquarters of the pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation. Since the departure of the all-powerful company, Raccoon City has sunk to ruin, and a terrible threat lurks deep within its bowels. When evil awakens with horror, a small group of survivors will join forces to try to uncover the truth about Umbrella, hoping to see the end of the night … “
Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City, directed by Johannes Roberts, will be released in cinemas on November 24. In the casting, Kaya Scodelario (The labyrinth) will play Claire Redfield; Avan Jogia (Zombieland 2) will be Leon S. Kennedy. Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) will reprise the role of Jill Valentine opposite Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield. Tom Hopper (Black sails) will be Captain Albert Wesker. Neal McDonough (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) will be the virologist and mad scientist William Birkin. Finally, Donald Logue will play Brian Irons, the rogue police chief of Raccoon City.