Director Johannes Roberts explains how he conceived his film, trying to reproduce the cult games as closely as possible.
While the version with Milla Jovovich has often been singled out for taking too much distance from the video game saga, the next film Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will be a hyper-faithful adaptation. The trailers unveiled so far already provided confirmation.
But in a new video posted by Sony Pictures, director Johannes Roberts explains his vision of things and how he made the most of the atmosphere of video games. resident Evil, in details. The mansion is reconstructed identically, the Racoon City police station too, and a whole bunch of winks will come to recall the true origins of resident Evil to gamers:
The official pitch: “Located in 1998, resident Evil finally reveals 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 to spread 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, we will find 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.