Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021) Release Info, Review & Trailer

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021) - Soctex
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021) – Soctex

Johannes Roberts wrote and directed the forthcoming horror thriller Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. It serves as a relaunch of the Resident Evil film series and will be the eighth live-action feature overall, loosely based on the video game series of the same name. It was adapted from the narrative of the first and second games by Capcom. Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, and Neal McDonough are among the cast members.

After the release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in early 2017, development began, with producer James Wan showing interest in the concept.

Constantin Film chairman Martin Moszkowicz later said that a revival of the series was in the works. Wan was hired to produce the reboot in the same month, with a story by Greg Russo; later, Roberts was hired as both writer and director, and Wan and Russo quit the project. On October 17, 2020, filming began in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. In May 2021, the film underwent reshoots.

Sony Pictures Releasing will release Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City in the United States on November 24, 2021.

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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021) Synopsis

Raccoon City, formerly the thriving headquarters of pharmaceutical company Umbrella Corporation, is now a decaying Midwestern town. The company’s departure left the city in ruins… with a terrible horror lurking beneath the surface. When that horror is unleashed, the villagers are irrevocably transformed… and only a tiny number of survivors can unravel the truth behind Umbrella and survive the night.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Movie Info

Directed by Johannes Roberts
Written by Johannes Roberts
Based on Resident Evil
by Capcom
Produced by ·         James Harris

·         Hartley Gorenstein

·         Robert Kulzer

Cinematography Maxime Alexandre
Edited by Dev Singh
Music by Mark Korven
Production
companies
·         Screen Gems

·         Constantin Film

·         The Fyzz Facility

·         The Tea Shop and Film Company

Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Release date ·         November 24, 2021
Running time 107 minutes
Countries ·         United States

·         Germany

·         United Kingdom

Language

Genre

English

Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Budget $40 million

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021) - Soctex

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Cast

  • Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield
  • Lauren Bill as Young Claire Redfield
  • Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine
  • Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield
  • Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker
  • Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy
  • Donal Logue as Chief Brian Irons
  • Neal McDonough as William Birkin
  • Lily Gao as Ada Wong
  • Chad Rook as Richard Aiken
  • Marina Mazepa as Lisa Trevor]
  • Janet Porter as Annette Birkin
  • Holly De Barros as Sherry Birkin,
  • Sammy Azero as Enrico Marini
  • Nathan Dales as Brad Vickers
  • Josh Cruddas as Ben Bertolucci

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021) - Soctex

Casting

Casting began in early 2020 but was halted due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Roberts indicated casting details will be published in March in a February 2020 interview with Starburst Magazine. Full Circle Cinema stated in April 2020 that the studio was considering Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, and Harris Dickinson for the parts of Chris and Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy, respectively.

Scodelario and Hannah John-Kamen were cast as Claire and Jill Valentine, respectively, with Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, and Neal McDonough as Chris Redfield, Albert Wesker, Leon S. Kennedy, and William Birkin, according to Deadline Hollywood on October 6, 2020.

According to reports, the relaunch will serve as an origin narrative set around 1998. Donal Logue was cast as Chief Brian Irons in November of that year, with Chad Rook as Richard Aiken and Lily Gao as Ada Wong.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021) - Soctex
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021) – Soctex

Filming

On October 17, 2020, principal production began in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, with cinematographer Maxime Alexandre. On December 24, 2020, the filming was done.

Post-production

Roberts confirmed the complete title like Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City in March 2021. Amell confirmed in May 2021 that the film was having reshoots in Toronto.

Marketing

On August 31, 2021, the first official photographs of the film were revealed, and the reception was divided.

The first trailer for the film was published on October 7, 2021. Fans reacted negatively to the trailer, praising its fidelity to the original two games but criticizing its casting and spectacular effects.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021) - Soctex

Theatrical

Sony Pictures Releasing’s theatrical release of Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is set for November 24, 2021, in the United States. It was postponed from its intended September 3 and September 9 release dates in 2021.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Reaction

The characters were condemned by Metro before the film’s release, based on the trailer, who labeled them “poor cosplay” and that their performance was “too faithful to the games.”

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021) - Soctex

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Release Dates

Canada 24 November 2021
France 24 November 2021
USA 24 November 2021
Germany 25 November 2021
Italy 25 November 2021
New Zealand 25 November 2021
India 26 November 2021
Taiwan 26 November 2021
Portugal 1 December 2021
Argentina 2 December 2021
Brazil 2 December 2021
Hungary 2 December 2021
Cambodia 2 December 2021
Mexico 2 December 2021
Netherlands 2 December 2021
Russia 2 December 2021
Singapore 2 December 2021
Slovakia 2 December 2021
Ukraine 2 December 2021
Bulgaria 3 December 2021
Finland 3 December 2021
UK 3 December 2021
Ireland 3 December 2021
Iceland 3 December 2021
Lithuania 3 December 2021
Latvia 3 December 2021
Poland 3 December 2021
Sweden 3 December 2021
Turkey 3 December 2021
Australia 9 December 2021
Philippines 15 December 2021
Spain 30 December 2021

Also Known As (AKA)

(original title) Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
Argentina Resident Evil: Bienvenidos a Raccoon City
Australia Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
Brazil Resident Evil: Bem-vindo a Raccoon City
Bulgaria (Bulgarian title) Заразно зло: Началото
Canada (English title) Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
Chile Resident Evil: Bienvenidos a Racoon City
Croatia Resident Evil Početak: Raccoon City
Czechia Resident Evil: Raccoon City
France Resident Evil: Bienvenue à Raccoon City
Germany Welcome to Raccoon City
India (English title) (working title) Resident Evil
India Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
India (English title) Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
Latvia Nezūdošais ļaunums: Laipni lūgti Rakūnsitijā
Lithuania Absoliutus blogis: Nauja formulė
Mexico Resident Evil: Bienvenidos A Raccoon City
Poland Resident Evil: Witajcie w Raccoon City
Portugal Resident Evil: Raccoon City
Russia (working title) Обитель зла: Добро пожаловать в Ракун-Сити
Russia Обитель зла: Раккун Сити
Slovakia Resident Evil: Vitajte v Raccoon City
Sweden (complete title) Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
Taiwan 惡靈古堡首部曲:拉昆市
Turkey (Turkish title) Resident Evil: Raccoon Şehri
Ukraine Оселя зла: Вітаємо у Раккун-Сіті
UK (working title) Resident Evil
UK Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
USA Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
Vietnam Vùng Đất Quỷ Dữ: Quỷ Dữ Trỗi Dậy
(working title) Untitled Resident Evil Reboot

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