What a year it has been for horror! It's October, and it still feels like we have a tonne of horror media headed our way. We get Back4Blood and the latest entry from Dark Pictures in House of Ashes on the video game front. On the TV side, Chucky and Day of the Dead are right around the corner. That brings us to film. Of course, Halloween Kills comes to theatres and On-Demand on October 15th, and the build up to that has been heavy, but then there's Resident Evil: Return to Raccoon City, coming out in just over a month, and I can't help but feel it's been a little under the radar. Maybe it's because we have had a string of other horror media in our face, or maybe Sony has been holding RE close to it's heart, and waiting for the right moment to start the buildup. Either way, the trailer is here and it's got me feeling the nostalgic vibes of the OG Resident Evil video game, and I'm all for it!
You see, I enjoyed the original line of RE films with Milla Jovovich, but I didn't love them. In fact, it took me multiple viewings to even like them. After watching the first one in theatres I remember saying to my friend. 'That was Resident Evil?'. I think I was just wanting and somehow expecting to be able to walk out of the theatre and draw more direct comparisons to the video game, and that just wasn't the case. But today...today we saw a trailer that made me think THIS...THIS IS RESIDENT EVIL!
Check out Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City when it arrives in theatres on November 24th.
About Resident Evil: Return to Raccoon City
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is an upcoming survival horror film written and directed by Johannes Roberts. Adapted from the stories of the first and second games by Capcom, it serves as a reboot of the Resident Evil film series, which was loosely based on the video game series of the same name. The film stars Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, and Neal McDonough.
Development took place in early 2017, after Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was released, with producer James Wan expressing interest in the project. Later, Constantin Film chairman Martin Moszkowicz said that a reboot of the film series was in development. In the same month, Wan was called to produce the reboot with a script by Greg Russo; subsequently, Roberts was hired as writer and director and Wan left the project. Filming began on October 17, 2020, in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. The film underwent reshoots in May 2021.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 24, 2021, by Sony Pictures Releasing.