The first pictures of the upcoming online game film adaptation Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City have been launched, courtesy of IGN. The pictures give followers a glimpse into how distinguished characters similar to Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, and Albert Wesker will look on the large display screen. Furthermore, director Johannes Roberts defined how the movie will rely extra on horror components in contrast to previous action-oriented Resident Evil movies.
According to Roberts, the film will primarily concentrate on the occasions of the primary two Resident Evil video games, from the STARS investigation of the Spencer mansion to Leon and Claire within the Raccoon City Police Department. The revealed pictures present precisely this, with one shot showcasing the 4 surviving STARS members simply as they enter the mansion. In one other picture, we will see Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy standing facet by facet, with Leon sporting his signature Raccoon City police uniform.
The third picture includes a comparatively minor character from the primary Resident Evil title: Lisa Trevor, the daughter of the Spencer mansion architect, who the Umbrella Corporation kidnapped and experimented on so as to check the Tyrant and G-Virus. Though Lisa wasn’t included within the recreation’s unique launch, she did make an look within the subsequent Gamecube and PC remasters of the title. Roberts states that the character will play a “pivotal role in the movie.”
On the subject of earlier Resident Evil motion pictures, Roberts distanced himself from the present movie franchise. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, Roberts says, is completely completely different from the action-packed movies that includes Milla Jovovich, and is impressed by horror motion pictures like The Exorcist and The Shining. Instead of specializing in getting actors to be “cosplay characters who have the exact hair and costume,” the director centered on getting collectively a solid that “embodied the spirit and energy of the characters.”
Additionally, Roberts was influenced by the remake of Resident Evil 2 on nailing the general horror tone and vibe in his movie. “This was all about returning to the games and creating a movie that was much more a horror movie than the sort of sci-fi action of the previous films. I was hugely influenced in particular by the remake of the second game and I really wanted to capture the atmosphere-drenched tone that it had.”