Sony Pictures has unleashed the official Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City trailer and poster for the new horror movie. The origin story for Capcom’s famous video game series will be released on November 24 only in theaters.
The two-minute trailer shows lots of new footage and the style that director Johannes Roberts is bringing to the series. It also shows why the film is rated R for strong violence and gore, and language throughout.
Watch the Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City trailer below:
Returning to the roots of the hugely popular Resident Evil franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games of the billion-dollar franchise and the most prosperous video game adaptation in history to life for a completely new generation of fans. The upcoming movie will be an official origin story to Capcom’s long-running survival horror video game franchise, which will be unrelated to Paul W.S. Anderson’s Milla Jovovich-led series.
“In Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town,” reads the official synopsis. “The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland, with great evil brewing below the surface, and when that evil is unleashed, the townspeople are forever changed and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.”
The movie stars Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Neal McDonough as William Birkin, and Lily Gao as Ada Wong, Joining them are Chad Rook as Richard Aiken, Donal Logue as Chief Brian Irons, and Marina Mazepa as Lisa Trevor, marking the live-action debuts for the characters. Among the characters from the video games, only Leon S. Kennedy wasn’t featured in Sony’s first Resident Evil movies.