Official Resident Evil Movie Title Was Revealed at SXSW

Resident Evil Movie Title

The upcoming Resident Evil movie title is Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. The film’s director, Johannes Roberts, revealed the information at the online SXSW event during an interview with IGN.

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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City draws inspiration from the first two Resident Evil games and is set in 1998. Viewers who have played the games will recognize familiar settings like the police department, the mansion, and Raccoon City itself. Characters from the games will appear in the film, as well. This includes Jill Valentine, Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield, Claire Redfield, and Albert Wesker. As you might expect, the five characters will encounter the horrors of a citywide zombie infestation.

The film stars Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, and Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City releases in theaters on September 3, 2021. Filming and casting for the movie faced delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Resident Evil Netflix series called Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will release in 2021as well. It is set in 2006 and features a story where Leon and Claire investigate viral outbreaks and a zombie attack on the White House.

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