Sony Pictures UK have released a brand-new video and character poster for the thrilling forthcoming feature film, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, which will hit cinemas this November (2021). 

A vignette is an account or description, which is exactly what writer and director Johannes Roberts has done here. Roberts states that the upcoming movie is a “very faithful adaptation”, which has fans even more excited to see the iconic Raccoon City in a new light. 

This November, fans of the Resident Evil gaming franchise will return to the film's titular location; a once bustling and exciting place to be, and the home of pharmaceutical giant the Umbrella Corporation, but one that has become a rotting wasteland. 

Great evil brews just below the surface of the decaying city, and when it is released, a group of survivors must work together if they want to live, and if they wish to expose Umbrella for what they really are... 

While the existing Resident Evil franchise isn’t exactly awful, it is not a true-to-source series of films. Despite Milla Jovovich doing a great job as the films’ main protagonist, Alice, her character isn’t in the games as much as she is in the movies. 

This has led to a great deal of excitement from fans, as we see the main cast from the games band together to fight what can only be described as ungodly evil. 

The cast has been well-chosen, as Kaya Scodelario plays Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen is Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell stars as Chris Redfield, with Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker and Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, with Donal Logue and Neal McDonough. 

Picture Credit: Sony Pictures UK
Picture Credit: Sony Pictures UK

“This is where it all started,” explains Roberts, “this is an origin story where we meet all the iconic characters from the games.” While we met some characters within the old Resident Evil movies, we never saw them like this, nor did we see this much of them. 

Roberts goes on to state that “Every frame has details to the game, from the burger that the truckers eat to the actual truck design.” It is immensely clear that Roberts has thought about every millisecond of this movie, and it will undoubtably show once the movie is released. 

Those who adore video games always appreciate the fine details, from a shiny reflection to the way grass moves in the wind; everything matters within a game such as the Resident Evil franchise, and Roberts knows this, making him the perfect person to have such control over the film adaptation. 

Roberts states that those working on the movie even “built the mansion and the police station to the spec of the game”, which adds even more realism and so far, paints it as the perfect video game adaptation. 

In addition to the vignette, a new poster has also been revealed. The poster has an old, almost rustic look to it with the Umbrella logo seemingly covering the sky; this may be suggestive of the Corporation's control over both the city and our main characters, but that grip may not last long. 

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will be in cinemas on December 3rd, 2021. 

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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