November’s film reboot of the Resident Evil series has its first trailer available for consumption, showcasing how close to the source material the new series is aiming to be. Watching the brief teaser shows how different the new take on the long-running series from Capcom is when compared to the adaption from Paul W.S Anderson.
Constantin Films’ Resident Evil 2021 reboot is written and directed by 47 Meters Down (2017) Director, Johannes Roberts is aiming to do the impossible with the film. Next month’s reboot combines Resident Evil 1 and 2 into Welcome to Raccoon City and sees the Spencer Mansion event unfold as the STARS team uncovers the truth behind Umbrella Corporation and the downfall of Raccoon City at the hands of the T-Virus. It will star Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine and Neal McDonough as William Birkin.
Here is the official synopsis:
In RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY, once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland…with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.
Earlier this year, Capcom paired with Netflix to release Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, an animated series and also has a live-action series in the works that will focus on Albert Wesker, which will launch at an unknown time. The most recent game to be released was Resident Evil Village, launching earlier this year to critical and commercial success while Resident Evil Re:Verse, a multiplayer mode will be released in 2022.