Resident Evil: the new film unveils its official synopsis

Sony Pictures has just unveiled the synopsis of the next adaptation of the franchise “Resident Evil”. Thus, “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” will return to the origins of the myth, as this short synopsis suggests.

Resident Evil : return to a cult saga

Initially, Resident Evil is a video game franchise. The very first game was developed by Capcom and distributed on the Playstation 1 in 1996. Following the monumental success of this first opus, many sequels have emerged over the years and generations of consoles. In all, around thirty games have been produced, of which the last, Resident Evil Village, is expected on May 7 on PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series.

Resident Evil ©Constantin Film / New Legacy

Obviously, faced with such success, the Seventh art was quick to seize the franchise. The license was derived through 6 films, all worn by Jovovich mile between 2002 and 2016. Most of them were directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. In all, the saga has brought in more than $ 1.2 billion at the global box office. Currently, Netflix is ​​working on two new works Resident Evil : a live action series and an animated series. The live series directed by Andrew Dabb is expected later this year. As for the animated version, it is in development, and has already unveiled its first images.

Resident Evil : Welcome to Raccoon City – first synopsis

In the midst of it all Sony Pictures is also working on a reboot of the franchise.. The license will therefore soon return to the big screen since Johannes Roberts is responsible for staging Resident Evil : Welcome to Raccoon City. Casting side, the feature film will bring together a cast including Kaya Scodelario, Tom Hopper, Neal McDonough or Donal Logue.

Sony just unveiled the official synopsis from Resident Evil : Welcome to Raccoon City. A pitch which offers some additional details and which therefore confirms that the feature film will return to the origins of the myth. This description gives a glimpse of the horrors that await viewers:

Once the burgeoning home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The exodus of society has left the city fallow … With great evil sleeping beneath the surface. When this evil breaks loose, the townspeople are forever changed … and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and survive the night.

Johannes Roberts wants to propose something other than Paul WS Anderson

A familiar synopsis for gamers, since it expressly refers to the video game franchise. Johannes Roberts confirms for his part that his version will have nothing to do with the vision of Paul WS Anderson:

Obviously there’s the Resident Evil movie franchise, but this version has nothing to do with it. It’s a distinct origin story, based on the roots of video games, and this horrific universe. We’re not doing a remake. We are going in a completely different direction.

Johannes Roberts therefore hopes to create his own road, far from the previous blockbusters of Paul WS Anderson. A way to reconnect with the horrific atmosphere of the license. In any case, between video games, Netflix productions and this Sony film, fans of Resident Evil will be served in 2021.

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