how the restart will differ from the six films with Milla Jovovich

The next zombie movie will be a real horror movie, not an action movie with a spectacular beauty in the title role.

And again we are waiting for a story about the evil corporation “Umbrella” and its zombies. Photo: globallookpress.com

The first footage from the Resident Evil franchise reboot movie called Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City has appeared online. As already reported Teleprogramma.pro, new director Johannes Roberts has shot a picture close to the plot of the cult video game about zombies. There will be no Milla Jovovich in his creation, but this is far from the only difference from the previous six films launched by Paul Anderson in the early 2000s.

“It’s about going back to the storyline of the games and making a movie that is more of a horror than something like a sci-fi action movie like in the previous installments. I was especially influenced by the remake of the second game, and I really wanted to convey its atmosphere. IGN… – Previous films were very bright and shiny, while this one is dark and dirty, shot entirely at night. It rains constantly, and the city is shrouded in fog … “

The director admitted that he was also inspired by the films “The Exorcist”, “Don’t Look Now”, “The Shining” and “Attack on the 13th Precinct”. His Raccoon City, in which the zombie apocalypse will begin, is not a high-tech metropolis, but a dilapidated ghost town. The filmmakers worked hand-in-hand with the computer game company Capcom, and even received from them the exact drawings of the buildings in which the plot takes place. Even the pictures on the walls correspond to the original source. But the main strength of the new film is still in the actors.

“Another difference of this film from the previous ones is the ensemble, in which each of the heroes has a huge significance for the plot. This is not just cosplay, where the actors have exactly the same hair and costumes as the characters in the game, – says the director. – I often think that in film adaptations of games, one of the big drawbacks is that the actors visually look like the characters – hair and clothes are identical – but not trying to show the audience that the film is better than the acting. That here it is really possible to create a three-dimensional hero, with whom it is easy to associate yourself and to believe in him. “

We add that viewers will immediately see the iconic characters of the game on the screen: Chris and Claire Redfield, Leon, Jill Valentine and Albert Wesker. They are played by Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Robbie Amell (The Nanny horror franchise), Evan Jogia (Zombieland: Control Shot), Hannah John-Kamen ( Ready Player One, Ant-Man and the Wasp) and Tom Hopper (Game of Thrones, Umbrella Academy). In the first frames, published together with the director’s interview, you can see them in the images of the heroes of “Resident Evil”.

The new film is expected to premiere in late November 2021.

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