The heroes of the new Resident Evil film have finally been revealed. The new Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City teaser images feature Claire and Chris Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, Jill Valentine, and Albert Wesker, as well as another series character — or what’s left of her.
The images begin with Claire, played by Kaya Scodelario of Crawl, and Leon, played by Avan Jogia, as they venture into Raccoon City at the start of the zombie outbreak. Another image shows Robbie Amell’s Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper’s Albert Wesker, Hannah John-Jill Kamen’s Valentine, and Nathan Dales’ Brad Vickers moving through the creepy Spencer Mansion, all heavily armed. Lisa Trevor (Marina Mazepa), a character from the games who was one of Umbrella’s most gruesome test subjects and appears to occupy a similarly creepy space in the film, is the final teaser image.
Welcome to Raccoon City is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down), who told IGN that the new Resident Evil film’s structure was heavily influenced by Assault on Precinct 13, a 1976 John Carpenter film in which a ragtag group defends a police station from a mysterious gang. This makes sense, given that one of Roberts’ biggest influences for the film is the recent Resident Evil 2 remake, which also heavily features a police station under siege.
The film will be set in Raccoon City and will be based on the first two Resident Evil games. According to Roberts, it will be unrelated to the previous Resident Evil films, instead drawing inspiration from the games and aiming for more outright horror than sci-fi action. Roberts also stated that he wants to do more than just show the games on screen, and that the film must be able to stand on its own while remaining true to the source material.
On November 24, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will be released in theatres.