New Resident Evil movie merges first two video games, impressed by John Carpenter


The upcoming Resident Evil live-action film is drawing from the primary two video games, and the director took some affect from John Carpenter in doing so. In a brand new interview, he additionally revealed the horror game-inspired movie’s title, and the way it’ll incorporate visible concepts from the collection.

Throughout a SXSW panel, hosted by IGN, director Johannes Roberts introduced that Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon Metropolis is the title of his live-action reboot. Spencer Mansion and the police station have been recreated to scale. The plot is an “origin story” utilizing components of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, an “ensemble piece” that options Chris and Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Leon Kennedy, and he’s borrowed trappings from the early survival video games within the flick.

“That ambiance, it’s raining continuously, it’s darkish, it’s creepy, Raccoon is that this rotten character within the film,” He explains, “that ambiance of the video games, I wished to place in. We had quite a lot of enjoyable, all the way down to the fixed-angle enjoying the primary sport had, that fixed, after we’re within the Spencer Mansion, what’s round that nook? I’ve used a few of these methods, and quite a lot of these iconic sounds, we’ve had some enjoyable with it.”

The film is a brand new begin for Resi on the large display, completely unrelated to Paul W. S. Anderson’s movies, and other than the video games, Roberts drew from John Carpenter in placing it collectively. “I’m an enormous John Carpenter fan and I actually took to that,” He says. “The best way he tells these claustrophobic siege films, I took films like Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog and these disparate group of characters coming collectively beneath siege, and I took that as my filmic inspiration.”

Roberts is predominantly a horror director, having beforehand made the Different Aspect of the Door, The Strangers: Prey At Evening, and each 47 Meters Down films.

You possibly can watch the total interview beneath:

This isn’t to be confused with Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, the CG Netflix collection due this yr, or Resident Evil Village, the subsequent main sport, coming in Could. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon Metropolis is scheduled for launch September 3, 2021.


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