The trailer for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is here, and the creators claim that fear will be “contagious” this time around. Inspired by the popular survival horror games, it brings the hugely popular franchise back to its roots. And for starters, the reboot introduces fans to its main place – Raccoon City, which is on the verge of a zombie apocalypse.
The trailer hints that Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is closely mixing the plot of the first two games. “Every story has a beginning. Discover the origin of evil, ”- the opening lines of the trailer, uttered by Claire Redfield (Kaia Scodelario), hint at her only motive – to expose the pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation.
The film’s synopsis states: “Going back to the origins of the popular Resident Evil franchise, fan and director Johannes Roberts brings games to life for a whole new generation of fans. In Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now an endangered Midwest city. The exodus of the company turned the city into a wasteland … with great evil ripening beneath the surface. Once this evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth about Umbrella and survive the night. “
Also starring were Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue and Neil McDonough. Written and directed by Johannes Roberts, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City hits theaters November 24.