If you’re a fan of the long-running Resident Evil series, here are more details as to which way the next movie is going.

The director of the upcoming Resident Evil reboot has been chatting about the movie, currently set to be released in September via Sony.

As well as announcing the title for the film as Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City, Johannes Roberts had this to say about the project:

“The movie is very much an origin story for Resident Evil. It’s an ensemble piece, and Raccoon City plays a big part and is a character in the movie. It’s about this group of people all coming from different angles — some coming into town, some already having grown up in this town — meeting over this one fateful night.”

Roberts also reiterated that his film will hew closer to the games than the previous series of Resident Evil films, starring Milla Jovovich. Characters from the games such as Chris and Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine and Leon S Kennedy are all appearing.

Roberts also spoke about how the games themselves were a direct influence on the film’s style, stating that “was probably the entry point into the movie for me”.

“That game came out and it just blew me away, and from that moment on I think we all knew where we were going with this movie because it was such a wonderful cinematic experience with the tone, the constant dark rain, that sort of aspect of the game. And I just took that and went ‘that’s the world I want to work in'”

With Netflix planning two Resident Evil series of its own to the screen as well, there’ll be plenty of Resident Evil for fans to enjoy in the upcoming months. We’ll bring you more on this one as we hear it.

Variety

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