Sony Pictures released Tuesday new details about the highly-anticipated movie “Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City”, which is set to debut on November 24.
The movie stars Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Avan Jogia as Leon Kennedy, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Nathan Dales as Brad Vickers, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, and Marina Mazepa as Lisa Trevor.
This will be Trevor’s first time to appear on the big screen.
It is written and directed by Johannes Roberts and produced by Robert Kulzer, James Harris, and Hartley Gorenstein.
The movie serves as an origin story to the Resident Evil games and focuses on “Resident Evil” and “Resident Evil 2”.
Roberts previously revealed that the movie will diverge from the prior Resident Evil movies because it will focus more on horror rather than being an action movie.
The studio offered insight into the role of Chris Redfield in a new featurette. The brief video featured interviews with Amell and Roberts.
Roberts describes Chris’ role as a small-town hero who became a part of the Raccoon City police force.
Amell also noted that the movie is an adaptation of the games to a very great degree, stating: “It is like I’m living in a video game, and it’s really, really exciting.”
The studio also introduced recently a featurette on Scodelario’s character as Claire Redfield.
Roberts had taken liberties and changed the background of some characters. He highlighted that Claire Redfield is a runaway from Raccoon City due to her feeling that something was very wrong there and has returned to the city to tell her brother some very important information.
Claire was altered from the original purpose for returning to the Raccoon city in the game franchise, which was to look for her missing brother.
The new featurette indicated she knows precisely where Chris was and her reason for coming back to the City was to warn him about Umbrella’s secret experiments.
Claire will be more involved with Umbrella in the movie than she was in the games, making her a central character for the movie’s plot.