The first official trailer for the live-action film Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is out now, the film will soon be available exclusively in cinemas. The film roughly follows the events of the first two resident Evil Games that feature both Raccoon City and the Spencer Mansion prominently. The official trailer gives fans a detailed look at Claire and Leon, as well as some of the movie’s CGI zombies and monsters.
While there are multiple versions of the trailer, some of them are not the best for portraying what the film will offer. Sony Pictures Malaysia has uploaded an international trailer on YouTube that begins with Claire Redfield (played by Kaya Scodelario) riding a semi-trailer. Like in Resident Evil 2 REmake, the trucker accidentally meets a passerby who turns out to be a zombie. Unlike previous games, Claire eventually meets her brother Chris Redfield (played by Robbie Amell) in Raccoon City and tries to warn her brother about the Umbrella Corporation.
There are a few other notable changes from the games in the trailer, such as a helicopter crashing into the Spencer Mansion. Police chief Brian Irons also appears alongside Claire and Leon, although the characters never appeared together Resident Evil 2.
For the most part, however, the scenes seem to closely follow the core elements of the storyline of the first two games and even recreate the iconic first zombie encounter scene from the original Resident Evil, as well as a number of other low cut Easter eggs for fans of the franchise. It’s at least a lot closer to the games than the Milla Jovovich starring role resident Evil Series of films. In addition, the trailer gives us insight into story elements that were implied but not shown in the actual games, such as the biological experiments of William Birkin (played by Neal McDonough).
You can the Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City official international trailer below:
As mentioned above, there are actually two versions of the trailer. The above is intended for an international audience, while the following is arguably the more action-packed US version of the trailer:
Although the scenes shown overlap a bit, both trailers taken together give us a very good picture of what Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City has to offer.
In a previous interview Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Director Johannes Roberts stated that the cast was chosen to “embody the spirit and energy of the characters”. Instead of relying on the resident Evil Action films of the past, Roberts stated that the film was like horror titles The exorcist and The glow. In particular, Roberts said he was influenced by Resident Evil 2 make new.[Source: YouTube]