Sony Pictures’ Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City hits theaters this week and the studio upped the marketing game right before the premiere. In the latest featurette released by the studio, the film’s director and Capcom producer discuss their collaboration and how the upcoming film is loaded with Easter Eggs, a fact that is sure to attract fans of the game franchise.
The resident Evil The game franchise is one of Capcom’s best sellers and has cumulatively sold over 120 million units of the game globally since its release. Several live-action resident Evil movies have been released in the past, but Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City brings fans back to the first two games in the series, bringing in some of the most beloved playable characters.
In the new featurette, director Johannes Roberts references the essential role Capcom played in bringing Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City to live. Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who previously worked on the production of resident Evil games, worked alongside Roberts throughout the process. Roberts is a fan of the games himself, as revealed by Kobayashi. As someone who appreciates the original content of the games, Roberts has included several Easter Eggs in the movie for other game fans.
We already know that the plot of the film will be based on that of 1996 resident Evil and the years 1998 Resident Evil 2. However, Kobayashi reveals that Roberts even “sneaked into one of his favorite elements from a subsequent match.” He hopes fans of the games can find him. He describes the film as “new resident Evil world ”created by Roberts, which combines elements of the game with new concepts created specifically for the film.
In previous interviews, Roberts has revealed that Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City won’t be a full plot adaptation of the first two games. Kobayashi goes on to confirm this and hopes true fans of the franchise will appreciate the differences they have incorporated into the script. We already know that the famous villain of Resident Evil 2, Mr. X, will not be a part of the upcoming film, which makes you wonder what other changes the film made to the original plot.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City premieres in theaters on November 24, 2021.
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