It feels like Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City was announced, filmed, and is coming out in a little over a month within the span of about a week. However, horror movies don't always need a ton of time to film things, and the best horror movies have been shot, edited, and released in less than a year. So far, the reactions to the trailer seem mixed to positive so far. There are a lot of locations in the footage that look like they were directly lifted from the games, which is something we never got from the previous movies. Those movies seemed almost ashamed of their source material while this movie is leaning in. Whether or not that's going to work out, because the story of Resident Evil has always been a bit goofy, remains to be seen. Despite the movie being a little over a month away, Sony isn't out here promoting it much yet. We have some new posters from IMP Awards, but maybe Sony is waiting until November to push this movie. That being said, a horror movie releasing in November instead of October? October was a busy month with a lot of big movies, but not getting the spooky season crowd might hurt this one a lot.
"Returning to the origins of the massively popular RESIDENT EVIL franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the 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 a dying Midwestern town. The company's exodus left the city a wasteland…with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night."
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, directed by Johannes Roberts, stars Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia with Donal Logue, and Neal McDonough. It will be released on November 24th.