Raccoon City is one of the most important locations in the Resident Evil universe, and in the first trailer for the series’ upcoming movie adaptation, it’s also on the verge of a zombie apocalypse. The new movie is called Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, and it hits theaters on Nov. 24.
Resident Evil is no stranger to the big screen. Throughout the 2000s and 2010s, director Paul W.S. Anderson made six movies in the series. But latest entry, written and directed Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down), is a complete reboot for the franchise, recasting all of the major characters from Anderson’s series. The story also sticks closer to the original game this time around, as evidenced by the dimly lit mansion-searching in the trailer.
The trailer introduces us to Claire Redfield (Kaya Scodelario) and her brother Chris (Robbie Amell), two of the primary characters in the series. Claire has a theory that Umbrella, the big corporation that props up their small hometown of Raccoon City, is actually evil ... and it turns out she’s right. As fans of the games might anticipate, Claire and Chris’ search for answers sends them to a creepy mansion, has them cross paths with Leon S. Kennedy (Avan Jogia), and sends them straight to the heart of Umbrella’s twisted experiments and the zombies and monsters that they produce.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City isn’t the only new cinematic iteration of the Resident Evil games. Earlier this year, Netflix released a new animated series called Infinite Darkness. The streamer also has a live-action Wesker series in the works, set to be released sometime in the future. Resident Evil Village was also released earlier this year while Resident Evil Re:Verse, a multiplayer shooter celebrating the series’ 25th anniversary, will be released in 2022.