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Johannes wants to adapt ‘Resident Evil 4’ next

Published : 04 Nov 2021 12:42 AM | Updated : 04 Nov 2021 04:42 PM
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Director and writer of ‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’, Johannes Roberts, recently discussed the series' later games, suggesting he'd like to adapt ‘Resident Evil 4’ next. The latest adaptation of Capcom's survival horror franchise is a reboot following the conclusion of Paul W.S Anderson's previous film series. The film will focus on the early entries in the game series, primarily ‘Resident Evil’ and ‘Resident Evil 2’.

‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’ is focused on the events first 2 games of the series, which center on the Arklay Mountain and Raccoon City T-Virus outbreaks. The games laid the groundwork for future installments through lore and characters, such as Leon S Kennedy, who would grow from a rookie RPD cop, to a government agent tasked with rescuing the President's daughter in 2005's Resident Evil 4. Portrayed by Avan Jogia in the upcoming film, Roberts has discussed how hard they worked to cast the survivor, and now the director has expressed interest in exploring Leon's later adventures.

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Speaking to SFX magazine (as reported via CBR), Roberts discussed his approach to the Resident Evil franchise, as well as his hopes for future films should Welcome to Raccoon City be successful. Roberts states that while he pulled aspects and small details from ‘Resident Evil 4’, there were characters and events that he'd like to adapt as part of a possible sequel. Roberts also discussed more recent entries such as 2017's ‘Resident Evil 7’ and 2021's ‘Resident Evil Village’, and how they further expanded the series beyond its signature undead zombie apocalypse into more occult, gothic-inspired horror. He stated that these later games had been mentioned in conversations, and expressed how he hoped his reboot would be the start of a new saga.     -We Got This Covered

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