All Section, Entertainment

‘Resident Evil 2021’ movie poster teases zombie origin story

Published : 08 Oct 2021 08:14 PM | Updated : 09 Oct 2021 05:25 PM

The Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City poster teases the origins of the T Virus and zombie outbreak in the titular American city. The 2021 film is inspired by Capcom's iconic survival-horror video game franchise. It is unconnected to the first ‘Resident Evil’ film series that was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, with Johannes Roberts taking on directorial duties.

‘Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City’ adapts the events of the first 2 games where the Midwestern town of Raccoon City becomes overrun by the undead following the outbreak of an experimental virus at a mansion in the surrounding mountains. A small group of survivors sets out to uncover the truth behind the horror and expose the Umbrella Pharmaceutical Company's involvement. Following the release of the film's first trailer, a new teaser poster for the film has been revealed.

Posted on the ‘Resident Evil’ Twitter account, the film's poster sets the more serious tone of the upcoming release while leaning into the franchise's key settings. The poster features a bloodied and torn umbrella inspired by the villainous Umbrella Corporation's logo in front of the Raccoon City Police Department, an iconic location from the second and third game that's been faithfully recreated for the film. The poster also features the film's title and tagline, "Witness The Beginning Of Evil," while also featuring the films' November 24th release date. 

‘Welcome To Raccoon City’ was announced in 2017 following the release of ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’, with producers confirming a reboot, which was in the works. Roberts joined the project in 2018, taking up directing duties and becoming the writer, following ‘Mortal Kombat’ writer, Greg Roberts, leaving the protect. Photos of the film's cast were released in August 2021, showing off Kaya Scodelerio, Avan Jogia, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, and Tom Hopper as Claire Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Albert Wesker. Photos were also released of ‘Resident Evil’ monster, Lisa Trevor, who will be played by Marina Mazepa.   -Screen Rant

Related Topics