The title for the Resident Evil film reboot has officially been confirmed. As reported by IGN, the film's official title is 'Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City'.
The news was confirmed by the film's director, Johannes Roberts, in an interview at SXSW's Online Event. The film is set to adapt the first two Resident Evil games into one feature film and will include main characters from both games including Chris and Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Leon S. Kennedy.
“The thing I loved about the games is they were just scary as hell and that is very much what I wanted. That atmosphere — it’s rain, it’s constantly dark, it’s creepy. Raccoon City is kind of this rotten character in the movie and that sort of atmosphere in the games I wanted to put in [the film].” - Johannes Roberts
Set in the year 1998, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will tell the events of the city under siege from infected zombies. Both the mansion from Resident Evil 1 and the city itself and police station from Resident Evil 2 will be present in the movie.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is a complete reboot of the film franchise and will not have any ties to the previous series of films by Paul W.S Anderson. In addition this reboot film a CGI movie (Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness) and live-action TV Series are both in development over at Netflix. These will also be completely seperate to the upcoming feature film.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City arrives in theatres on September 3, 2021. The cast includes Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, and Neal McDonough.