Even though the first live-action Resident Evil film series was a box office success, fans of Capcom games had a lot to say about it. And those who criticized Paul WS Anderson’s films for taking liberties with the official Resident Evil mythology might have something to say about the all-new movie adaptation of the Survival Horror monument.
Leon S. Kennedy and Lisa Trevor have never crossed paths in a Resident Evil game. As fans are well aware, Leon is from Resident Evil 2 while Lisa is a formidable foe from the remake of the first episode. But that didn’t stop the brains behind Resident Evil Welcome to Raccoon City to reunite the two characters.
Indeed, Sony Pictures has just released a new video of Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. In this extract, soberly titled “Lisa Trevor, “It is therefore a question of the meeting between the two characters. And do not ask us why, we do not know. FYI, Leon S. Kennedy is here played by Avan Jogia. Marina Mazepa plays the poor thing. Lisa Trevor.
Resident Evil familiar and different at the same time
As this excerpt reminds us, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will take liberties with the scenarios of the games. The film will not repeat the story of any particular episode of the Capcom saga. On the other hand, it presents a new story inspired by the first two Resident Evil.
To those who are enthusiastic about this, it should be remembered that the director of the film, Johannes Roberts, already has ideas for a sequel. If the latter gets the green light, he hopes to be able to use in the plot of Resident Evil 4.
Leon and Lisa Trevor on the bill, but not only
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City also stars Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, and Neal McDonough. The latter play Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, Albert Wesker and William Birkin respectively.
Finally, the film is still expected in French cinemas for November 24. Note that some French cinemas have already started showing the film in preview.
What do you say about this new extract? Does Resident Evil Welcome to Raccoon City take liberties with the stories of the games bother you? Do you plan to go see the movie? Give us your opinion in the comments below.