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For the 2007 video game, see Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.

Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, or simply Umbrella Chronicles, is the working title of an upcoming Resident Evil film produced by Constantin Film and Davis Film. It is presently unknown how it stands in relation to the 2021 film, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, whether being a prequel or sequel. No writer or director is yet confirmed to be attached.


As the film is in early development, it should be noted that the Production Weekly entry may not reflect the actual story being written.[note 2]
"The Umbrella Chronicles follows STARS operative Rebecca Chambers, and former Marine Billy Coen as they venture through a train that eventually takes them to a derelict training facility. once within the facility, they discover they are being stalked by James Marcus, co-founder of the Umbrella Corporation and creator of the T-virus, who has managed to resurrect himself with the aid of leech test-subjects. After a confrontation, Marcus mutates into a monstrosity, but is subdued by the duo. Chambers and Coen escape as the facility self-destructs."
— Production Weekly summary


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Character Actor
Rebecca Chambers TBA
Billy Coen TBA
James Marcus TBA


Umbrella Chronicles Production Weekly entry (April 6 2023)

Early discussions[]

With the evolving climate of video game media, Constantin recognised that the ''Resident Evil'' IP could stand to benefit from appealing to existing fans of the games rather than a general audience as had been pursued with the Paul W.S. Anderson film series and likewise by other producers of video game adaptations.[1]

Welcome to Raccoon City went through a number of revisions in the lead-up to filming due to budget cuts and unforeseen production setbacks, leading to the excising of various VFX-heavy monsters such as Hunters and the Tyrant from the story, while Rebecca Chambers and Barry Burton, slated to be killed in the Spencer Mansion, were replaced with Enrico Marini and Richard Aiken who would have limited screen time.[2] Roberts consoled fans with the hopes they would be able to appear in future films regardless.[3] Initial plans for a follow-up to Welcome to Raccoon City were considered during initial production, with Roberts teasing Resident Evil CODE:Veronica and Resident Evil 4 as potential routes for a sequel.[4]

In several interviews prior to the release of Welcome to Raccoon City, actors Robbie Amell and Kaya Scodelario expressed interest in returning for future films, with the latter hoping the character of Claire Redfield would be sidelined less than in the games.[5][6] Amell has expressed his desire to "punch a boulder" with director Johannes Roberts also suggesting the infamous scene be included in a future film.[7][8]

Following the release of Welcome to Raccoon City, in June 2022, actor Tom Hopper confirmed that Sony and Constantin Film were "very happy" with the film's performance, which theatrically earned back nearly twice its budget against a spike of COVID shutdowns[9] followed by a successful digital release[10] becoming the top-rented film on VUDU in its opening weekend[11] and going on to earn a modest $3.6 million from physical home video sales. Hopper stated he would happily return to the role, saying "It ended in a way that I was like, 'Oh, I can get used to this guy.' Also, too, where he's going, I think he can be very interesting".[12]

By October of that year, the film was one of several projects confirmed by executive producer Martin Moszkowicz to be in development alongside another television series which would have replaced Netflix's series cancelled two months prior, though the exact details were not given, and Moszkowicz was sceptical of films being released for theatres if not projected to be successful.[13]


On 3 April 2023, Raccoon HG Film Productions Inc., the same shell company for financing Welcome to Raccoon City, received a grant of $2 million dollars from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) for the production of "Umbrella Chronicles". Greater Sudbury was picked as the principal film location, with Northern Ontario Film Studios recorded on the Production Weekly bulletin as their headquarters.[14][15][16][17] By April a production designer and design crew were already at work visualising the script.[18]


  1. Anderson and Bolt are credited by contractual-obligation and will likely not be actively involved.
  2. It should be noted that the Production Weekly synopsis is heavily derived from the Wikipedia article on the Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles video game (particularly the segment covering Train Derailment). Similarly, while the James Wan-Greg Russo film was in early development, Production Weekly's entry instead published a synopsis of the 2002 film.
  1. Johannes Roberts interview for Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City. YouTube (18 Nov 2021).
  2. Resident Evil Director Reveals Character That Didn't Make It Into the Movie. (November 21, 2021). Retrieved on 2022-07-19.
  3. Is Marvel's Eternals A Good Movie & Paranormal Activity 7 Review. Comicbook Nation (November 19, 2021). Retrieved on 2022-07-18.
  4. Will There Be A Sequel To Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City? Here's What We Know. SlashFilm (December 21, 2021). Retrieved on 2022-07-19.
  5. Robbie Amell On Why Shooting 'Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City' Was A 'Dream Come True'. SyFy (November 19, 2021). Retrieved on 2022-07-18.
  6. Resident Evil: Raccoon City Star Wants To Change Claire Redfield's Story. ScreenRant (November 18, 2021). Retrieved on 2022-07-18.
  7. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Almost Included a Scene Where Chris Redfield Punched a Boulder. IGN (November 24, 2021). Retrieved on 2022-07-18.
  8. Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City Director Wants To See Chris Redfield Punch A Boulder In A Sequel. Slashfilm (November 21, 2021). Retrieved on 2022-07-19.
  9. "Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City" (2021) at The Numbers. The Numbers (February 13, 2022). Retrieved on 2022-07-19.
  10. DEG Watched at Home Top 20 Chart for Week Ending February 12, 2022. The Numbers (February 13, 2022). Retrieved on 2022-07-19.
  11. Latest 'Resident Evil' Film Tops Weekly Vudu Chart. Media Play News. Retrieved on 2022-07-19.
  12. Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City Sequel Chances Addressed By Star. ScreenRant (June 20, 2022). Retrieved on 2022-07-19.
  13. AFM: Constantin Film Bosses on Disruption, Streamer Strategies and the Future of ‘Resident Evil’. Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 2023-05-19.
  14. Ontario Bringing Major Economic Development Opportunities to Sudbury Region. Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (April 3, 2023). Retrieved on 2023-05-19.
  15. Province pledges $11M toward Greater Sudbury economy. Retrieved on 2023-05-19.
  16. City's first-ever film officer aims to up Sudbury shoots. Retrieved on 2023-05-19.
  17. Announced-Projects-Jan-2018-April-4-2023-By-Announcement-Date.pdf. Retrieved on 2023-06-01.
  18. @ClintOCoast (Apr 7, 2023). That rumour pertaining to a Resident Evil reboot, Reaident Evil : Umbrella Chronicles is real yeah. Just spoke with someone working design on it. Anderson not super involved in this one besides a contractual credit. New film/s lead will be Rebecca Chambers..