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For the similarly titled episode of the 2022 television series, see Welcome to New Raccoon City.



"Witness the Beginning of Evil. "
— The film's tagline

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is a 2021 horror film directed by Johannes Roberts. The seventh film in Constantin Film's live-action franchise, this film is a reboot set in a separate continuity from the prior universe overseen by writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson which ended with 2017's Resident Evil: The Final Chapter[7] and is unrelated to the Netflix-produced live action television series.[8]

The film is an adaptation of both Resident Evil and its sequel and borrows elements from the original games as well as the modern remakes.[9] The film stars Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Avan Jogia, Kaya Scodelario, Tom Hopper and Neal McDonough.[10]

Summary[]

"Returning to the origins of the massively popular RESIDENT EVIL franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games to life for a whole new generation of fans.

Once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company's exodus left the city a wasteland... with great evil brewing below the surface.

When that evil is unleashed, the townspeople are forever changed and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.
"
— Official website [11]

Cast[]

Actor/Actress

Original language/English

French dub Italian dub German dub European Spanish dub Spanish Latin American dub Japanese dub Character
Kaya Scodelario Kelly Marot Letizia Ciampa Sophie Rogall Nerea Alfonso Mireya Mendoza Fairouz Ai Claire Redfield
Robbie Amell Anatole de Bodinat Stefano Dori Benedikt Gutjan Manuel Gimeno Carlo Vázquez Subaru Kimura Chris Redfield
Tom Hopper Axel Kiener Marco Vivio Sebastian Winkler Sergio Mesa Idzi Dutkiewicz Satoshi Hino Albert Wesker
Avan Jogia Alexis Gilot Flavio Aquilone Benjamin Mereis Marcel Navarro Gerardo García Yuki Kaji Leon S. Kennedy
Hannah John-Kamen Marie Tirmont Annalisa Usai Jacqueline Belle Maribel Pomar Edurne Keel Miyuki Sawashiro Jill Valentine
Donal Logue Pierre-François Pistorio Stefano Thermes Thomas Wenke Rafael Calvo Humberto Solórzano Kenyū Horiuchi Brian Irons
Neal McDonough Bruno Dubernat Fabrizio Pucci Götz Otto Juan Antonio Bernal Óscar Gómez Hiroaki Hirata William Birkin
Holly de Barros Unknown Unknown Laura Jenni María Montalá Victoria Ramírez Honoka Inōe Sherry Birkin
Josh Cruddas Julien Allouf Alessio Puccio Unknown Raúl Rodríguez Miguel Ángel Leal Kenyū Horiuchi Ben Bertolucci
Marina Mazepa Antonella Colapietro Unknown Unknown Noelia García Unknown Mao Shikano Lisa Trevor
Chad Rook Unknown Raffaele Carpentieri Uwe Thomsen Toni Astigarraga Roberto Salguero Gō Inōe Richard Aiken
Lily Gao Unknown Valentina Favazza Unknown Estel Tort Gisella Ramírez Rie Tanaka Ada Wong
Dylan Taylor Vincent Ropion Alessandro Budroni Unknown Unknown Emmanuel Bernal Yamamoto Itaru Kevin Dooley
Nathan Dales Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yoshihisa Kawahara Brad Vickers
Janet Porter Catherine Davenier Unknown Unknown Carmen Calvell Gabriela Gómez Mabuki Andō Annette Birkin
Sammy Azero Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Alberto Meléndez Shigeru Toyoda Enrico Marini
Lily Gail Reid Unknown Unknown Zoe Durakovic Unknown Constanza García Unknown Young Claire Redfield
Daxton Grey Gujral Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Álvaro Salarich Unknown Young Chris Redfield
Pat Thornton Frédéric Souterelle Unknown Unknown Francesc Belda Mauricio Pérez Junichi Endo "Trucker"
Jenny Young Antonella Colapietro Unknown Unknown Unknown Yolanda Vidal Unknown Louise
Stephannie Hawkins Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown "Sickly Mom" (uncredited)
Nathaniel McParland Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Leonardo Garduza Unknown "Sickly Boy"
Pamela MacDonald Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Olga Hnidey Unknown "Nurse"
Heloise Catherine Pead Galvin None None None None None None Alexia Ashford
Sophia Ann Pead Galvin None None None None None None Alfred Ashford
Carson Manning None None None None None None "Orderly" (uncredited)
Matthew MacCallum None None None None None None "Turning Around Zombie"
"Dining Hall Chernobyl Zombie #1"
Jason Lee Bell None None None None None None "Lipless Zombie"
"Dining Hall Chernobyl Zombie #2"
Avaah Blackwell None None None None None None "Dooley Zombie"
"Dining Hall Chernobyl Zombie #3"
Kalie Hunter None None None None None None "Chernobyl Zombie #1"
Andrea Ciacci None None None None None None "Chernobyl Zombie #2"
Kelly Reich None None None None None None "Female in Crowd (RCPD)"
Robert Chaumont None None None None None None "Male in Crowd (RCPD)"
Aleks Alifirenko Jr. None None None None None None "Zombie" (uncredited)
Darren W. Marynuk None None None None None None "Trucker" (uncredited stunt double)
Amy Szoke None None None None None None "Corridor Zombie #1"
Claire Redfield (stunt double)
Sherry Birkin (stunt double)
Alex Armbruster None None None None None None "Crimson Head Zombie"
Leon S. Kennedy (stunt double)
Geoff Meech None None None None None None Chris Redfield (stunt double)
Bas Reitsma None None None None None None William Birkin (stunt double)
Aj Risi None None None None None None Ben Bertolucci (stunt double)
Ana Shepherd None None None None None None Claire Redfield (stunt double)
Don Stockford None None None None None None Brian Irons (stunt double)

Soundtrack[]

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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) features the film's original score composed by Mark Korven. The soundtrack was released by Milan Records on November 19, 2021.

The film also features the use of several songs not included on the score, including (arranged by chronological appearance):

Artist Song
Webb Pierce More and More
The Cardigans My Favorite Game
Richard & Linda Thompson I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
Bonnie Tyler It's A Heartache
Jennifer Paige Crush
Journey Any Way You Want It
4 Non Blondes What's Up?
Ludwig van Beethoven Moonlight Sonata
Jess Thristan Time of Our Lives

Home releases[]

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City digitally on December 21, 2021 and was released on DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K Ultra HD on February 8th, 2022.[12]

The Blu-Ray and 4K releases include the featurettes "Replicating the DNA of Resident Evil", "Cops, Corpses and Chaos" and "Zombies, Lickers and the Horrors of Resident Evil".

Sequel[]

In several interviews prior to the release of the film, actors Robbie Amell[13] and Kaya Scodelario[14] have expressed interest in returning for future films, with the latter hoping the character of Claire would be sidelined less than in the games. Amell has expressed his desire to "punch a boulder"[15] with director Johannes Roberts also suggesting the infamous scene be included in a future film.[16]

Roberts has stated that he intended to include Hunters, Mr. X, and the character of Barry Burton in the film but was unable due to production constraints.[17] Roberts consoled fans by assuring that their exclusion did not mean that they were being written off and insisted they were "waiting in the wings".[18] Roberts has also stated that he wishes for the sequel to follow the fourth game and Code: Veronica.[19]

Following the film's release, in June 2022, actor Tom Hopper confirmed that Sony and Constantin Film are "very happy" with the film, which theatrically earned back nearly twice it's budget amidst COVID shutdowns[20] followed by a successful digital release[21] becoming the top-rented film on VUDU in its opening weekend[22] and going on to gross over $3 million from Blu-ray and DVD 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".[23]

In April 2023, Raccoon HG Film Productions Inc, the company created by Hartley Gorenstein for the production of Welcome to Raccoon City received a grant of $2 million dollars from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) for the production of a future film entitled Umbrella Chronicles in the city of Sudbury, the same location Welcome to Raccoon City was filmed.[24] Whether this film is intended to be a sequel/prequel to Roberts' Welcome to Raccoon City or yet another reboot to the franchise is unknown.

Sources[]

  1. Interview: Dev Singh on Editing 'Spiral' and 'Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City'. CPMR Interviews. Retrieved on 2021-10-2.
  2. Resident Evil - Reboot - Constantin Film. Constantin Film. Retrieved on 2020-12-6.
  3. Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City - Exclusive First Look Photos. IGN. Retrieved on 2021-10-1.
  4. 'Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City' Officially Rated R for "Strong Violence and Gore"!. Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved on 2021-11-01.
  5. KMRB rating.
  6. RESIDENT EVIL : BIENVENUE À RACCOON CITY (French). Metropolitan Filmexport. Retrieved on 2021-10-11.
  7. James Wan is Producing the ‘Resident Evil' Reboot!. Bloody Disgusting (May 22, 2017). Retrieved on 2017-05-23.
  8. Is Netflix's 'Resident Evil' a Reboot or a Sequel to the Movies?. Newsweek (July 13, 2022). Retrieved on 2022-07-18.
  9. ‘Resident Evil’ Feature Film Reboot Will Go Back to Scary Roots of First Two Games; Cast Announced!. Bloody Disgusting (October 6, 2020). Retrieved on 2020-10-18.
  10. ‘Resident Evil’ Reboot: Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen & More To Star In Origin Story Adaptation. Deadline (October 6, 2020). Retrieved on 2020-10-18.
  11. RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY synopsis. Sony Pictures. Retrieved on 2021-10-3.
  12. https://www.amazon.com/Resident-Evil-Welcome-Raccoon-City/dp/B09LLRDS2B
  13. 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.
  14. Resident Evil: Raccoon City Star Wants To Change Claire Redfield's Story. ScreenRant (November 18, 2021). Retrieved on 2022-07-18.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Resident Evil Director Reveals Character That Didn't Make It Into the Movie. Comicbook.com (November 21, 2021). Retrieved on 2022-07-19.
  18. Is Marvel's Eternals A Good Movie & Paranormal Activity 7 Review. Comicbook Nation (November 19, 2021). Retrieved on 2022-07-18.
  19. 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.
  20. "Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City" (2021) at The Numbers. The Numbers (February 13, 2022). Retrieved on 2022-07-19.
  21. DEG Watched at Home Top 20 Chart for Week Ending February 12, 2022. The Numbers (February 13, 2022). Retrieved on 2022-07-19.
  22. Latest 'Resident Evil' Film Tops Weekly Vudu Chart. Media Play News. Retrieved on 2022-07-19.
  23. Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City Sequel Chances Addressed By Star. ScreenRant (June 20, 2022). Retrieved on 2022-07-19.
  24. Ontario Bringing Major Economic Development Opportunities to Sudbury Region. Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (April 3, 2023). Retrieved on 2023-05-19.

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