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Sony has announced that the release date for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, the upcoming reboot to the R:E franchise has been changed.

Initially it was supposed to come out on September 3 (which I thought was a good birthday gift for me since I was born on September 2), but now comes word that Resident Evil will be returning to theaters on November 24, 2021.

The cast includes Kaya Scodelario (Crawl) as Claire Redfield alongside Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin, and Donal Logue (Silent Night, “Gotham”) is playing Chief Irons in the “origin story adaptation” of the games that’s set in Racoon City in 1998.

With this movie, I really wanted to go back to the original first two games and recreate the terrifying visceral experience I had when I first played them whilst at the same time telling a grounded human story about a small dying American town that feels both relatable and relevant to today’s audiences,” said Roberts in a statement shared by Deadline.

Since director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) is promising a cinematic reboot will that will capture the essence of the games, I’m excited to see a trailer or at least some cast photos, just so I can get a taste of his vision.

I’ve seen set photos showing the RPD and other set designs are visually close to the games, but I’m hoping once the trailer drops that his film will play close to Silent Hill (one of my favorite video game films) and cleanse the stench Paul WS Anderson left on our palettes from those horrendous Resident Evil movies.

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