Roberts says he was not given the task of remaking Anderson’s films. “Were not [making a remake]. We go to a whole different [direction]… It was a real pleasure to be given the reins of a new franchise, hopefully it’s really his own business, ”says Roberts. The one who, he says, deals with the “knowledge, history and fabric” of games.
Roberts’ first experience as a filmmaker is in horror films, having directed films like The Strangers: Prey at Night and the shark horror film 47 Meters Below.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will be working with Constantin Film, the production company behind the previous Resident Evil film franchise, but it looks like the company and the director are both looking to take Resident Evil in a new direction for this story. origin.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will pick up the story of the first and second Resident Evil games and tell an origin story featuring all the main characters, including Chris and Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine and Leon S. Kennedy.
You can check out the announced cast in the slideshow below.
Resident Evil Origin actor comparison
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Matt TM Kim is the editor-in-chief of IGN.