Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City movie gets first trailer

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Photo credit: Sony Pictures
Photo credit: Sony Pictures

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City has shared its first full trailer today (October 7).

Adapted from the iconic horror video game series, which sits firmly in the zombie sub-genre, this new adaptation features the likes of Ant-Man and the Wasp's Hannah John-Kamen, Arrowverse actor Robbie Amell, Kaya Scodelario (Skins), Avan Jogia (Victorious), Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy), Lily Gao (The Expanse) and Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy).

From the very brief footage offered, it looks like it's going to set itself apart from the Milla Jovovich movies, which depending on your stance could spell a bright future.

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Director Johannes Roberts previewed his flesh-eating project back in March, explaining: "It's an ensemble piece, and 'Raccoon City' plays a big part and is a character in the movie. It's about this group of people all coming from different angles – some coming into town, some already having grown up in this town – meeting over this one fateful night.

"It's not like I was presented something where we're remaking it. We're not. I fell in love with Milla Jovovich in the first films, I love that side of the Resident Evil world. But it was a real pleasure to be given the reins to a new franchise, hopefully, that really is its own thing.

Photo credit: Sony Pictures
Photo credit: Sony Pictures

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"I had never seen the terror and the atmosphere of the games. I'd never felt that on-screen, and I felt that was something I wanted to tell."

Preview images of the new movie were unveiled earlier this year, and showed the characters exploring the terrifying Spencer Mansion from the first game.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City shuffles its way into cinemas on November 24 in the US and December 3 in the UK.

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