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Learning from last year, SXSW moved their event to an online event, and luckily for us, we learned the newest title for the Resident Evil Reboot. According to IGN, Director Johannes Roberts, best known for his hit Horror Films 47 Meters Down and 47 Meters Down Uncaged has confirmed that the title of the film will be “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City“. Set in the year 1998, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will tell the events of the city under siege from infected zombies. Both the mansion from Resident Evil 1 and the city itself and the police station from Resident Evil 2 will be present in the movie.

Roberts had an interview with IGN about the film, he commented that the film will take cover both games, but will completely unrelated to the last franchise.

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Here is a list of actors and actresses that are involved in the reboot so far:

  • Jill Valentine – Hannah John-Kamen
  • Albert Wesker – Tom Hopper
  • Leon S. Kennedy – Avan Jogia
  • Claire Redfield – Kaya Scodelario
  • Chris Redfield – Robbie Amell
  • Ada Wong – Lily Gao
  • Chief Irons – Donal Logue
  • Richard Aiken – Chad Rook
  • William Birkin – Neal McDonough
  • Brad Vickers – Nathan Dales

The previous six Resident Evil movies have generated a total worldwide theatrical box office of $1.2 billion and currently, there are several Resident Evil projects in production, the Netflix Live-Action Series (set in different timelines and focusing on Wesker’s Children), and the Anime series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.

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