By: John M Jerva

Sony Pictures has issued new key art for their upcoming video game adaptation reboot Resident Evil: Return to Raccoon City. The newest posters show of the battle ready cast who’ll have their hands full as they try to uncover a conspiracy of epic proportions. Horror and action collide once again in a newer and darker reimagining of the hit video game franchise.

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.

A new Featurette has also been issued which delves deeper into the film and the legacy of the Resident Evil name.

The new film stars Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Neal McDonough as William Birkin, Donal Logue as Chief Brian Irons, Chad Rook as Richard Aiken, Lily Gao as Ada Wong, Nathan Dale as Brad Vickers, and Marina Mazepa as Lisa Trevor.

Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) helms from a script he also written and you can see both similarities and differences to the first set of films. The horror is definitely amped up to the tenth level but the action set pieces are there as well. 

I am a fan of the bombastic franchise that preceded this installment and even though it went way over the top and was redundant in places, it’s a fun and bloody time at the movies. This low key approach to the reboot will certainly set it apart from the other franchise. One thing is evident, the violence and gore are present and accounted for to satisfy genre fans.

Set for a theatrical release on November 24th, a new and official horror infused trailer is now online along with new and menacing key art!

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