The Resident Evil franchise is the most well-known of the survival horror genre. It’s also a bottomless pit for the movies.

Welcome to Raccoon City is the seventh feature film since 2002 and the first without actress Milla Jovovich.

This is a homecoming as the S.T.A.R.S. explores the Spencer Mansion in 1998. Hopefully there will be a greater respect for the source material. Paul W.S. Anderson’s 2002 version of Resident Evil allowed itself several rather bizarre (not to say absurd) freedoms that led to a succession of mediocre efforts.

Welcome to Raccoon City is directed by Johannes Roberts (Darkhunters, 47 Meters Down), who is also in charge of the screenplay. The cast includes Hannah John-Kamen (Jill Valentine), Kaya Scodelario (Claire Redfield), Neal McDonough (William Birkin) and Tom Hopper (Albert Wesker).

Today, IGN shared the first three images of the new production. Here’s what the director had to say about it: “This movie really has nothing to do with the previous franchise. The goal was to go back to games and create a film that was much closer to horror than the sci-fi genre of the previous films. I was largely influenced by the remake of the second game, and I really wanted to broadcast your atmospheric vibe. It was so cinematic “.

“The other movies were very bright and clear whereas this movie is dark and spooky, shot entirely at night. It rains all the time and the city is covered in a fog. I’ve been heavily influenced by movies like The Exorcist (and Exorcist 3!), Don’t Look Now, and The Shining. You can really feel the texture in this movie. Nothing in this city is hi-tech. She seems dilapidated. I wanted Raccoon City to be a bit like the city in Deer Hunter; a ghost town forgotten by the rest of the world. And the entire structure of the film was definitely influenced by Assault on Precinct 13, ”he added.