New images for live-action 'Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City' released

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Yet another Resident Evil live-action movie is in the works and slated for a release later this year. But this one is separate from the ones featuring Milla Jovovich. The upcoming Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is written and directed by Johannes Roberts who confirmed in a recent interview with IGN that "this movie really had nothing to do with the previous franchise". "This was all about returning to the games and creating a movie that was much more a horror movie than the sort of sci-fi action of the previous films," Roberts added.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City plot will revolve around the first two Resident Evil games and will as such feature iconic characters like Claire Redfield (Kaya Scodelario), Leon S. Kennedy (Avan Jogia), Albert Wesker (Tom Hopper), Richard Aiken (Chad Rook), Jill Valentine (Hannah John-Kamen), and Chris Redfield (Robbie Amell). IGN's interview also included exclusive images giving us a first look at the actors portraying those characters. You can see those 3 images below, where one is also of Lisa Trevor (Marina Mazepa):

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“We worked very closely with Capcom. Every character and creature is from the game and as such, I wanted to be as faithful as possible. I wanted to create a truly immersive feeling for the fans,” Roberts said in the interview. “But that also became the trickiest part of adapting a piece of IP like this because I didn’t just want to put the game on screen - it had to be its own thing with living breathing characters and creatures (and, of course, zombies!) that felt true to the world.”

What do you think of those first images of Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City? Will you watch it when it premieres in theaters later this year (November 24 in the US, November 25 in Australia and December 3 in the UK)?

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Maybe out of all the nobodies who turned up to audition (it's a Canadian movie right? :rofl:) he was the best? Would you prefer a less good actor who looked more like the game character? Maybe wait for a trailer to see if he's a good Leon.. or better yet forget this whole POS exists in the first place as it will probably be a turd of a movie.

Maybe out of everyone here saying "THAT'S NOT LEON!!!!", I was the one to admit mainly why. Sorry, not sorry, that it hurts your delicate feelings. There are reasons why he looks nothing like Leon. If you think it's just down to the hair... then lol. Okay, bud.
 
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Maybe out of everyone here saying "THAT'S NOT LEON!!!!", I was the one to admit mainly why. Sorry, not sorry, that it hurts your delicate feelings. There are reasons why he looks nothing like Leon. If you think it's just down to the hair... then lol. Okay, bud.
Are you confused? It wasn't me who mentioned anything about hair. Also, you might as well throw a little tantrum that Jill is half black too.
 
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Personally, I'm reserving judgement. These screenshots don't do much to inspire hope, but I can't really get a feel for how any of these actors are at portraying these specific characters until I see them in action. Character appearance is secondary to me, as long as the core of the character comes across in the performance.

And honestly? Live action Resident Evil has never been "good," so it's not like I'm expecting this to be any better.
 

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Are you confused? It wasn't me who mentioned anything about hair. Also, you might as well throw a little tantrum that Jill is half black too.

I'm well aware of who said what. But thanks. You seem pretty confused yourself though, as to who's been having a tantrum and who hasn't. Enjoy your day sweetie-pie. Kisses!!!
 
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Read the actual interview he explains what he meant by that

“The difference with this film as opposed to the previous movies is that it is an ensemble where each of the main characters carries huge importance to the narrative. They are not just cosplay characters who have the exact hair and costume of the characters,” Roberts said. “It was hugely important with the whole casting process to find people who embodied the spirit and energy of the characters I wanted to portray. I think often in game adaptations one of the big flaws can be just casting someone to look visually like the characters - giving them the identical haircut and clothes but not really trying to give the audience the thing that a movie does better than a game - which is to create a three dimensional character that you can really connect with and believe in.”

Roberts recalled the particularly difficult search for the right actor to play Leon S. Kennedy: “We must have seen so many people - it was really quite a tricky role because of the balance of humor and weariness. Then Avan read and I was like he’s the one! He gets it.”
 

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Read the actual interview he explains what he meant by that
your taking the word of a director whose best film is a 5.7 out of 10 on imdb as legit? he knows what the audience wants? he knows what is better? lol i guess all his past movies were masterpieces then? seriously he made only shitty horror b movies...
lets talk when this movie comes out and becomes an absolute turd with awful everything from acting to scrypt.
 

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Are you blind or just kinda dumb? He's of Indian decent and looks it. Leons character has NEVER looked even remotely Indian.

I honestly never saw it and still don't see it. I guess I'm sorry Leon isn't a blonde white dude?

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they could at least get the character traits right... it is not that hard...

They don't have to and they didn't say they will. It's going to be an alternate universe anyway, I don't get where the negativity is coming from.
 
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your taking the word of a director whose best film is a 5.7 out of 10 on imdb as legit? he knows what the audience wants? he knows what is better? lol i guess all his past movies were masterpieces then? seriously he made only shitty horror b movies...
lets talk when this movie comes out and becomes an absolute turd with awful everything from acting to scrypt.
Regardless of what I think it's his movie and his vision and he can do whatever he wants. I'm also pretty sure the casting of a couple characters is not going to be the reason this movie fails.
 

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I honestly never saw it and still don't see it. I guess I'm sorry Leon isn't a blonde white dude?

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They don't have to and they didn't say they will. It's going to be an alternate universe anyway, I don't get where the negativity is coming from.

I don't get why they need to do an alternate universe changing every character... there's already a lot of stuff from the source material...
There's a trend nowadays trying to change gender/race for the sake of diversity...trying to be "cool kid" director who has "guts" changing things....
 
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Damn that looks bad, but if the plot is accurate to RE2 I'll watch it. What's up with live action movie Leon always having very different hair? Is it really that hard to style a wig like this?7497077-0133622621-931f3.jpg
 
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....more like the Games....yeah,hopefully....

Less CGI (Monsters)...awesome.daumen.gif


So....Kirk Douglas,Elizabeth Taylor and Charlton Heston are dead,so...I do not give a shit on this "Actors".....who cares....
If the Story is like in the first 3 Games,go ahead.daumen.gif



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Remember the great and awesome "acting Performance" from Barry,Jill,Chris and Wesker in the first Resident Evil PlayStation Game Intro......:lol:
 
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Damn that looks bad, but if the plot is accurate to RE2 I'll watch it. What's up with live action movie Leon always having very different hair? Is it really that hard to style a wig like this?View attachment 274481
they are cramping re1 and 2 in the same movie, and its probably gonna be like a 90 min movie covering 2 games, so expect huge made up plot cutting most of everything lol.
 
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No matter how shit it looks, at least it's not the Milia Jovovich shitass movies that took a huge dump on the franchise and were basically just Paul W. S. Anderson stroking his wife's ego
 

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Well, I know one must not judge until the product goes live but, hell, with all the latest shit movies / shows the last 10 or more years Hollywood has shoved down on all of our throats, this is looking really bad. I got a junkie friend who looks exactly like that.... "Leon"... shit... I just can´t believe that having all that money and time, there is a shithead who could not even have a good casting. What´s so difficult about having a genuine look-a-like from a videogame?

Sadly the movie industry nowadays is "Just throw them this shit, they will still give us their money." They just don't care anymore.

I hope, in the deepest corner of my heart, that the movie turns out to be good.... really... but we all know the truth already.
 
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