Robbie Amell, who will play the video game fan’s favorite Chris Redfield, confirmed that Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City undergoes reshoots. This happened during a Twitch stream when Amell saw a follower with Redfield in his username. although Robbie Amell not elaborated further, he seemed comfortable disclosing this information, which could imply that the re-recordings are not very significant.
“I’m actually back in Toronto for that Resident Evil reboots so I’m back in Chris Redfield mode. “
Sony Pictures’ forthcoming Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is the live action adaptation of the bestselling Resident Evil video game series. The movie will be based on the original PlayStation game released in 1996. It will also serve as a reboot of Paul W.S. Anderson’s commercially successful Resident Evil film series.
Reshoots are fairly common when making big-budget movies, but Hollywood’s track record is usually hit and miss. In recent years, most of the films that were rerecorded right before the release date came into ill favor with fans and critics alike (WW84, Justice League). Although there are some movies like Sonic the hedgehog and Godzilla to Kong who benefited enormously from reshoots. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City finished filming about 5 months ago and was tentatively scheduled for release in September 2021, but has now been delayed to November. It is unclear whether Sony took this step because of the reshoots or Covid-19.
Covid-19 could also play a role in the reshoots, as this film was shot entirely during the lockdown period in Canada from October 2020 to December 2020. The filmmakers may have missed some scenes due to Covid restrictions. Due to setbacks from Hollywood’s past, every time fans hear about a movie being rerecorded, go off the hook for the worst. Maybe it’s a concern, but we won’t find out until the movie comes out, so let’s hope for the best.
The original Resident Evil movies starring Milla Jovovich were poorly received by fans and critics alike, yet they managed to be successful at the box office. You can only imagine how successful they would have been if the filmmakers had decided to stick with the source material. But it looks like the upcoming reboot wants to change that. The film is set in 1998 and focuses on the Spencer Mansion and Racoon City.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, Strangers: Prey at Night). Also in the movie are Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker and Neal McDonough as William Birkin. Since the movie will be out in November, a trailer will likely be out soon. So let’s rest assumptions and wait for the movie to come out. Hopefully it will be better than its predecessors. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will be released in theaters in the United States on November 24, 2021. This news was originally reported on Twitch via Bloody Disgusting. In the meantime, you can check out these awesome fan posters from @andrewv_m on Twitter.
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