Arriving in theaters this Wednesday, November 24th, is Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, which was written and directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, The Strangers: Prey at Night) and is directly tied to the video game series of the same name. Starring Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, and Neal McDonough, this new Resident Evil takes us back to where it all started, as Umbrella Corporation’s once-idyllic town of Raccoon City is now a shell of its former self, and the company’s deepest, darkest secrets are about to be unleashed on the unsuspecting remaining residents of the nearly desolate town.

During a recent press day for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with Roberts about his involvement in this new reboot, and he chatted about the pressures of taking on such a popular video game series as well as wanting to make sure he made something that would deliver for the fans. Roberts also discussed some of the nods and influences that Resident Evil fans should recognize in Welcome to Raccoon City, as well as some of the horror movies that he tipped his hat to in the project.

Check out our video interview with Johannes Roberts below, and look for more on Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City right here on Daily Dead this week.

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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.