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.