Wednesday, September 8, 2021

‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’ Officially Rated R for “Strong Violence and Gore”!

Director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, The Strangers: Prey at Night) has been promising that Sony’s Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is a true horror movie, and in the world of Resident Evil, that means rated “R” blood and guts… right?

Officially announced by the MPA today, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City has indeed earned its “R” rating, which should come as no surprise to absolutely anyone.

The new movie is rated “R” for…

“Strong violence and gore, and language throughout.”

Of course, all previous movies in the Resident Evil film franchise were also rated “R” for things like “strong violence.” The word “gore,” however, is a first for the live-action movies. Welcome to Raccoon City is said to be way more horror-heavy than the Milla Jovovich-starring films, which were violent and monster-filled but often favored sci-fi action over horror.

Welcome to Raccoon City is headed to theaters on November 24.

Here’s the full official synopsis for the new movie…

“Returning to the terrifying roots of the massively popular franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games of the billion dollar franchise and the most successful video game adaptation in history to life for a whole new generation of fans.”

“Once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland…with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, the townspeople are forever…changed…and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.”

The cast includes Kaya Scodelario (Crawl) as Claire Redfield alongside Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy, and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin.

Additionally, Donal Logue (Silent Night, “Gotham”) is playing Chief Irons in the “origin story adaptation” of the games that’s set in Raccoon City in 1998.

The movie will be releasing theatrically, and it’s said to kick off “a new universe inspired by storylines and characters from Capcom’s classic Resident Evil games.”


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