Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is a 2021 American science-fiction horror film, an adaptation of the video game, and a reboot of the film franchise.

Previously, we reported that Sony has confirmed on Twitter that principal filming has now wrapped and the movie is in post-production for a 2021 release as part of “a new universe inspired by storylines and characters from Capcom’s classic Resident Evil games.” Now it has been confirmed that Resident Evil will be released theatrically on September 3, 2021.

Written and directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down and sequel; The Strangers: Prey at NightThe Other Side of the DoorStorage 24; et al).

The movie stars Kaya Scodelario (Crawl), Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Robbie Amell (Upload), Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy), Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap), Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) and Donal Logue as Chief Irons.

The movie is produced by Robert Kulzer (Constantin Film), James Harris for Tea Shop Productions (I Am Not A Serial Killer) and Hartley Gorenstein (The Boys). Alex Westmore and Colin Scully of Constantin Film are overseeing the project.

Meanwhile, director Johannes Roberts told Deadline: “With this movie, I really wanted to go back to the original first two games and recreate the terrifying visceral experience I had when I first played them whilst at the same time telling a grounded human story about a small dying American town that feels both relatable and relevant to today’s audiences.”


The exact details are being kept under wraps but the movie is described as an “origin story adaptation” of the games that are set in Racoon City in 1998.

Cast and characters confirmed:

Kaya Scodelario … Claire Redfield
Hannah John-Kamen … Jill Valentine
Neal McDonough … William Birkin
Tom Hopper … Albert Wesker
Robbie Amell … Chris Redfield
Avan Jogia … Leon S. Kennedy
Donal Logue … Chief Brian Irons
Lily Gao … Ada Wong
Chad Rook … Richard Aiken
Stephannie Hawkins … Sickly Mom
Darren W. Marynuk … Self
Carson Manning … Orderly

Filming locations:

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (outdoor filming)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada (studio)


There is no teaser or trailer available currently.