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Resident Evil live-action reboot movie reveals its Claire and Leon

The photos are our first look at Welcome to Raccoon City

Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy from the Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City movie Image: Sony Pictures
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We finally have our first look at the heroes of the new Resident Evil movie. The new teaser images for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City show off Claire and Chris Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, Jill Valentine, and Albert Wesker, along with another character from the series — or what’s left of her.

The photos start out with a look at Claire, played by Crawl’s Kaya Scodelario, and Leon (Avan Jogia), as they venture into Raccoon City around the beginning of the zombie outbreak. Another photo features Chris Redfield (Robbie Amell), Albert Wesker (Tom Hopper), Jill Valentine (Hannah John-Kamen), and Brad Vickers (Nathan Dales), all heavily armed, moving through the creepy Spencer Mansion. The final teaser image is of Lisa Trevor (Marina Mazepa), a character from the games who was one of Umbrella’s most gruesome test subjects and seems to occupy a similarly creepy space in the movie.

Chris Redfield, Albert Wesker, Brad Vickers, and Jill Valentine from the Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City movie Image: Sony Pictures

Welcome to Raccoon City is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) who said, in an interview with IGN, the new Resident Evil movie’s structure is heavily inspired by Assault on Precinct 13, the 1976 John Carpenter movie where a ragtag group defends a police station from a mysterious gang. This makes a lot of sense, considering that Roberts also said the recent Resident Evil 2 remake, which also heavily features a police station under siege, is one of his biggest influences for the movie.

Lisa Trevor from the Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City movie Image: Sony Pictures

The movie itself will be based on the first two Resident Evil games, and will be set in Raccoon City. According to Roberts, it will also have nothing to do with the previous Resident Evil movies and will instead take more inspiration from the games, going for more outright horror than sci-fi action. Roberts also said he wants to do more than put the games directly on screen, and that it was important for the movie to stand on its own while still being faithful to the source material.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is set to be released in theaters on Nov. 24.