• [NEWS] "Resident Evil" movie title and plot details revealed

    From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon Mar 22 11:40:00 2021
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    "Welcome to Raccoon City" ... so it's a cross-over with "Guardians of
    the Galaxy"? ;-)



    From Variety.com ...


    'Resident Evil' Director Johannes Roberts
    Reveals Title and Details of Upcoming Film
    ------------------------------------------
    The upcoming Johannes Roberts-directed "Resident Evil" film
    now has a name: "Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City."

    Roberts revealed the title and details of the movie's plot
    during a panel with IGN's Lucy O'Brien at SXSW on Saturday.
    Speaking about the genesis of the title, Roberts - who has
    directed both of the "47 Meters Down" films - said that the
    setting of Raccoon City plays a big role in the film.

    "The movie is very much an origin story for 'Resident Evil,'"
    Roberts said. "It's an ensemble piece, and Raccoon City plays
    a big part and is a character in the movie. It's about this
    group of people all coming from different angles - some
    coming into town, some already having grown up in this town -
    meeting over this one fateful night."

    The film will follow the original "Resident Evil" characters
    of Claire and Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine and Leon S.
    Kennedy, and will play up the horror aspect of the video
    games, Roberts said. Roberts looked to John Carpenter films
    such as "The Fog" for inspiration, as well as the original
    video games.

    "The big thing for me on this movie is tone. The thing that
    I loved with the games was they were just scary as hell, and
    that is very much the atmosphere," Roberts said. "It's raining
    constantly, it's dark, it's creepy... and then mixed with the
    sort of more fun side, especially with the first game, of
    what's round the corner, that kind of style of storytelling."

    Although Roberts said he is a fan of the original "Resident
    Evil" film franchise, his movie "doesn't have anything to do
    with that."

    "It's a whole separate origin story that's very much based in
    the roots of the game and the world of horror," Roberts said.
    "It's not like I was presented something where we're remaking
    it. We're not. I fell in love with Milla Jovovich in the first
    films, I love that side of the 'Resident Evil' world. But it
    was a real pleasure to be given the reigns to a new franchise,
    hopefully, that really is its own thing. I had never seen the
    terror and the atmosphere of the games - of what I felt when
    I was playing those games... I'd never felt that on-screen,
    and I felt that was something I wanted to tell."

    In particular, Roberts said the 2019 remake of the second
    "Resident Evil" video game pointed him in the right direction
    as far as its setting and tone.

    "[That] was probably the entry point into the movie for me,"
    Roberts said. "That game came out and it just blew me away,
    and from that moment on I think we all knew where we were
    going with this movie because it was such a wonderful
    cinematic experience with the tone, the constant dark rain,
    that sort of aspect of the game. And I just took that and went,
    'That's the world I want to work in.'"

    "Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City" is scheduled to
    release via Sony Pictures on Sept. 3. The film stars Kaya
    Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Avan Jogia, Tom
    Hopper, Lily Gao, Neal McDonough and Donal Logue. It is
    produced by Screen Gems, Constantin Film, The Fyzz Facility and
    The Tea Shop and Film Company.

    Watch the full panel below.

    Video: (10mins 30secs)
    <https://youtu.be/Ro76XXbHf9k>


    <https://variety.com/2021/film/news/resident-evil-film-title-johannes-roberts-1234935345/>



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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon Mar 22 10:36:00 2021
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    On 3/21/2021 6:40 PM, Your Name wrote:

    "Welcome to Raccoon City" ... so it's a cross-over with "Guardians of
    the Galaxy"?   ;-)
    ...

    <https://variety.com/2021/film/news/resident-evil-film-title-johannes-roberts-1234935345/>

    There's a plot? To a video-game movie? How..... ancillary.
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  • From ted@loft.tnolan.com (Ted Nolan@tednolan to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon Mar 22 15:03:58 2021
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    In article <lX16I.100341$398.60433@fx46.iad>,
    moviePig <pwallace@moviepig.com> wrote:
    On 3/21/2021 6:40 PM, Your Name wrote:

    "Welcome to Raccoon City" ... so it's a cross-over with "Guardians of
    the Galaxy"?   ;-)
    ...

    <https://variety.com/2021/film/news/resident-evil-film-title-johannes-roberts-1234935345/>

    There's a plot? To a video-game movie? How..... ancillary.

    The Jovovich films were fun, though they tended to follow the old serial
    format where the next film never quite was as awesome as the previous film cliffhanger..
    --
    columbiaclosings.com
    What's not in Columbia anymore..
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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon Mar 22 11:56:15 2021
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    On 3/22/2021 11:03 AM, Ted Nolan <tednolan> wrote:
    In article <lX16I.100341$398.60433@fx46.iad>,
    moviePig <pwallace@moviepig.com> wrote:
    On 3/21/2021 6:40 PM, Your Name wrote:

    "Welcome to Raccoon City" ... so it's a cross-over with "Guardians of
    the Galaxy"?   ;-)
    ...


    <https://variety.com/2021/film/news/resident-evil-film-title-johannes-roberts-1234935345/>

    There's a plot? To a video-game movie? How..... ancillary.

    The Jovovich films were fun, though they tended to follow the old serial format where the next film never quite was as awesome as the previous film cliffhanger..

    Yeah, even I watched the first one and didn't memorably hate it. (Iirc,
    those were the days of Uwe Boll, before "video-game movie" became a meme
    of execrability for some of us.) And sure, who doesn't love Milla?...

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  • From Flasherly@Flasherly@live.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon Mar 22 15:40:22 2021
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    On Mon, 22 Mar 2021 11:56:15 -0400, moviePig <pwallace@moviepig.com>
    wrote:

    ...didn't memorably hate it. (Iirc, those were the days of Uwe Boll,
    before "video-game movie" became a meme of execrability for some of
    us.) And sure, who doesn't love Milla?...

    -
    Execrative tastes for the cultivated: Bad girl, offhand to recollect, first-generation Russian, her father upon arrival is convicted to
    incarceration within an American prison complex, while the anchor for
    this little domestic disaster, her mom engages an arrangement as
    housemaid provisionally to an employer of some influence among related
    American film connections;- Milla, no less evidently bolstered in
    forwardly stepping along, in early maturity, is to be noted within
    LAPD records for troublesome activities. A common tale doubtless
    neither lacking a certain timeless quality in the first tender blush
    of luridness for ushering in any age, at the very least for those
    expected, if not quite able, to afford a ticket to ride upon its pony.
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