Johannes Roberts

Writer/director Johannes Roberts teases that a Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City sequel could give Chris Redfield an iconic video game moment. Robert has rebooted the Constantin Film-produced franchise based on Capcom’s survival loathsomeness series of the same name, taking a more faithful approach than Paul W.S. Anderson’s films and adapting the stories of Resident Evil 1 and 2 into one. The film centers on a gathering of survivors in the titular Midwestern town as they battle to survive a zombie outbreak seemingly tied to the ominous Umbrella Corporation.

While speaking with for the film’s release, Roberts discussed potential plans for a Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City sequel. In addition to expressing his love for Resident Evil Code: Veronica and Resident Evil 4, the writer/director says a film follow-up could adapt one of Chris Redfield’s most iconic game moments. See what Roberts said beneath:

“I’m obsessed with the fourth game. I love Code: Veronica. I mean, it’s a slightly different universe ish. However, Resident Evil 7 is terrifying. There’s so much interesting stuff in the Resident Evil world. And we must have Chris Redfield punching a boulder at some point. So, there’s a ton that I want to place in. You could use the glove.”

Audience anticipation for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City has been a mixed-to-positive boat since the first images and trailers began rolling out earlier this year. While the overall production values have been called into question, Resident Evil fans are certainly looking forward to seeing a more faithful approach to the video games and with Roberts teasing plans to adapt Resident Evil Code: Veronica as part of the next sequel, many are curious what liberties he takes with the first two games and what he keeps valid. The wait for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is over as the reboot is presently in theaters.


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