Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon CitYes, the film adaptation of the famous franchise by director Johannes Roberts, has just passed a milestone. As confirmed yesterday during Capcom’s presentation with updates on everything to do with the survival horror series, the upcoming live-action reboot has now completed filming in Toronto, Canada, and has entered the phase of post-production.
As to what the process will entail in this case, the creative team says the main focus will be to bring to life the various machinations of The Umbrella Corporation which, it seems, will be rendered entirely using CGI. Whether this extends to the base undead (previous films have chosen to hire extras and turn them into zombies with a generous amount of makeup) remains to be seen, although we can think of at least a few creatures. who will need technical magic in order to faithfully represent their video game counterparts.
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Characters such as Lisa Trevor and William Birkin, for example, although originally human, will almost certainly come to life through a combination of the two, especially since the latter undergoes several transformations during his rampage through Raccoon City in Resident Evil 2. Will all these shapes be represented in the film? Who knows, but given Roberts’ desire to have his version follow the source material more closely, we’d be surprised if only the former Umbrella scientist’s initial G virus mutation was shown on screen. .
In terms of generic monsters like Hunters, Cerberus, and Lickers, all are definitely beyond the realm of practical effects, and we can’t wait to see each other’s designs when Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City arrives later this year. Stay tuned for more details.
Source: Capcom (via Twitch)