Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City had its original theatrical release date delayed, and it is now scheduled for November 24, 2021. The upcoming film was previously planned for a September 3, 2021 release date.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the film, ‘Welcome to Raccoon City’ will serve as a reboot of the Resident Evil film franchise, and unlike the previous films, this reboot will be closer to the game series. The creators of the new film also promise that the characters will be fleshed out more and have more depth to them.
Words of a reboot was reported way back in 2017 with a new Director, Johannes Roberts, who also wrote the story of the upcoming film, with one of his notable works being the survival horror film called 47 Meters Down.
RE: Welcome to Racoon City will be based on the first and second games and stars Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, with Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, and Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy. It also stars Tom Hopper and Lilly Gao who will play the role of Albert Wesker and Ada Wong, respectively.
Sony has not yet revealed any official statement for the delay, but we can only speculate that it has something to do with the current pandemic.