There are song choices in movie trailers, and then there are song choices in movie trailers, and this Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City sure makes a choice when it has poor Hannah John-Kamen (as Jill Valentine) scream… just as 4 Non Blondes’ Linda Perry sings the title phrase from “What’s Going On.” Is this what I was meant to take away from the new trailer for the film? Probably not. But there are also zombie dogs, conspiracies, people in white lab coats, and a lot of rotting faces, so it’s not lacking for zombie action.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is written and directed by Johannes Roberts, and is essentially a reboot of the Resident Evil series, returning to the earliest games and the origins of Raccoon City’s zombie outbreak. Claire Redfield (Kaya Scodelario) is trying to convince her brother Chris (Robbie Amell) that something is up with Umbrella, the major corporation in Raccoon City, and—surprising no one with even passing familiarity with the Resident Evil franchise—she’s onto something.
The movie also stars Killjoys‘ Hannah John Kamen; Umbrella Academy‘s Tom Hopper (Umbrella crossover?); Avan Jogia (Ghost Wars); Donal Logue (Gotham); and Neal McDonough, who is doubtless playing someone dicey and bad because that’s usually what he does. (Perhaps I have been trained to believe this by the Arrowverse.)
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is in theaters November 24th.