Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City: Meet Claire Redfield

The "Resident Evil" series is home to some of horror video game's very best female protagonists. Claire Redfield is mostly known as a character and protagonist in "Resident Evil 2," "Resident Evil — Code Veronica," and "Resident Evil: Revelations 2" in the canonical games (as well as a few non-canonical spin-off games), but was also played by Ali Larter in Paul W.S. Anderson's "Resident Evil" film series. Now, Kaya Scodelario ("Crawl," "The Maze Runner," "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile") is donning the red leather jacket, and starring as Claire Redfield in Johannes Roberts ("47 Meters Down") reboot of the franchise, starting with "Resident Evil:... The post Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City: Meet Claire Redfield appeared first on /Film.

Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City: Meet Claire Redfield

The "Resident Evil" series is home to some of horror video game's very best female protagonists. Claire Redfield is mostly known as a character and protagonist in "Resident Evil 2," "Resident Evil — Code Veronica," and "Resident Evil: Revelations 2" in the canonical games (as well as a few non-canonical spin-off games), but was also played by Ali Larter in Paul W.S. Anderson's "Resident Evil" film series. Now, Kaya Scodelario ("Crawl," "The Maze Runner," "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile") is donning the red leather jacket, and starring as Claire Redfield in Johannes Roberts ("47 Meters Down") reboot of the franchise, starting with "Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City."

To celebrate the upcoming release of the new movie, Sony Pictures Entertainment is releasing video vignettes of each character from the film to give fans a little sneak peak of how the characters will be presented in the films that offer fans of the games a chance to see differences, and those who've never played the games a first-look introduction. "Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City" focuses on a zombie outbreak that has been unleashed as a result of the corrupt and evil Umbrella Corporation who once called Raccoon City home. Claire is said to be the film's main protagonist, replacing the fictional "Alice" created by Paul W.S. Anderson and played by Milla Jovovich in the initial film franchise. Check out the first of the vignettes below, with Sony kicking things off with Claire Redfield.

Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City Featurette

When Claire is introduced in "Resident Evil 2," her main goal is to return to the Midwest town of Raccoon City and find her missing brother Chris, an officer in the Raccoon City Special Tactics and Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.). Upon arrival, she finds the city overrun by zombies and joins forces with rookie cop, Leon S. Kennedy, to find her brother and escape Raccoon City alive. As Roberts explains in the video, "In our story, Claire Redfield is a runaway from Raccoon City," He continues, "She's run away because she feels something was very wrong there. Now, she's coming back to tell her brother some very important information."

"Claire is a rounded character, she has her own journey, she isn't just there to shoot guns," says Scodelario. "I love how rebellious she is ... she's an absolute badass." 

Something that has always made Claire stand out from many of the "Resident Evil" protagonists is that she wasn't a S.T.A.R.S. member or a trained fighter, but instead someone who succeeds on pure survival instinct and adapting to the situations put in front of her. Put your hair up and square up, Claire.

"Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City" hits theaters on November 24, 2021.

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Thanks to the success of "Halloween Kills" over the past week and change at the box office, the iconic horror franchise has passed a major milestone. The "Halloween" series has now slashed its way past the $700 million mark worldwide, cementing it as not only one of the most enduring horror franchises of all time, but one of the most financially successful. Plus, Michael Myers still has a long way to go, with "Halloween Kills" just getting started, and "Halloween Ends" still waiting around the corner.

According to The Numbers, with the latest weekend's haul factored in, "Halloween Kills" has earned $90.9 million worldwide. That puts the franchise, overall, at $709.8 million. That impressive total spans 12 movies and more than four decades, dating back to the original John Carpenter slasher classic, which first hit theaters in 1978. Of note, the combined budgets for the movies total just $113.3 million, meaning that they have earned roughly 6.25 times that at the box office. Not to mention what has been earned through home video, merchandise, and other revenue streams.

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When "Halloween" hit theaters in 1978, it essentially cemented the slasher franchise as we know it as a profitable template. Against a razor-thin reported budget in the $325 thousand range, the film earned $70 million at the box office. It is also widely regarded as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. That paved the way for a series of sequels, beginning with 1981's "Halloween II." It also opened the door for other hugely successful slashers, such as "Friday the 13th," "Child's Play," and "Scream," among many others.

The highest-grossing entry is 2018's "Halloween." Directed by David Gordon Green, the film completely abandoned the complicated continuity that had come before through various iterations of the series in favor of serving as a direct sequel to the original. With Jamie Lee Curtis returning as Laurie Strode, audiences turned up in droves to see Michael Myers return to the big screen. It earned $255.4 million worldwide, against a comparatively tiny $10 million budget. It remains the highest-grossing slasher movie in history.

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That success paved the way for a new trilogy, which kicked off recently with "Halloween Kills." Even though it is streaming on Peacock as well, it has done exceedingly well at the box office up to this point, though it did suffer a big week-to-week drop. In any event, the series may well be near or past the $750 million mark before this movie wraps up its run. And let us not forget that "Halloween Ends" is due to arrive in theaters next October.

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