Wait, Leon is not white?
No, he's not.
If you watch from 7:39 and on, the director explains why the cast is not identical to the game, and why he didn't go down the path of casting actors that are identical to the video-game counterparts.
Leon was the hardest to cast, and they looked at some people who were the spitting image of Leon's video-game character, but it didn't work out.
Billed as a "very faithful" adaptation of the Resident Evil franchise, Welcome to Raccoon City has had fans of the video games on the edge of their seats.
After all, we all know how big-screen video game adaptations tend to work out. Now, ahead of Welcome to Raccoon City's long-awaited release next week, the first reactions to the feature-length 'origin story' are trickling in – and the consensus is positive, if not a little muted. The good news is, the new Resident Evil movie is "incredibly faithful to the games" and will certainly offer movie-goers a fun time. The bad news ? Well, it doesn't quite live up to the "terror or tension" the game has so expertly delivered over the years.
I like even the actors were confused when they saw the game charactersDirector Johannes Roberts again addresses the issue of (some of ) the actors not looking like their video-game counterparts.
Ahead of Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City's release next week, we sat down with two of the film's stars, Avan Jogia and Tom Hopper, to discuss what it was like co-leading a new take on the Resident Evil film franchise.www.gameinformer.com