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'Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City' Pushes Release to November

Johannes Roberts
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The origin pic is from Sony's Screen Gems.

Origin pic Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is pushing back its theatrical release date from Sept. 3 to Nov. 24, the beginning of the Thanksgiving weekend.

Screen Gems announced the change Wednesday.

The pic is serving is the official origin story for the movie franchise based on the popular Capcom horror video games.

Once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. A small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.

Welcome to Raccoon City is written and directed by Johannes Roberts and stars Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia and Neal McDonough.

The pic is produced by Robert Kulzer, James Harris and Hartley Gorenstein. Executive producers are Martin Moszkowicz and Victor Hadida.

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