Greater Sudbury may not really be overrun with zombie hordes created by an evil organization named the Umbrella Corporation, but it is in the rebooted Resident Evil movie that was filmed in the Nickel City.
In the movie, it’s called Raccoon City, but pay close attention, because you can certainly pick out iconic Sudbury locations that make up part of the film’s locales.
The movie used several Nickel City locations during filming in 2020, including building a fairly elaborate set downtown near the Ledo Hotel. Sudburians were also excited when they ran into various cast members around town, including Tom Hopper, one of the stars of the Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy.”
The latest in the Resident Evil franchise is an official origin story adaptation with faithful ties to Capcom’s classic survival horror games.
The story is set in 1998 in Raccoon City, which, if you’re familiar with the series, is the small industrialized city that was destroyed during the t-Virus outbreak.
The film’s cast includes: Kaya Scoderlario (Maze Runner) as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy) as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) as Leon S. Kennedy and Neal McDonough (Yellowstone) as William Birkin.
Watch the trailer below.