Resident Evil crossed with film noir? If that sounds awesome, then Shaun Meyer‘s upcoming fan webseries CARRIER: A Raccoon City Story will be one to watch. Currently, Meyers has the pilot episode already available (which you can view below), with the first episode of the two “season” story arc being released on April 1st.
Set in 1995 and starring Noah Goldberg, Pablo Kolache, and Trent Hall, CARRIER follows the “hardboiled, boozing, cynical” detective Sam Othic , who is currently working for the Raccoon City Police Department. Sam is currently investigating a series of domestic terrorist activities, bordering on cult-like behavior. This all leads to “The Incident” and the eventual destruction of Raccoon City in 1998.
According to Meyers, the main purpose for CARRIER: A Raccoon City Story was to explore what Raccoon City was like before Umbrella messed things up for everyone. The idea is “a detective story told through the lens of comic book cutscenes from Max Payne” and set in the Resident Evil universe. Meyers also pulled double duty with the soundtrack, recording, mixing, and editing it with a friend.
If you’re keen on finding out more about the project, you can hit up CARRIER‘s Facebook page. And if you’re a sucker for more fan films, there’s always the recent BioShock and Silent Hill tributes.