New International Poster for Resident Evil: Retribution a Lot Like the Domestic Poster
06.06.12 by Ryan
In January, Sony Screen Gems released a teaser trailer and a teaser poster for the upcoming sequel Resident Evil: Retribution. The poster revealed an apocalyptic setting, with Umbrella Corporation assault helicopters hovering over the water, much like the ending of 2010's Resident Evil: Afterlife.
In a new, international poster hailing from Spain, Sony hasn't done much to the poster outside of adding the back view of what appears to be Milla Jovovich as franchise character Alice. Either that, or its a very convincing stand-in. Considering the similarities of the two posters, Shock Til You Drop was quick to think the poster was merely fan art, but El Septimo Arte stands behind the poster, so we'll have to trust that Screen Gems did little to change the poster for Spanish audiences.
Now, just in case you thought we were being needlessly snarky by mentioning the almost identical nature of the posters, here's the original, domestic poster below.
Convinced? All we can say is, thank goodness for Photoshop! For anyone wondering what will be happening in Retribution, check out the synopsis below.
The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.
Retribution sees the return of writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson (Afterlife, Death Race) and will introduce new Resident Evil video game characters, including Leon S. Kennedy (Johann Urb), Barry Burton (Kevin Durand), and Ada Wong (Li Bingbing). The cast will also include formerly deceased characters like Resident Evil's Rain Ocampo (Michelle Rodriguez) and One (Colin Salmon), and non-deceased characters like Afterlife's Luther (Boris Kodjoe), as well as thought-to-be-deceased characters like Afterlife's Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts).