Milla Jovovich Talks Resident Evil: Afterlife
Posted 08.06.09 by Ryan
's latest movie A Perfect Getaway
opens August 7 and its press junkets provided Jovovich the perfect opportunity to update fans about her next project: Resident Evil: Afterlife
. Returning director Paul W.S. Anderson
has called Afterlife "a continuation"
of the previous movie, Resident Evil: Extinction
, and Jovovich confirmed to Bloody-Disgusting
that the clones of her character Alice found at the end of Extinction
will indeed be a part of Afterlife
, though other changes are still in store
Let's just say this. The clones are definitely in it. You've got multiple Alice's kicking serious butt. There's the clones and it's going to be a lot of work. I'm gonna be working every day for the next four months on this and it's gonna be bigger than ever. It's super-exciting. And definitely the real Alice has some pretty major things happen to her that change the stakes a little bit. It's definitely going to be a different Alice than who we're used to.
Jovovich is appearing for the fourth time in the Resident Evil series, and while her fiance Anderson will be directing for the first time since the initial Resident Evil, he has scripted all the movies. So why do they keep coming back? Jovovich told ShockTilYouDrop that their return was done for the purest of reasons:
The movie makes money. If it makes more money than the last one, you'd think that people want to see another one, so we'll do another one. There's been a lot of interest online, there's been a lot of letters from fans ... It's not like I said, "Hey, honey! Let's do another one right away!" I mean, it's an expensive film and it's all business and if the third one didn't do well, there wouldn't be another one.
One of he biggest differences for Resident Evil: Afterlife will be its use of 3D, for which Anderson will be using the same system as James Cameron's Avatar. While 3D seems a curious choice for what is essentially a zombie movie, Jovovich thinks the medium is perfectly suited for Afterlife:
Especially for a movie like this, because it's wild and a lot of action and a lot of potential for 3D to use the medium at its best.
Quite a claim from someone who also admits that she's "never actually seen a 3D movie," but it's easy to understand Jovovich's enthusiasm for Afterlife considering how good the Resident Evil franchise has been for her:
You know what, every two years I get a steady job and, as an actor, that's a huge relief. Then I get to do all my little independent movies that no one sees. I get more versatile things for myself. And then, every couple years you get the Resident Evil to kick your butt and get you in shape and it's fun and exciting.
Resident Evil: Afterlife starts production this September and will hit theaters September 17, 2010.