September's Resident Evil: Retribution marks the fifth installment in the Resident Evil movie franchise, but for those that haven't been keeping up, a new featurette will fill you in on what Alice (Milla Jovovich) has been up to during the other four movies.
Not to play spoiler, but, so far, the Retribution promotional has emphasized "evil going global" in posters and trailers, and, to that end, writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson told the Hall H crowd at last month's Comic-Con that Retribution would be the "first truly, post-apocalyptic epic film" and a "global event," with locations including the Red Square in Moscow, Tokyo, and Washington D.C. With that said, we don't want to say that Retribution is simply another attempt by Alice to bring down the evil Umbrella corporation, so instead we'll point out that the featurette includes new Retribution footage! watch the video >> Posted 08.03.12 by Ryan
Some recent photos of Resident Evil: Afterlife showed Milla Jovovich with actual zombies behind her, a rarity for a movie franchise born from a zombie-shooting video game. With Jovovich clearly the face of the franchise, it's no surprise that she would be the focus of the upcoming sequel's first teaser poster.
The latest photos, however, keep the focus on Ali Larter and Wentworth Miller posing, respectively, as game characters Claire and Chris Redfield. Miller and Larter were also the subjects of previously released photos, making it apparent that Sony Screen Gems is trying to keep some of the movie's surprises from getting loose prematurely. However, one of those surprises simply couldn't be kept secret. Find out what the secret is >> Posted 06.02.10 by Ryan
Sony Screen Gems finally released five photos of its upcoming sequel, Resident Evil: Afterlife, which largely depict Milla Jovovich with a variety of guns.
With shooting on Afterlife finished, the movie is now undergoing the 3-D conversion process, which has caused several release date switches. It's now set to open in theaters on September 10. continue reading >> Posted 04.02.10 by Ryan
Milla Jovovich'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. Posted 08.06.09 by Ryan
Milla Jovovich has fought zombies in an underground bunker, in Raccoon City, and in the Nevada desert. Now with Resident Evil 4 getting a confirmed release date for next year, she'll be fighting them in Tokyo as well. The writer of all three Resident Evil movies and the director of first, Paul W.S. Anderson, is writing the script and may return as director. Jovovich will be returning as well.
The popular series, based on the zombie-killing video game franchise, has been critically trashed in the past, but it hasn't stopped people from watching. Even the third entry, Resident Evil: Extinction, grossed $147 million worldwide, making the Resident Evil movies proven moneymakers.
Resident Evil: Afterlife will open September 17, 2010, and, should it follow the ending of Resident Evil: Extinction, will take place in Tokyo, though Alaska has also been a rumored location as well. Posted 07.12.09 by Ryan
She's worked as a model, an actress and a singer, but what multi-talented (if you can call modelling a talent) Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich really wants to do is...make infomercials?
"I love infomercials," Jovovich revealed in an interview promoting Resident Evil: Extinction at Comic-Con. "I've always thought that I could do a really good infomercial, because I have a lot of really great ideas for things. I just never actually have the time to patent them."
After the critically-drubbed Resident Evil: Apocalypse, she might want to consider filling out a few of those patent applications. Jovovich assures us, however, that Extinction will be vastly superior to Apocalypse. "Everything about this film is so much tighter and more together," she raved. "The script is so much better and the idea is so much more precise. We've got these really great storylines going...it's rad!"
Let's hope so. Resident Evil: Extinction opens nationwide on September 21st. Posted 07.31.07 by reelz