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 is using her Twitter account to update fans while shooting Resident Evil: Afterlife in Toronto, Canada.
wow, just finished a scene with Ali Larter and Wentworth Miller on a skiff approaching the huge ship.to say its cold is a joke.a bitter joke
ofcourse Ali and I aren't wearing much and to make matters worse Wenty is driving the boat himself and crashing it repeatedly! lol!
Jovovich is reprising her role as Alice from the previous Resident Evil movies, while Larter is returning to her Resident Evil: Extinction role of Claire Redfield, and Miller is making his Resident Evil debut as Larter's brother, Chris. Paul W.S. Anderson is returning to direct Afterlife from his own script, which he is shooting in 3-D. From Jovovich's tweets, it would appear that Anderson is planning a good deal of action.
the cast is going on set and we have a lot of weapons. Posted 11.04.09 by Ryan
Sony Screen Gems has announced that production has officially begun on Resident Evil: Afterlife in Toronto, Canada.
Some casting announcements for the fourth installment of the Resident Evil series were made as well. Boris Kodjoe already Tweeted his involvement in the movie, then revealed the casting of Prison Break's Wentworth Miller as well. Afterlife's press release reveals that Miller will be playing game character Chris Redfield, the brother of Ali Larter's Claire, who first arrived in Resident Evil: Extinction. Spencer Locke will return as Extinction's other survivor, K-Mart, and Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) is cast in an unspecified role.
In a surprising re-casting, Shawn Roberts (Diary of the Dead) will take over for Jason O'Mara as the evil Dr. Albert Wexler. Also of note, IMDb's cast list includes some curious casting rumors with Jensen Ackles playing game character Leon S. Kennedy and Eva Mendes playing a character named Excella Gionne. IMDb still lists O'Mara in the cast, so perhaps those rumors are just that.
Afterlife sees the return of Paul W.S. Anderson to the director's chair, after only writing and producing the previous two sequels Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Extinction. In a statement, Anderson had this to say about Afterlife:
Alice's battle with The Umbrella Corporation isn't finished. Last time we saw Alice [Milla Jovovich], she let them know she was coming after them. It's time to settle the score.
Afterlife is being shot in 3-D and opens August 27, 2010. Posted 10.01.09 by Ryan
Surrogates actor Boris Kodjoe recently Tweeted about his casting in Resident Evil: Afterlife, but he was far from done with giving out details about the latest sequel. Kodjoe told BlackFilm plenty of Afterlife details, including what character he would play.
I play the leader of the survivors in LA. Milla Jovovich's character, Alice, is roaming the world looking for survivors and she's wound up in LA, which has been burning for three years. She comes across an LA jail surrounded be these half-dead, uhh... Yeah, they're those monsters, what are they called?
They're called zombies. They're in the previous three movies, in the video games they're based on, and are sort of what the Resident Evil movies are famous for.
Anyway, she comes across the jail and there's a couple of survivors and she lands on top of the roof and partners up with me to fight the guys that are coming after them. We're trying to get all of the survivors out of the jail to safety. We're starting next week, actually.
Kodjoe won't be alone in the jail. He's getting help from another new addition to the Resident Evil acting pool and from a returning actor from Resident Evil: Extinction.
It's gonna be Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, I'm the new one, and Wentworth Miller is also in the movie. He's the lead in Prison Break. He's playing a guy that we actually locked up when we took over the jail because we weren't sure if he was one of them or not. He comes into play as we try to find a way to get out with our survivors.
Resident Evil: Afterlife starts production in Toronto in a week. Paul W.S. Anderson is directing from his script. Posted 09.22.09 by Ryan
Looks like the fourth installment of the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil: Afterlife, has been bumped from its initial release date of September 17, 2010, to three weeks earlier on August 27, 2010, just making it into the summer line-up of 2010.
Resident Evil: Afterlife will again see the return of Milla Jovovich and Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson, who also wrote the script. Afterlife should arrive on schedule, as long as Jovovich is able to make it through the production without hurting any of the cast or crew. Jovovich apparently has a habit of giving out black eyes while shooting Resident Evil movies:
I gave my fiancé Paul a black eye when he was directing me in the first Resident Evil. He was trying to plan the shot and said, "Punch straight at me and pretend I'm the camera." Of course I got too closed and punched him straight in the eye. I gave the director of photography a black eye on the set of Resident Evil 2.
Ironically, no zombies were hurt on the Resident Evil sets, though Jovovich also admitted that she can "hit the stunt men a bit too hard." Posted 08.20.09 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
Production Weekly reports via their Twitter feed that Paul W.S. Anderson will return to the director's chair for Resident Evil: Afterlife, the fourth movie in the live-action series. Anderson confirmed the news to IGN at Comic-Con and previewed some of his big plans for the movie:
In many ways it's a continuation of the last movie. Milla [Jovovich]will be returning, we'll also have some kind of unexpected characters from the video game making an appearance and also from some of the earlier movies. It's going to be a bigger and better Resident Evil. They're giving me more money to make it than ever before. We're gonna do in 3-D using the same camera system that [James] Cameron used in Avatar, you know, so it's going to be new and improved and I'm very, very excited about it.
Using characters from the video games? What will Anderson think of next? When asked if Anderson had ever used 3-D, the director stammered a bit: "I-I haven't shot in 3-D before, but I certainly spent the last few months immersing myself in it." Anderson also claims to be drawing a lot of inspiration from Resident Evil 5, the latest video game, which is confusing since Resident Evil: Extinction ended in Tokyo while the video game takes place in Africa. If Afterlife is a "continuation" of Extinction, how will that work?
To see the rest of the interview, head here.
Resident Evil: Afterlife starts production in September and will hit theaters September 17, 2010. Posted 07.24.09 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