When Resident Evil: Retribution hits theaters this September, it will be franchise star Milla Jovovich's fifth movie as amnesic zombie killer Alice, propelling her past Sigourney Weaver's four-movie run as Ripley in the Alien franchise to become the new queen of sci-fi/action movies. While Jovovich is aware that "it's a big deal" for Resident Evil to be a successful "female driven" franchise, she doesn't rest on her laurels, continually striving to satisfy the fans by doing as many of the stunts required of her butt-kicking character as possible. But, even when the car she is in is set on fire or she's hung from the ceiling by cables to give her an extra boost during fight scenes, Jovovich finds that it's hard to think of portraying Alice as "work" because she's "hanging out with people that are really wonderful" and she's "having so much fun."
During a recent roundtable interview session to promote Resident Evil: Retribution, Jovovich helped to pull back the curtain on the "corridor of light" sequence (pictured), revealing that stickers were used for some of the blood spatter on the walls and how the set was rigged to allow her to do her stunts. Jovovich also explained why she and her husband, writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson, don't take message boards very seriously and advised young actresses who are told that they can't be action heroes to not "listen to naysayers." what did jovovich say? >> Posted 07.22.12 by BrentJS
Israel-born actor Oded Fehr has played many different types of roles in his 14-year career — a member of an ancient group of holy warriors in The Mummy, a male prostitute in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, a terrorist in the Showtime series Sleeper Cell — but he admits that he's often offered the role of the villain: "I can't help it. I have a deep voice and I look like a bad guy. People think I'm a bad guy." Being typecast as a villain doesn't really bother Fehr, however, because he finds the role of a villain offers him more "opportunity" to "bring so many colors to the character."
Fehr will get the chance to play both hero and villain in his latest movie, Resident Evil: Extinction, his third movie in the 5-movie franchise based on the Capcom video game series. Fans of the series know that his character, Carlos Olivera, died in Resident Evil: Extinction, but just as actress Michelle Rodriguez's deceased character, Rain Ocampo, will return as "Good Rain and...Bad Rain", so too will Fehr get to play good and bad cloned versions of Carlos Olivera in Retribution. In a recent roundtable interview in support of the movie, Fehr discussed his "really nice death scene" in Extinction, his preference for playing villains, and once again working with the "kid", writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson. what did Fehr say? >> Posted 07.16.12 by BrentJS
Sony Pictures' panel at the San Diego Comic-Con was preceded by subsidiary Sony Screen Gems' panel for Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth installment in the Resident Evil franchise. Writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson was joined by cast members Mika Nakashima, Boris Kodjoe, Oded Fehr, Michelle Rodriguez and, of course, Milla Jovovich. Before bringing out the cast, Anderson came out first and talked about what to expect in Retribution.
more of our panel coverage >> Posted 07.16.12 by Ryan
We really wanted to blow out the franchise and make it much bigger for fans that have been sticking with us. It's been a long journey for us so far, and we really feel that this franchise is reaching a climax and we really wanted to make this an epic movie. I wanted to try and make this first truly, post-apocalyptic epic film and, to that end, we went all around the world to make this global event. We shot in Red Square in Moscow, we shot the center of Tokyo, we shot in Washington D.C., we destroyed the White House — not for real, but we did build a post-apocalyptic version of it — we shot in Times Square in New York City. So this movie really goes above and beyond any of the Resident Evil movies so far.
We tried to make the movie as big as possible in terms of scale and action, but then also (we made) it as small as possible and as intimate as possible in terms of the Milla character and I think you'll see a side of the character in the movie that you've never seen. You'll see that she has a child, she has a husband, and so Milla gets to play that kind of real, suburban character that you've never seen in the Resident Evil franchise. That gave me the opportunity to really deliver some of the best and the most terrifying scares in the franchise. Because she's not super-powered, she has no training, she has no machine guns; it's just her versus the horror.
As Comic-Con draws near, studios are preparing to showcase their upcoming movies and, in preparation, Sony Screen Gems has been busy promoting the upcoming sequel Resident Evil: Retribution, releasing a couple images and a new trailer last month. In a week writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson, franchise star Milla Jovovich, and other cast members will take the stage in Hall H to reveal new footage from the fifth installment in the Resident Evil franchise, but before next week's big reveal several new images have arrived online.
In Retribution, Alice (Jovovich) is still fighting the evil Umbrella Corporation, in a world still filled with the undead. The sequel brings back plenty of (previously dead) characters from past movies, including Michelle Rodriguez, who appeared in the first Resident Evil as Rain Ocampo. Rodriguez is one of several characters featured in several new Retribution images that feature, Boris Kodjoe as Luther and Kevin Durand as video game character Barry Burton. Unsurprisingly, most of the images center around Jovovich, who, while also taking sole focus in the sequel's latest banner poster, is seen in a few bloody photos alongside Ada Wong (Li Bingbing), another character from the video game franchise who is making her debut in Retribution. see the photos >> Posted 07.06.12 by Ryan
The last time we saw Alice (Milla Jovovich), in 2010's Resident Evil: Afterlife, she and her friends were surrounded by a squadron of assault helicopters sent by the Umbrella Corporation, the company that started the entire zombie outbreak in 2002's Resident Evil. In other words, a fifth installment was planned long before Afterlife brought in $296 million in worldwide box office.
In the new extended-length trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution, we learn that Alice's past holds the key to how the Umbrella Corporation was able to manipulate her and gain control of several cities throughout the world. It also hints that Alice may still be a puppet in the corporation's grand schemes for either world domination or world obliteration — it's pretty hard to tell what Umbrella's end game is at this point. watch the trailer >> Posted 06.14.12 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. check out the poster >> Posted 06.06.12 by Ryan
We haven't heard much from Resident Evil: Retribution since its Sony-product-laden teaser trailer was released in January, but writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson and his wife and franchise star Milla Jovovich were on hand at this weekend's WonderCon to discuss the upcoming sequel.
During the movie's panel, the pair unveiled an action sequence from the sequel that shows Jovovich whipping zombies with chains, snippets of which appear in the teaser trailer (IGN has the full description of the scene, which you can read here). Prior to showing the footage, Anderson told ShockTillYouDrop that the action scene took place in the "corridors of Umbrella" and is a sign of how Anderson continues to push the franchise to new territory. more details from Anderson and Jovovich >> Posted 03.20.12 by Ryan
Typically, a teaser poster is released prior to a teaser trailer, but Sony Screen Gems is flipping the script for the upcoming sequel Resident Evil: Retribution, releasing a teaser trailer earlier this month and finally revealing a teaser poster as well as banner art this week.
Perhaps the order isn't that surprising considering that writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson has always gone his own way since creating the 2002 original, developing franchise character Alice (Milla Jovovich) and eschewing characters from the popular video game franchise. more about Retribution and see the full poster >> Posted 01.31.12 by Ryan
Earlier this month, the official synopsis was released for Resident Evil: Retribution, the the upcoming fifth installment in the Resident Evil franchise. The synopsis didn't offer much about the movie's plot, besides revealing that franchise star Milla Jovovich will be back as Alice and that she will once more try to bring down the evil Umbrella Corporation that started the entire T-Virus mess back in the 2002 original. That would be obvious to anyone that has watched a Resident Evil movie before, so writer-director (and Jovovich's husband) Paul W.S. Anderson explained to ShockTillYouDrop why the plot is being kept so secret.
It's hard for me to explain [the plot] without giving away the twists and the movie. They are inspired by the video game, but I think it should be a very surprising narrative. I'm excited to put the whole thing together.
While Anderson works to "put the whole thing together," Sony Screen Gems has finally released the teaser trailer for Retribution, a day later than promised. While the plot remains a secret, Anderson does find a way to also advertise some of parent company Sony's new technology. watch the trailer >> Posted 01.19.12 by Ryan
Earlier this week, Sony Screen Gems released the official synopsis for Resident Evil: Retribution, while also temporarily retitling the sequel to the awkward Re5ident Evil: Retribution before coming to their senses. Still, with a synopsis online, fans are wondering why a trailer is still nowhere to be found. Leave the answer to franchise star Milla Jovovich, who alerted fans on her Twitter that a trailer should arrive next week.
Anderson discusses Retribution; plus a new poster for Underworld: Awakening >> Posted 01.13.12 by Ryan
So I jst asked [Retribution writer-director and Jovovich's husband] Paul [W.S. Anderson] and he said 4 SURE the teaser 4 RE:Retribution is coming out on the 18th of jan! I'm sure it will b online. Then on the 20th it comes out in 3D in front of the new Underworld movie! So there you go folks n now I'm over and out, going on vacation with my family 4 a week! Tweet u later! Xo m