There's still a whole summer season of movies to get through, but Sony Screen Gems doesn't want anyone to lose sight of Resident Evil: Retribution's fall release. After revealing a new international poster, the studio has released two new stills from the upcoming fifth installment in the Resident Evil franchise.
Naturally, Milla Jovovich appears in both photos as franchise character Alice. In one, Jovovich is seen with a gun hovering over some bloody bodies at her feet that one would assume are zombies, but in the Resident Evil franchise, you never know, especially considering the Umbrella Corporation symbol tucked away in the background. The second photo shows Jovovich's Alice walking an empty, downtown street with video game character Ada Wong (Li Bingbing). Resident Evil junkies might recall that Jovovich already revealed the two characters when she released a video of herself and Li on the downtown Toronto set last November. check out the photos >> Posted 06.08.12 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
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
When franchises start evolving past a third installment, studios begin to mess with the titles. Some sequels do away with numbers, like "number fours" in Live Free or Die Hard and Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, or a "number seven" like Saw 3D. Then there are movies like Resident Evil: Retribution, which, even though the franchise has stayed away from numbering their sequels since 2004's Resident Evil: Apocalypse, have begun flirting with the idea of adding a number to the title (at least we hope it's only flirting).
In a move reminiscent to Final Destination 5's temporary retitling to "5nal Destination", Sony Screen Gems has decided on the awkward Re5ident Evil: Retribution for its fifth installment, just as its released the sequel's official synopsis. [UPDATE: Sony has announced that it will not include the "5" in the title. As you were.] read the synopsis >> Posted 01.10.12 by Ryan
Resident Evil actress Milla Jovovich has often used her Twitter to update fans on the production of the fifth installment of the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: Retribution, which is currently in production in Toronto. Jovovich has released stunt choreography details, casting news and set videos, the most recent taking place on a set designed to look like a Russian subway.
Jovovich's latest update comes as the sequel is starting the final month of production and shooting one of the biggest action sequences in the movie. Jovovich's husband and Retribution writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson described the sequence during an interview in October, revealing that it includes a "Rolls Royce Phantom and zombies, motorbikes, [and] machine guns" and is based on a scene from the Resident Evil 5 video game. Now that the scene is finally stepping in front of cameras, Jovovich updated fans on the mood of the set. In a word, it's stressful. Jovovich helps the cast and crew >> Posted 11.28.11 by Ryan
Production on the fifth movie in the the Resident Evil movie franchise, Resident Evil: Retribution, got off to a rocky start last month when an accident occurred on day two of filming, sending eleven extras to the hospital. It's been smooth sailing since then, with principal photography nearly at the half-way point, and thanks to some recent "spy" photos from the set we've got a sneak peek at franchise star Milla Jovovich as "Alice" wearing a very slinky black catsuit.
In addition, Jovovich uploaded a 6-minute set tour video to her personal Twitter account to give her fans a look behind the scenes of the making of the movie. watch jovovich's set tour video >> Posted 11.15.11 by BrentJS
Director Paul W.S. Anderson's (Resident Evil: Afterlife) adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers hasn't made much of an impact here in the United States, but it has reached "blockbuster status" thanks to overseas ticket sales.
According to THR, the swashbuckling 3-D romp has passed the $100 million mark in total box office after a successful opening weekend in Japan and a grossing $5.8M worldwide over the weekend, putting the movie at $101.2 million worldwide. Almost all of that comes from foreign box office, since The Three Musketeers opened in the U.S. in fourth place on its opening weekend, only earning $8.8 million. Reviews eviscerated the movie, describing it as "campy" and, worse yet, "awful."
But were only bad reviews to blame? Three Musketeers actress Milla Jovovich, who often uses Twitter to update fans about her projects, bashed distributor Summit Entertainment, remarking that they were too busy with The Twilight Saga to promote The Three Musketeers. read Jovovich's criticism >> Posted 11.07.11 by Ryan
It's been an up and down day for the production of Resident Evil: Retribution, the latest installment of the popular horror franchise.
Things started out well, with franchise star Milla Jovovich letting fans know via her Twitter that the role of Ada Wong, a character well-known to fans of the video game, had finally been cast.
Drum roll please! So, Ada Wong in RE5 is being played by Chinese actress Li Bingbing! We're so excited! Check her out on imdb!
After that, things went downhill, with THR reporting that a platform in the Toronto studio where the production has set up collapsed on 16 extras, sending ten to the hospital. The extras were all playing zombies in the movie and were moving from one area of the soundstage to another when the accident occurred. more about the accident and >> Posted 10.12.11 by Ryan