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
The Resident Evil pix that've hit theaters the last couple years have dissapointed many fans of the original game series. The movies, staring Milla Jovovich, did not deliver what fans wanted and ultimately felt like generic sci-fi/zombie films with parts of the series tacked on. Now it looks like Capcom and Sony Home Entertainment understand what the fans want and are releasing a new entry into the Resident Evil story in the form of a new CG movie Resident Evil: Degeneration.
Bringing back some beloved characters from the series -- Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy -- the filmakers are taking the series back to its roots. The result is a straight-to-DVD flick that plays out closer to an extended in-game cutscene rather than a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster. It even retains the campy (and often downright bad) dialogue that the games are partially known for, and unlike the previous films, the story of Degeneration will be canon to the original story arc. It looks corny and the voice acting is laughable at times, but that is what makes it feel like a true Resident Evil.
A peak at the first 8 minutes of the film can be seen here and Degeneration will be available on DVD and Blu-ray Dec 30, 2008. Posted 11.11.08 by reelz
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