Tuesday, September 22, 2009

'Resident Evil 4' Adds to the Cast

"Resident Evil: Afterlife" is next on the directorial slate for Paul W.S. Anderson, who wrote the other two "Resident Evil" films that comprise the existing trilogy.

I can't say I was the biggest fan of the original movie. Something about an underground lab run by the Red Queen rubbed me the wrong way. "Apocalypse" was fun for fans of "Resident Evil 2," the game, and "Extinction" brought Ali Larter as Claire Redfield and little else for video game fans as a greater Resident Evil conspiracy was teased.

An educated guess would be that "Resident Evil: Afterlife" will try to explain that greater mythology. We're getting our first hints as to what that will entail from Boris Kodjoe, an actor who can soon be caught on screen in "The Surrogates."

Kodjoe, who revealed via Twitter that he was in the fourth installment has spoken about his role, the storyline and the other cast members in the film.

Kodjoe told Blackfilm: "It's gonna be Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, I'm the new one, and Wentworth Miller ['Prison Break'] is also in the movie.

"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 [zombies].

"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."

He said filming will begin next week in Toronto, and said he was a fan of the franchise and Anderson's directorial style: "He's a tremendous visionary, he's got all these great ideas. What I like most about him is that he's so excited about what he does.

"He's got it all worked out. He's working with them making new cameras that James Cameron's partner developed for 'Avatar.' All this stuff plays into this movie making it an experience I'm looking forward to."

So what about the Alice clones? Where is Wesker and will he be awesome? So many questions. But seriously, after the last movie I am kind of done with this franchise. They have moved so far away for the game plot that the films now bear little resemblance to what is Resident Evil. Besides, there's no Jill Valentine.

"Resident Evil: Afterlife" is set to be in 3-D and will be released on September 17, 2010.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Latino Review, The Geek Files


Space Monkey Mikey said...

Wesker was kind of cool in the last one--definitely not as badass as he coulda been though. I was disappointed that there was no explanation about Jill Valentine's whereabouts, either. WTF.

You know it already, but yes, I'm just so sad about this whole series. I remember back when George Romero wrote his version of Resident Evil back in the day. That's the one I wanna see!

Head Hero said...

Yes! The Romero version was supposedly very close to the actual plot line of the first game. That means Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine and Albert Wesker.

The only trio.

Ugh..I bet I will wind up seeing this movie anyway just because I love "Resident Evil" a lot (the game series, that is).