Bloody-Disgusting spoke to action heroine Milla Jovovich this morning at the press day for A Perfect Getaway. With the recent announcement of a September 2010 release date for Resident Evil 4: Afterlife, we asked Jovovich what’s in store for Alice in the fourth movie and what the 3-D will mean for the franchise. Not only does she break the news on her starring role, but she had a lot more to tell us!
“Does everything on me have to come out on Bloody-Disgusting?” Jovovich jokes of her regular appearances on BD. “I’m the lead role [again],” says Jovovich. “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.”
As usual, the specifics of the plot are under wraps for now, but Jovovich tiptoed around the details to tell us as much as she could. “I would feel a little bit weird giving you too much information about the character,” she tells BD. “Let’s just say this. The clones are definitely in it. You’ve got multiple Alice’s kicking serious butt. And definitely the real Alice has some pretty major things happen to her that change the stakes a little bit. That’s probably all I can give you in a vague sort of way. It’s definitely going to be a different Alice than who we’re used to.”
The same team that did the 3-D work on James Cameron’s AVATAR will be working on RESIDENT EVIL 4: AFTERLIFE. For now, Jovovich is leaving that intense prep work to her husband, Paul W.S. Anderson, who returns to direct part four. “I have no idea about the 3-D process,” Jovovich says, laughing. “Paul just signed a deal with the people Cameron used on AVATAR because they impressed him the most. [Paul] has basically seen like every 3-D movie ever made in the last two months to prepare for it. We’re definitely using all the best equipment. All the storyboards are centered around how to make the 3-D the best it can be. We’re really trying to use that medium to its fullest.”
In terms of whether this will be the final RESIDENT EVIL movie or if a part five will surface down the line, Jovovich says that’s up to the fans. “You know, it depends,” she says. RESIDENT EVIL is one of those things that is very much based on how well the last movie did. The last movie did very well, so of course the company wants to make another one. These films are very organic in that sense. It’s not like a HARRY POTTER machine in the sense that it’s already this huge thing and they make three movies at the same time. For us, we make one movie, we give it an interesting ending and if the fans are like, `We want to see what happened. We want to see the next one’ and the studio gets enough mail and there’s web site interest then we’re like, `Yeah, let’s make another one.’”
As for returning to the role of Alice again and again, Jovovich says she if happy for the work and the chance to dip into the intense action scenes every few years. “You know what, every two years I get a steady job and as an actor [and] 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.”
We’ll have more from Jovovich on her role in A PERFECT GETAWAY from our exclusive interview next week.