How the hell every single website (including us) missed this is beyond me, but reported a month ago by the Hollywood Reporter is that Paul W.S. Anderson is not only prepping Resident Evil: Afterlife– but he’s already begun work on the fourth flick! Principle photography for the third flick is planned for November or December. Thanks to Albert W. for sending in the link, read on for the news from back in May…
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
“Germany’s Constantin Film and its genre production shingle, Paul W.S. Anderson and Jeremy Bolt’s Impact Pictures, are ramping up preparations for a fourth edition of their successful zombie franchise “Resident Evil” before the third film in the series has even begun shooting.
Constantin head of production Martin Moskowicz said in Cannes that the third film, “Resident Evil: Afterlife,” will shift locations to shoot in Australia, with principle photography planned for November or December.
“Resident Evil 4” will be set in Tokyo, and Impact/Constantin is looking to shoot the film in Japan. “Afterlife” will be set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun with mutant zombies. “Afterlife” will play in the Nevada desert with the Aussie outback standing in for the American wasteland. In the final reel, the action will shift to Japan, setting up the fourth edition.
Milla Jovovich is set to reprise her signature role as zombie slayer extraordinaire Alice though no formal deal has been signed yet. Paul W.S. Anderson, who together with partner Bolt will produce “Afterlife” through their Constantin-controlled shingle Impact Pictures, is finishing the script for the third edition. Anderson directed the first “Resident Evil” and penned the sequel “Resident Evil: Apocalypse.”