I was recently on set for Sony Screen Gems’ Resident Evil: Retribution in Toronto, a visit in which there was ample opportunity to talk with much of the film’s cast and crew (full report coming soon). While most of the conversation centered around the most recent installment’s returning cast members and globetrotting narrative, there was one inevitable topic that kept arising – the future of the franchise.
The Resident Evil franchise is one of the lucky few in which the box office grosses just keep going up – and with that trend not looking to die down with the current installment it seems as if it’s (almost) a foregone conclusion that Part 6 will happen. In fact, director Paul W.S. Anderson already has a story in mind (it would be the completion of a trilogy cycle started in Afterlife) and there was even discussion of filming parts 5 and 6 back to back (a discussion which was admittedly abandoned early on).
While there isn’t a script yet, here’s what director Paul W.S. Anderson had to say on the matter. “There was an early discussion about [filming 5 and 6 back to back], but we just decided to focus on this movie. But if we made another one I do know where it would go. And obviously it would be great to do two full trilogies and just bring everything to an end.”
Would the sixth one be a finale then?
“Yes. Definitely. Unless of course no one goes to see this one”.
To find out the cast’s reactions and predictions (as well as the reactions of the series’ producers) for the sixth installment, make sure to check out our full Resident Evil: Retribution. There’s also talk of doing a prequel after that so be sure to stay tuned!
The set report will be up in a matter of moments!
With the fourth Underworld about to hit theaters, Sony Screen Gems is gearing to turn their attention towards their other mega-genre franchise.
This morning we received the official plot details for Re5ident Evil: Retribution (yes, they put a lame digit in place of a letter), the Paul W.S. Anderson-directed sequel that brings Milla Jovovich back as Alice, alongside Sienna Guillory, Colin Salmon, Shawn Roberts, Boris Kodjoe, Michelle Rodriguez, Johann Urb, Oded Fehr, Kevin Durand, and Li Bingbing. The 3-D sequel will arrive in theaters September 14, 2012.
“The wildly successful film franchise adaptation that has grossed nearly $700 million worldwide to the popular video game series, Resident Evil, returns in its highly anticipated fifth installment, RE5IDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION in state-of-the art 3D.
The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.” READ MORE
It’s going to be a wild ride following the filming of Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil: Retribution 3D as franchise star Milla Jovovich continues to tweet from behind-the-scenes. Just the other day Jovovich, who plays “Alice” once again, posted a photo of her character all bloodied up, alongside a first look at Li Bingbing in her “Ada Wong” costume.
Aiming for a September 14, 2012 release through Sony Screen Gems, Sienna Guillory, Colin Salmon, Shawn Roberts, Boris Kodjoe, Michelle Rodriguez, Johann Urb, Oded Fehr and Kevin Durand also star.
Urb plays the leader of the Resistance, who teams with Jovovich’s Alice character as she battles the Umbrella Corporation and the swarm of undead. READ MORE
Milla Jovovich wants to take you behind-the-scenes of Resident Evil: Retribution boot camp as she’s posted a trio of clips on her official Twitter page featuring herself prepping for gunfire alongside stars Michele Rodriguez and Sienna Guillory.
In theaters September 14, 2012 from writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson, Johann Urb plays the leader of the Resistance, who teams with Jovovich’s Alice character as she battles the Umbrella Corporation and the swarm of undead.
Colin Salmon, Shawn Roberts, Boris Kodjoe, Oded Fehr, Kevin Durand and Li Bingbing co-star.
Milla Jovovich, who returns as Alice once again, reveals via Twitter that Chinese actress Li Bingbing (The Forbidden Kingdom) has landed the role of “Ada Wong” in the now-filming Resident Evil: Retribution.
Ada is a cunning and formidable secret agent for the mysterious and powerful group known as “Organization”.
She joins Sienna Guillory, Colin Salmon, Shawn Roberts, Boris Kodjoe, Michelle Rodriguez, Johann Urb, Oded Fehr and Kevin Durand in Sony Screen Gems’ fifth Resident Evil film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson from his own screenplay.
In theaters September 14, 2012, Urb plays the leader of the Resistance, who teams with Jovovich’s Alice character as she battles the Umbrella Corporation and the swarm of undead. The group will head to Russia, Japan and Toronto for the shoot.
*Update: An early-morning stage collapse Tuesday on the Toronto set has sent ten crew members and actors to the hospital, says THR. 16 people were injured after a group shifted weight from one platform no another. The Toronto Star newspaper reported that a dozen actors dressed as zombies had been moving across the soundstage platform when it collapsed. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening.