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Resident Evil: Afterlife is an
upcoming 2010 science fiction-horror film and is the fourth installment in the film
adaptations based on the Capcom survival horror video game series
Evil. The film was written and will be directed by Paul W. S.
Anderson. It will be the first film in the series to be
released in 3-D. It will
Locke, Wentworth Miller, and Shawn Roberts.
After many delays, it is scheduled to be released on September 10,
Resident Evil: Afterlife picks up where the third film
left off. Since the events of Resident Evil: Extinction,
Alice has been roaming the world
searching for any remaining survivors. As she enters the ruined Los Angeles, she
stumbles onto a prison surrounded by zombies. She
then teams up with a group of survivors who had been hiding in Los
Angeles since the T-virus outbreak
and helps them break out other survivors held within the jail which
include Claire's brother Chris
Jovovich as Alice and clones: The primary protagonist who was
previously tracked down by the Umbrella Corporation and captured
in order to develop a serum from her blood. In the
film she will settle her score with The Umbrella Corporation, after
she let them know that she was coming after them at the end of the
- Ali Larter as Claire Redfield: Very loosely based on the
video game character of the same name, she
plays a prominent role in Resident Evil 2 and Resident
Evil Code: Veronica. In Resident Evil: Extinction,
she led a convoy of survivors.
Miller as Chris Redfield: based on the video game
character of the same
name. He is the brother of Claire, he first appeared as one of
the main protagonists in the original Resident Evil game and
later as the co-protagonist of Resident Evil Code:
Veronica and Resident Evil 5.
Locke as K-Mart: renamed after the department store she was
found in, K-Mart was a member of Claire Redfield's convoy of
remaining survivors. She was last seen in the hijacked helicopter
bound for Alaska during the conclusion of Extinction.
Roberts as Albert
Wesker: based on the video game character of the same name, he is a prominent antagonist in
many of the video games. In the film, he is the Chairman of
Umbrella. His office is in Tokyo, Japan and through holographic
technology, he has regular meetings with committee members.
In May 2005, producers mentioned the possibility of following
Extinction with a sequel titled Resident Evil:
Afterlife, to be shot and set in Tokyo, Japan and Alaska. Despite
Resident Evil: Extinction being billed on the official
website and elsewhere as the final installment of the Resident
Evil film series; on September 23, 2007, Rory Bruer, Sony's
head of distribution explained, "It absolutely would not surprise
me considering the success of the franchise that they find a way to
come up with another. It's a real possibility".
Producer Jeremy Bolt
also stated that while there was no intention of making a fourth
film, that the third had been particularly well done and that Paul
Anderson was talking with Sony about the possibility.
In October 2007, reports indicated that casting for the fourth
film begun, with Jensen Ackles being considered for the
role of Leon S.
Despite bringing Leon as a character in an upcoming film would
contradict promotional information from Resident Evil:
Apocalypse as Screen Gems created a faux newspaper, The
Raccoon City Times, that detailed the background of Jill Valentine, and included that she was
dismissed from the S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Squad)
after the death of her partner, Leon Kennedy. Ali Larter confirmed she
would reprise her role "100% if asked".
Nearly a year later, Anderson noted that negotiations were
underway with Sony for creating the film.
During an interview with IGN in December 2008, Anderson stated that he
was working on the script. The
following year, it was announced that Sony was aiming to release
Resident Evil: Afterlife by August 27, 2010. In a
subsequent interview, Anderson stated he would now be directing the
film as well, and that 'Afterlife' would be a 3-D film that will start a new
Resident Evil film trilogy. He also stated the film had
the largest budget in the series thus far and confirmed that Milla
Jovovich would be returning to portray Alice. It will also feature
new characters taken from the video games.
At the 2009 San Diego
Comic-Con, Jovovich confirmed that she would return in the lead
role, and noted that the clones from Extinction would also
be returning. On
September 22, 2009 it was announced that Ali Larter would indeed
reprise her role as Claire Redfield,
and on September 30, 2009, it was announced that Shawn Roberts would
join the cast as Albert Wesker, with Wentworth
Miller joining as Chris Redfield, and Spencer Locke
returning as K-Mart. Kim
Coates and Boris
Kodjoe has also been cast.
Principle photography officially began on
September 29. 2009 in Toronto, Canada.
In August 2009 it was announced that the film would be released
on August 27, 2010, but
in December it was set back to January 14, 2011. In
January 2010 it was announced that the release date was moved
again, this time to September 10, 2010.
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