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Resident Evil: Afterlife
Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson
Produced by Paul W. S. Anderson
Jeremy Bolt
Robert Kulzer
Bernd Eichinger
Written by Paul W. S. Anderson
Starring Milla Jovovich
Ali Larter
Wentworth Miller
Spencer Locke
Shawn Roberts
Boris Kodjoe
Mike Epps
Cinematography Glen MacPherson
Studio Constantin Film
Davis Films
Impact Pictures
Distributed by Screen Gems
Release date(s) September 10, 2010 (2010-09-10)[1]
Country Germany
United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Preceded by Resident Evil: Extinction

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 Resident 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 star Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Spencer Locke, Wentworth Miller, and Shawn Roberts. After many delays, it is scheduled to be released on September 10, 2010.[2]



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.[3] 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 Redfield.[4]


  • Milla 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.[5] 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 third film.[6]
  • 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.[4]
  • Wentworth 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.[7]
  • Spencer 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.[7]
  • Shawn 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.[7]



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.[8] 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".[9] 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.[10]

In October 2007, reports indicated that casting for the fourth film begun, with Jensen Ackles being considered for the role of Leon S. Kennedy.[11] 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.[12] Ali Larter confirmed she would reprise her role "100% if asked".[13]

Nearly a year later, Anderson noted that negotiations were underway with Sony for creating the film.[14] During an interview with IGN in December 2008, Anderson stated that he was working on the script.[15] The following year, it was announced that Sony was aiming to release Resident Evil: Afterlife by August 27, 2010.[16] 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.[17]


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.[18] On September 22, 2009 it was announced that Ali Larter would indeed reprise her role as Claire Redfield,[4] 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.[7]


Principle photography officially began on September 29. 2009 in Toronto, Canada.[19][20]


In August 2009 it was announced that the film would be released on August 27, 2010,[21] but in December it was set back to January 14, 2011.[22] In January 2010 it was announced that the release date was moved again, this time to September 10, 2010.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Resident Evil: Afterlife Back to 2010". CraveOnline Media, LLC ( January 11, 2010. Retrieved January 11, 2010.  
  2. ^ Screen Gems Shifts 'Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D' Back to September!
  3. ^ "Airplane Graveyard in New 'Afterlife' Video Blog". November 25, 2009.  
  4. ^ a b c "Ali Larter Back for Resident Evil: Afterlife -- More Plot Details!". CraveOnline Media, LLC ( September 22, 2009.  
  5. ^ "Milla Jovovich Takes Us Behind-the-Scenes of Resident Evil: Afterlife". CraveOnline Media, LLC ( November 24, 2009.  
  6. ^ "Jovovich Continues Tweeting Up a Storm From Resident Evil: Afterlife Set". CraveOnline Media, LLC ( November 4, 2009.  
  7. ^ a b c d "Resident Evil: Afterlife Officially Begins Production". CraveOnline Media, LLC ( September 30, 2009.  
  8. ^ "Digest: Constantine readies 'Evil' sequels". Nielsen Business Media, Inc (The Hollywood Reporter). May 15, 2005. Retrieved October 11, 2007.  
  9. ^ Germain, David (September 23, 2007). "'Resident Evil' rules weekend box office". USA  
  10. ^ "Resident Evil 4 Update; Producer addresses the franchise's future.". IGN Entertainment (IGN AU Edition). Retrieved October 18, 2007.  
  11. ^ "Casting Underway for 'Resident Evil: Afterlife'?". September 19, 2006. Retrieved October 11, 2007.  
  12. ^ "Raccoon City Times PDF". Screen Gems Publications. Sony 2004.  
  13. ^ "Larter, Jovovich Talk 'Resident Evil' Spin-off!". September 20, 2007. Retrieved September 20, 2007.  
  14. ^ Adler, Shawn (June 30, 2008). "'Resident Evil 4’ Likely, Says Director Paul W.S. Anderson". (MTV Movies Blog). Retrieved July 1, 2008.  
  15. ^ Vejvoda, Jim (December 18, 2008). "Resident Evil 4 Buzz". IGN Entertainment (IGN Movies). Retrieved January 20, 2009.  
  16. ^ Rotten, Ryan (July 2, 2009). "Confirmed Exclusive: Resident Evil 4 Arriving in Late 2010". CraveOnline Media, LLC ( Retrieved July 7, 2009.  
  17. ^ Rotten, Ryan (July 23, 2009). "SDCC Exclusive: Resident Evil: Afterlife Coming in 3D!". CraveOnline Media, LLC ( Retrieved July 24, 2009.  
  18. ^ Otto, Jeff (August 1, 2009). "Milla Jovovich Talks About Her Starring Role in Resident Evil 4". Retrieved August 3, 2009.  
  19. ^ Weintraub, Steve 'Frosty' (September 29, 2009). "Resident Evil: Aferlife 3D" Begins Production". Retrieved December 29, 2009.  
  20. ^ "Resident Evil: Afterlife Officially Begins Production". September 29, 2009. Retrieved December 29, 2009.  
  21. ^ Ashcraft, Brian (August 20, 2009). "Resident Evil: Afterlife Movie Gets New Release Date - Resident Evil: Afterlife". Retrieved November 6, 2009.  
  22. ^ "Resident Evil: Afterlife Pushed Back to 2011". CraveOnline Media, LLC ( December 18, 2009.  

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