Larter, Miller, and Kodjoe Ready for Resident Evil: Afterlife
The Paul W.S. Anderson film you've all been waiting for, Resident Evil: Afterlife, the fourth film in the franchise based on the popular video game series, has nearly rounded out its cast already - and thanks to The Surrogates star Boris Kodjoe and BlackFilm.com, we've got the names and some plot tidbits for you. When sitting down with Black Film, Kodjoe revealed (read: spilled) that "Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller has joined the cast along with "Heroes" sexy vixen Ali Larter will be returning as Claire Redfield (from the third film). As for Kodjoe's character and the plot of RE: Afterlife, he went into a bit more detail.
"I play the leader of the survivors in LA. Milla Jovovich's character, Alice, is roaming the world looking for survivors and she's wound up in L.A., which has been burning for three years. She comes across an L.A. jail surrounded be these half-dead, uhh… [Zombies. The word he's looking for is 'zombies.'] Yeah, they're those monsters, what are they called? Anyway, she comes across the jail and there's a couple of survivors and she lands on top of the roof and partners up with me to fight the guys that are coming after them. We're trying to get all of the survivors out of the jail to safety. We're starting next week, actually."
So, starting next week in Toronto, Resident Evil: Afterlife will begin filming - and it appears to be a tried and true zombie-survival film. But Paul W.S. Anderson is apparently using the the same cameras James Cameron used for Avatar - so, you know, there's that. He's also returning to both write and direct the film after taking a hiatus from both jobs since the original. For my money (and yes, I paid to see it) Resident Evil: Extinction was a real disappointment. But I'm always down for some more gluttonous zombie fare - especially when framed by a prison break scenario in a gritty post-apocalyptic setting. Anyone else?