I can't seem to get away from the zombies lately. Exciting news out of Hollywood yesterday. Not only is Resident Evil: Afterlife moving forward, Chris Redfield has been cast. So, who will fill the classic character's boots?
It's none other than Prison Break star Wentworth Miller according to MTV. In the last film, Resident Evil: Extinction, his sister Claire was played by Heroes star Ali Larter. Larter will return for the fourth film as will lead actress Milla Jovovich. "In one notable casting switch-up, Shawn Roberts, who played Rogue's boyfriend in the first 'X-Men' movie and a recurring date-rapist character in 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' will take over the part of Wesker from actor Jason O'Mara," reported MTV.
Jovovich spoke with ShockTillYouDrop.com about further developments. "There's a great script and it's going to be pretty wild. It's going to be in 3D," she said, "We start shooting in September." Of course part of the "we" she's referring to is her husband/director Paul W.S. Anderson who is also returning for the fourth film. Jovovich says her husband has been doing a lot of 3D research and has signed a deal with James Cameron's company to make use of the Fusion Camera System technology previously used for Cameron's Avatar.
Even though the franchise produced three films, most people were under the impression that Extinction was the final chapter. "There's been a lot of interest online, there's been a lot of letters from fans," said Jovovich, "It's not like I said, 'Hey, honey! Let's do another one right away!' I mean, it's an expensive film and it's all business and if the third one didn't do well, there wouldn't be another one." Indeed, Extinction grossed $147,717,833 worldwide, more than the sequel or the original.
Will I pay good money to see Resident Evil: Afterlife? Of course I will. It has Milla.