Official confirmation from Milla

That’s an official wrap for me on my new movie “Breathe”!! So excited to have been a part of it. Huge thank you to our stars @iamjhud and @iamquvenzhane for being two of the most wonderful ladies to be on set with, to #samworthington and @raulcastillo who had us all in stitches the entire shoot and to our amazing director @stefonbristol who’s patience, vision, talent and perseverance was the driving force that got this movie made! The movie is about a not so distant future earth that has no air and how good people end up doing terrible things to try and breathe again. And on that note, now it’s time to start prepping for my next film “In The Lost Lands” with the one and only @davebautista! It’s based on the short story by George R.R. Martin. It’s a project my husband and I have been developing for about 6 years now and I’m so proud that we’re finally about to start shooting it!!!

Milla Jovovich Set to Star in Movie “Breathe”

Milla Jovovich is set to star in the action-thriller movie “Breathe”. Jennifer Hudson, Sam Worthington, Quvenzhané Wallis, Common, and others. Stefon Bristol directs from a Black List screenplay written by Doug Simon.

The movie, described as an “edge-of-your-seat survival thriller”, is expected to begin principal photography in Pennsylvania this summer.
“Breathe” follows a mother named Maya (Hudson) and her daughter (Wallis) who are forced to live underground after Earth is made uninhabitable due to a lack of oxygen. Only short trips to the surface are made possible by a state-of-art oxygen suit made by Maya’s husband Darius (Common), whom she presumes to be dead.
When a mysterious couple arrives claiming to know Darius and his fate, Maya tentatively agrees to let them into their bunker but are they all they appear to be?

“Breathe” is the second feature from Bristol, who previously collaborated with Spike Lee on his debut feature “See You Yesterday”, which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and earned him a nomination for Best First Feature at the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards.

Milla Jovovich Is Returning To Sci-Fi Action

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Milla Jovovich in her fan-favorite role of Leeloo in The Fifth Element. And then there’s Resident Evil‘s Alice, who Jovovich presumably left behind with 2016’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But now she’s joined a new science fiction action thriller with a lot of promise. Jovovich is joining two Oscar winners for the post-apocalyptic film Breathe.

As The Hollywood Reporter notes, Milla Jovoich will be starring in Breathe alongside Oscar winners Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), and Common (John Wick: Chapter 2). While he apparently has not fully committed yet, Sam Worthington (Avatar) is in talks to become part of the cast. Breathe‘s screenplay was written by Doug Simon (Brotherhood) and will be directed by the award-winning Stefon Bristol who made a big splash with his 2019 Netflix original See You Yesterday.

As the name suggests, Breathe is set in a post-apocalyptic version of Earth where oxygen is in short supply. Most survivors live underground and can only visit topside by wearing special oxygen suits. When the movie begins, Maya (Hudson) believes her husband Darius (Common) is dead. But a “mysterious couple” eventually arrives claiming things didn’t go as Maya and her daughter Zora (Wallis) believe. THR doesn’t name Milla Jovovich’s role, but considering Worthington’s possible addition to the film, it seems likely she’s one half of the aforementioned “mysterious couple.”

Soon, Paul W.S. Anderson will be helming an adaptation of a George R.R. Martin story with his wife in a starring role. Milla Jovovich will appear with Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) in In the Lost Lands. Jovovich plays the sorceress Gray Alys while Bautista plays a “drifter” named Boyce. Together they must fight men and demons at the behest of a love-hungry queen.

According to Variety, Milla Jovovich has also been attached to the action thriller Hummingbird for the past 4 years, but it feels like a “don’t hold your breath” situation. Jovovich was tapped once Munn dropped out. Back in 2018 when Jovovich’s casting was announced, Variety reported production was scheduled to begin that summer, but IMDb still lists the project as in pre-production.

Milla Jovovich ‘would love to’ return to Resident Evil franchise

Milla Jovovich is synonymous with the Resident Evil franchise having starred in all six live action films across the last two decades.

However, there is now a reboot in development. Helmed by Johannes Roberts and starring Kaya Scodelario and Robbie Amell, Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City is scheduled for release this November. While Jovovich may not feature, she told Yahoo that it’s a world she’d love to enter again one day.

Speaking in 2020 while doing press for her latest film, the Paul W.S. Anderson actioner Monster Hunter – also adapted from a hugely successful Capcom video game series – when asked if she’d liked to return one day, she said: “Hopefully. Listen, I would love to.

“I love the franchise, I love the property, I had so much fun and it was such a huge part of my life. So I’m always open for anything!”

The forthcoming reboot, based on the first two Resident Evil video games, has encountered a personnel change since its conception, as James Wan left the project as producer to work on Mortal Kombat, and Roberts took over screenwriting duties from Greg Russo. The cast features Kaya Scodelario in the lead role of Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, alongside Tom Hopper and Hannah John-Kamen, and Jovovich predicts they’ll all have had a lot of fun making the movie. And she’d know.

“I think it’s the perfect franchise to reboot,” she said. “It’s amazing and so much fun to be a part of, and I hope they do a great job of it. I’m sure all the actors will have a great time doing it.”
“Resident Evil is such an incredible universe and it’s why the game was so successful,” she said. “I remember when I was playing it, I loved tapping into the darkness of it and never knowing what’s around every corner.”

First full Monster Hunter trailer

After several years of trying to take down zombies in Resident Evil, Milla Jovovich is teaming up with an army of soldiers to take on a mega monster invasion in Monster Hunter.

Based on Capcom’s popular game franchise, Monster Hunter follows Jovovich’s Captain Artemis and her team as they’re transported to an alternate universe where monsters reign supreme. Without any knowledge of how to kill monsters (it’s not exactly something most people on Earth have to deal with), Artemis and her unit partner with a mysterious man named Hunter (Tony Jaa). Alongside Hunter, it’s up to the team to figure out a way to fight and destroy the various monsters they encounter to protect their home.

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat), Monster Hunter looks like a mashup of Mad Max: Fury Road, Resident Evil, and a touch of various Godzilla creatures in the monsters’ designs. It also looks like quite the departure from the Capcom series, which allowed players to roam around an open world and fight monsters in slow, carefully paced battles.

Based on the trailer, I also wouldn’t prepare for any kind of stellar dialogue writing — but I do like that we’re at a point where we’re referencing random Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (in this case, Guardians of the Galaxy).

Monster Hunter is scheduled to hit theaters this December, but just like nearly every movie this year, the film could be delayed.

‘Monster Hunter’ Pushed Back to 2021

Sony Pictures has pushed back fantasy thriller “Monster Hunter” by six months, from Sept. 4, 2021, to April 23, 2021.

It’s the latest in a long line of major studio movies to be moved back amid uncertainty over when most North American movie theaters will re-open following four months of being shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sony’s romantic comedy “The Broken Hearts Gallery” is among the first scheduled, with an Aug. 7 launch.

“Monster Hunter,” written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, is loosely based on the Capcom video game series of the same name. The film also stars Tony Jaa, T.I., Ron Perlman, Meagan Good and Diego Boneta.

Live Action Film of Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese Coming in 2020

2020 will see a live action based on Hugo Pratt’s comic anti-hero, the swashbuckling sailor “Corto Maltese”. Directed by Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf/Silent Hill) the movie will star Tom Hughes – who at the very least has the sideboards for the role. Nothing wrong with that, I say as a sideboard sporter myself.

Unfortunately, the picture has the tinge of a ‘throw everything in’ Euro-pudding, with a Paul W. S. Anderson vibe due to the the presence of Milla Jovovich in the cast, as well Gans regular Mark Dacacos (John Wick III). Real life character the randy Russian monk Rasputin puts in yet another fictionalized appearance – after the recent Hellboy reboot and upcoming The King’s Man.

As Maltese is little known to English-speaking audiences, will the movie follow the so-so performance of other relatively recent Euro comic adaptations such as Largo Winch, Valerian, Blueberry, Dylan Dog, Adele Blanc-Sec and Snowpiercer?

The little storyline of upcoming film “Corto Maltese”: At the dawn of the 20th century, Corto Maltese, a sailor and an adventurer, is hired by a Chinese revolutionary group, The Red Lanterns, to hijack an armored train carrying the gold of Russian Emperor Tsar Nicolas II from Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok. Corto Maltese will be joined in this task by his partner in crime Rasputin, but they won’t be the only ones chasing the coveted treasure in this land torn between the Chinese, Japanese and Russian armies.

The little storyline of upcoming film “Corto Maltese”: At the dawn of the 20th century, Corto Maltese, a sailor and an adventurer, is hired by a Chinese revolutionary group, The Red Lanterns, to hijack an armored train carrying the gold of Russian Emperor Tsar Nicolas II from Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok. Corto Maltese will be joined in this task by his partner in crime Rasputin, but they won’t be the only ones chasing the coveted treasure in this land torn between the Chinese, Japanese and Russian armies.

‘Paradise Hills’ Review: The Dumbest Dystopia

If Paradise Hills put half the effort into its story that it does into costumes and production design, it would be a decent sci-fi film. Instead, Alice Waddington’s movie is content to crib from The Prisoner, The Stepford Wives, and The Hunger Games without bothering to understand or engage with the subtext of those stories. Paradise Hills wants to create a disturbing dystopia, but without any sense of danger or fear. Instead, it relies on weak twists that range from dull to laughably nonsensical.

At some point in the future or in an alternate reality (it’s never clear which), Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up in a treatment facility on an island that looks like Disneyland by way of Jony Ive. She’s told by Duchess (Milla Jovovich), who runs the facility, that she’s supposed to be there for two months after rejecting a marriage proposal from the despicable Son (Arnaud Valois). Although Uma is weary of attempts to brainwash her, she reluctantly gives the treatment a shot while befriending fellow patients Chloe (Danielle Macdonald), Yu (Awkwafina), and Amarna (Eiza González), although Uma is the only one on the island who isn’t there voluntarily. As her “treatment” continues, Uma learns that the sinister facility isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

For most of its runtime, Paradise Hills looks like it will be a story about what society demands of young women and how social and economic factors (the film’s society is divided into “Uppers” and “Lowers”) try to get them to conform to stereotypes to appease men. Yes, that’s something incredibly similar to Stepford Wives, but it’s still a worthwhile theme. Unfortunately, the story is too tepid to ever unnerve the audience. The characters are so thinly drawn that we can’t sympathize with them, and they easily disappear into the exquisitely adorned decor and costumes. Ironically, Paradise Hills is a movie that’s absorbed with how things look than saying anything interesting.

And to be fair, the design is outstanding. This is a great movie to look at, and it’s probably as close as we’ll come to an actual Final Fantasy movie (The Spirits Within doesn’t count for anything) with its hodgepodge of ostentatious regalia and futuristic setting. And you can kind of see where it’s going with how fairy tales are a way of telling young women that they’re damsels instead of heroes. But because the subtext of the film is so limp and distant, the aesthetics appear superfluous.

As Paradise Hills lurches through its third act, it goes off the rails completely, trading twists for anything remotely coherent. What was previously dull and lethargic becomes idiotic as the script appears to lose all interest in playing fair with the audience. I would admire the boldness if it had any thematic heft, but the surprises drain the movie of what little thoughtfulness it possessed.

There’s nothing wrong with being inspired by classics of the sci-fi genre, but Paradise Hills has nothing to add to the conversation. It just sits there, pretty and uninterested in being more than a stab at ideas that others did far better. It’s not enough to simply cobble together premises; you have to do something with them. Dystopias are meant to disturb.

Milla Jovovich Starring In Live-Action Monster Hunter Movie

Since at least 2016, Paul W. S. Anderson has been working on a Monster Hunter movie. The picture now has a star, Milla Jovovich.

According to Variety, Anderson recently delivered the film’s latest draft, and the Monster Hunter movie will start shooting in South Africa this September. Special effects will be handled by Mr. X, a studio that worked on the Resident Evil franchise.

Like the Resident Evil movies, which Anderson directed and Jovovich starred in, the hope is to turn the Monster Hunter flick into a movie franchise.

Milla Jovovich & More Join Emma Roberts In ‘Paradise Hills’

Resident Evil franchise star Milla Jovovich, Jeremy Irvine (Mamma Mia 2, War Horse), and Awkwafina (Ocean’s Eight, Crazy Rich Asians) are heading to Paradise Hills, the sci-fi thriller from first-time director Alice Waddington. The group joins Emma Roberts, Eiza Gonzalez, and Danielle Macdonald in the film, which is currently shooting in Spain.

The pic is set in the not-too-distant future and follows Uma (Roberts), who wakes up one morning in Paradise Hills, a high-class treatment facility on an isolated island where well-off families send their daughters to be reformed.