Milla Jovovich and director Paul W.S. Anderson both retuning once again
While talking to TheStar.com about his current film Pompeii, writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson confirmed a general start date for Resident Evil 6, and talked a little about zombies.
“As a teenager I used to love zombie flicks,” he said. “They were very, very popular with directors like [George A.] Romero and [Lucio] Fulci. That’s one of the reasons I created the first Resident Evil; I looked at the genre and thought, ‘Wow, I used to love this stuff and nobody had made a zombie film for over a decade,’ so I decided to make one. It ended up being the first in a whole slew of undead films.
“I think the undead genre really plays to primal human fears,” said Anderson when asked about the resurgence in zombies in the years since his first Resident Evil movie. “That kind of stuff never goes out of fashion. The themes of a zombie story are always good; they make for good filmmaking.”
At this point, the release date is fairly up in the air. As SuperHeroHype points out, studio Screen Gems gave the film a Sept. 12, 2014 release date, while Jovovich recently said she “imagined” the film would open in 2015. Our money’s on the studio having a better idea, but as we’ve seen, these things are pretty fluid.
Resident Evil 6 reportedly opens September 12, 2014.
Summit Entertainment has released the first promo picture for Paul W.S. Andersons Pompeii, along with a more detailed plot outline:
It’s late summer in 79 A.D. and the city of Pompeii glitters at the foot of the mighty Mt. Vesuvius. MILO, the slave of a shipping tycoon, dreams of the day he will buy his freedom and marry his master’s daughter, COLUMBA. What he doesn’t know is that Columba’s debt-ridden father has promised Columba to a despicable Roman Senator to pay off an overdue loan.
Milo does know that his friend, the Gladiator NIGELLUS, is being forced to compete the next day in a seemingly unwinnable battle in the Coliseum. As Milo tries to find a way to save his friend, he learns that Columba has been promised to another man and that he himself has been sold to a new master. Just as it seems things can’t get any worse, Mt. Vesuvius suddenly explodes with the power of 40 nuclear bombs, sending a torrent of 1,000-degree ash and smoke into the city. Lava flows down the mountainside, killing thousands. As Pompeii crumbles, Nigellus is imprisoned inside the Coliseum, Columba is locked inside her family’s villa, and Milo is trapped aboard a ship bound for Naples.
As the people of Pompeii flee the obliterated city, Milo is determined to return to it to save his friend and his beloved Columba. With fire and ash destroying the only world he’s ever known, an ordinary man is tested to his breaking point in this heart-pounding tale of extraordinary heroism.
As reported before, Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Alien vs. Predator) will direct from a script by Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler (Batman Forever), and Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park). If all goes according to plan, shooting will start in spring 2012 and the film is slated for a 2013 release.
NB: Milla maybe play in this movie
Among the movies that became available Tuesday, Nov. 20 on Blu-ray and DVD at retail stores and rental outlets throughout the Valley are a dramedy starring Milla Jovovich
Milla Jovovich plays a nomadic European con-artist who, in an effort to escape her murky past and build a better future for her 10-year-old American-born son (Spencer List), finds herself living in Oklahoma. However, when her criminal past finally catches up with her, she is forced to make the toughest judgment of all. (PG-13 – 93 minutes)
Resident Evil: Retribution hits UK cinemas this Friday – September 28th. To celebrate the release of the fifth instalment of a hugely successful franchise – Sony Pictures UK and SCREAM are giving one lucky magazine subscriber a chance to win a film poster signed by stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez and director Paul W.S. Anderson (click on poster image to the right to see those 3 cool signatures!)
The wildly successful film franchise adaptation that has grossed nearly $700 million worldwide to the popular video game series, Resident Evil, returns in its highly anticipated fifth installment, RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION in state-of-the art 3D.
The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.
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A large group of undead (Zombies) roamed the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo (August 11) in order to promote the upcoming movie ‘Resident Evil: Retribution‘ (in Japan: ‘Biohazard V: Retribution‘) starring Milla Jovovich. The undead marched across the Shibuya Crossing in front of the Shibuya Station and handed leaflets to the passersby that were brave enough to get close to them.
‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ is going to open nationwide in Japan on September 14th.
Resident Evil: Retribution has released a handy new trailer in which Milla Jovovich’s voiceover narrates a whistle stop tour of the first four movies, bringing the viewer up to speed with Alice’s journey so far.
Beginning with her origins as an Umbrella employee up to the perilous situation she finds herself in in the new film, this latest trailer serves as a welcome refresher for those who haven’t kept up with the four preceding films, trimming things down to the very barest of plot points.
Given that some characters appear to have been brought back from the dead for round five, there will likely still be plenty to confuse franchise newbies, but for those who can’t face sitting through four films of stylized nonsense, the latest trailer does its job very nicely indeed.
Meet stars, catch some noted and up-and-coming films and filmmakers, hobnob with fellow film aficionados and maybe even sign up for a workshop that could fire up a film career of your own.
It’s all happening at the seventh annual White Sands International Film Festival Aug. 22 through 26 at sites around Las Cruces.
The fest will open with a screening of a showcase film, “Bringing Up Bobby,” and may include appearances by the film’s writer and director Famke Janssen, and stars Milla Jovovich, Bill Pullman and Spencer List.
“Bringing Up Bobby” was chosen “because it represents the best in independent filmmaking,” said Ross Marks, WSIFF’s artistic director.
Sony Pictures announced today that RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION star Milla Jovovich will be participating in a live global streaming webchat leading up to the launch of the film’s trailer on Thursday, June 14th at 11:00am EDT at the Regal Union Square Cinemas in New York.
Fans will be able to attend the event by logging on to Facebook.com/ResidentEvilMovie and printing out an invitation; admittance will be granted on a first come first serve basis. Fans at home can log on to that same Facebook page to watch the Q&A live or use the player below; the event is being translated into ten languages worldwide. Fans can also submit their questions online at Facebook.com/ResidentEvilMovie for a chance to get it answered live by Milla. The full trailer will be posted online after the webchat.
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The result is “Bringing Up Bobby,” which the Dutch actress turned writer-director will introduce to local moviegoers during the deadCenter Film Festival.
The film will screen at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Sam Noble Theatre at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, followed by an audience Q&A with Janssen and executive producer Cole Frates. The film will be shown again at 8 p.m. Sunday at Harkins Bricktown Theaters.
The screenplay by Janssen, based on a story by Janssen and Frates, centers on Milla Jovovich, a nomadic European con artist who settles in Oklahoma City with her 10-year-old American-born son Bobby (Spencer List), hoping to find a better life for him.
It is not known to visit Milla deadCenter Film Festival or not.