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Resident Evil: Afterlife

Resident Evil: Afterlife is a 3D science-fiction action-horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, and starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter,Wentworth Miller, Kim Coates, Spencer Locke, Boris Kodjoe and Shawn Roberts. It is the fourth installment in a series of film adaptations based loosely on Capcom's survival horror video game series Resident Evil. It is also the first film in the series to be released in 3D. In the film Alice searches for and rescues remaining survivors in Los Angeles of the T-virus outbreak, who team up against Albert Wesker, the head of the Umbrella Corporation.

In May 2005, producers mentioned the possibility of following Resident Evil: Extinction with a sequel titled Afterlife. Extinction was released in 2007 and was a box office success prompting Afterlife to begin development in June 2008, with the script being written by Anderson that December. Elements from Resident Evil 5 were incorporated into the film.

Chris Redfield, a primary character from the video games will be featured for the first time in the film franchise. Other characters from the games and films who return include: Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine and Albert Wesker. Filming took place in Toronto from September to December 2009 using James Cameron's 3D Fusion Camera System. The film was released in 3D and IMAX 3-D theaters on September 10, 2010.

Contents

Premise

Resident Evil: Afterlife picks up where the third film ended. Since the events of Resident Evil: Extinction, Alice has been roaming the world searching for any remaining survivors. Alice also comes face to face with her arch-nemesis, Albert Wesker, for the first time in the series. As she enters the ruined Los Angeles, she stumbles onto a base of Umbrella, surrounded by zombies.[2] She then teams up with a group of survivors who had been hiding in Los Angeles since the T-virus outbreak, and helps them to free another group held-up in a prison, among them Claire's brother, Chris Redfield.[3]

Cast

  • Milla Jovovich as Alice: The primary protagonist of the film, she is a former Umbrella Corporation security officer whose exposure to the T-Virus granted her superhuman abilities. Since her escape from Raccoon City, she has been hunted by Umbrella, who intends to use her DNA in order to control the virus' mutation.[4] Alice seeks to "settle her score" with Umbrella and its elusive chairman, Albert Wesker.[5][6]
  • Ali Larter as Claire Redfield: Chris' younger sister. She led a convoy of survivors who encountered Alice in the previous film. In Afterlife, Claire mysteriously finds herself alone in the woods and suffering from amnesia.[3][4]
  • Wentworth Miller as Chris Redfield: Claire's older brother. He is working with an unnamed military organization combating the infected. Chris and his unit were using a Los Angeles prison as a base of operations, before it was overrun and he was imprisoned.[4][7]
  • Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine: A former STARS operative who assisted Alice and escaped Raccoon City in Resident Evil: Apocalypse. Guillory, who portrayed the character in Apocalypse, will reprise her role in the film.[8]
  • Shawn Roberts as Albert Wesker: The primary antagonist of the film, he is the Chairman of the Umbrella Corporation. He has been tracking Alice in order to discover means by which the T-Virus mutation can be controlled.[4] His office is located in Tokyo, Japan, and he communicates with the company's other branches via holographic technology. Similar to his video game counterpart, Wesker possesses superhuman strength, speed, and regenerative capabilities.[7]
  • Spencer Locke as K-Mart: Named after the department store she was discovered hiding in, K-Mart was a member of Claire Redfield's convoy of survivors in the previous film.[7]
  • Boris Kodjoe as Luther West: An ex-pro basketball player and the leader of the survivors of Los Angeles. Kodjoe trained for six weeks to perform his own stunts. He dislocated his knee in the course of filming while trying to kick in a gate.[9]
  • Kim Coates as Bennett[10]
  • Kacey Barnfield as Crystal[10]
  • Sergio Peris-Mencheta as Angel Ortiz[11]

Production

Development

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.[12] Despite Resident Evil: Extinctionbeing 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".[13] 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.[14]

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

Casting and characters

Milla Jovovich speaking atWonderCon 2010 about the film.

In October 2007, reports indicated that casting for the fourth film had begun, with Jensen Ackles being considered for the role of Leon S. Kennedy.[18] However 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, who was played by Sienna Guillory in the previous film, and included that she was dismissed from the Special Tactics and Rescue Squad (STARS) after the death of her partner, Leon Kennedy.[19] Ali Larter confirmed she would reprise her role "100% if asked".[20]

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.[21]On September 22, 2009, it was announced that Ali Larter would indeed reprise her role as Claire Redfield,[3] and on September 30, 2009, it was announced thatShawn Roberts would replace Jason O'Mara for the part of Albert Wesker, with Wentworth Miller joining as Chris Redfield, and Spencer Locke returning as K-Mart.Kim Coates, Kacey Barnfield and Boris Kodjoe was also cast.[7] In an interview with FEARnet, Roberts spoke about his character saying, "Chairman of the Umbrella Corporation. He is in a position of power. He pretty much runs the world, and Alice is an annoyance. It's a whole process: I get to set and wardrobe gives me this big, long black jacket, and props comes over and gives me the dark glasses and the gloves. By the time you are all dressed you stand a little straighter, you walk a little differently. He's got everything going for him -- he's super fast, super strong, has the ability to regenerate -- it's all the elements from the game. That was one thing we all agreed on from the start: this character has to be for the fans."[22]

The infected dobermans from the games and previous films will return, but are more advanced. Producer Jeremy Bolt said it would be a combination of CGI and real dobermans. He further explained, "Their head will literally explode – will flare open, the jaws will come here and this is very much part of the new game, Resident Evil 5."[23] Other creatures borrowed from the fifth video game are the "Majini" and "The Executioner".[24][25] He explained that the other undead creatures have become more intelligent and will have mandibles and tentacles coming out of their mouths.[23]

Filming

With a budget of $60 million,[26] principal photography began on September 29, 2009, in Toronto, Canada,[27][28] and wrapped in December 2009.[29] Roberts began filming his scenes on October 10, 2009 and finished in about ten weeks.[22] Anderson used James Cameron's Fusion Camera System, or more specifically a Sony F35 camera.[30] Visual effects production manager Eric Roberston described the look of the film, "interesting contrasts, pure whites, which is a staggering look. It's so clean and tight along with some real darkness too that may evoke a bit of a feel of Silent Hill. So we've got the extremes, but it's definitely a unique look for this incarnation and it's been fun to see those looks".[24]

Music

Resident Evil: Afterlife - Music from the Motion Picture
Film score by tomandandy
ReleasedSeptember 7, 2010
Length43:21
LabelMilan Records
tomandandy chronology
And Soon the Darkness
(2010)
Resident Evil: Afterlife
(2010)
Track listing

All songs written and composed by tomandandy.

Resident Evil: Afterlife - Music from the Motion Picture
No.TitleLength
1."Tokyo" 4:32
2."Umbrella" 1:20
3."Damage" 1:02
4."Cutting" 1:12
5."Twins" 1:47
6."Exit" 0:47
7."Far" 1:07
8."Flying" 1:58
9."Memory" 3:17
10."Los Angeles" 2:09
11."Binoculars" 2:53
12."Prison" 1:58
13."Discovery" 1:10
14."Hatchet" 1:23
15."AxeMan" 3:07
16."Arcadia" 4:21
17."Up" 1:39
18."Party" 0:54
19."Promise" 2:12
20."Resident Evil Suite" 4:33

Release

In August 2009 it was announced that the film would be released on August 27, 2010,[31] but in December it was set back to January 14, 2011.[32] In January 2010, it was announced that the release date was moved again, this time to September 10, 2010.[33] The first 3-D trailer was shown to a limited number of WonderCon 2010 attendees at Metreon in San Francisco, on April 2, followed by a non-3D version on April 3.[34] The first teaser trailer was released on April 3, 2010 by MySpace in the Film Trailer Park.[35] Paul W.S. Anderson narrated and presented his teaser trailer on April 4 at San Francisco WonderCon2010.[36] Theaters ran the teaser trailer as part of the premiere release of A Nightmare on Elm Street, on April 30, 2010.[37] The film will also run in IMAX theaters.[38]

Potential sequel

At the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International, Anderson and Jeremy Bolt told ShockTilYouDrop.com that a fifth Resident Evil film would be possible, saying, "We always take it one movie at a time. We put so much effort into them and it is a family affair. It is all about making the best possible movie now and then promoting well and getting it out there. Making sure it is seen in the right way. When the dust settles then you think about something else. For us, it is not a business, it is a passion. You don't want to start talking about the next baby until you make sure this one is okay." [39] Anderson later told IGN that if the film is a success, he will do the fifth film and would like Leon Kennedy to make an appearance.[40]

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