Screen Gems keeps giving money to auteur of the awful Paul W.S. Anderson to keep churning out barely-watchable crap. For some inexplicable reason, his movies keep turning a decent profit. I suppose the studio has a business model that works: make it for cheap, retain the core creative team, and don’t stray too far from what the audience liked the last time. That last point is debatable, since the franchise probably caters to the living (brain) dead, but hey, what do I know.
In any case, here we have our first official look at the fifth movie in the series, with Milla Jovovich once again playing the lead. This time, she’s got a sidekick of sorts in Ada Choi (Li BingBing), a character fans of the game will recognise…
Here’s the official synopsis: “In the film, 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.”
“Resident Evil: Retribution” also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Kevin Durand, Shawn Roberts, Colin Salmon, Johann Urb, and Boris Kodjoe. It premieres 14th September.