Production to begin this fall
The fifth film in Screen Gems’ popular Resident Evil franchise is getting ready to roll cameras.
Shock has learned shooting on Resident Evil: Retribution is expected to begin October 10 with the production crew taking root in both Toronto, Canada and Tokyo, Japan. It’s still unknown whether Paul W.S. Anderson is returning to direct, but I’m sure it is fairly safe to say he penned the script (since he has written every other entry). The film opens on September 14, 2012.
Milla Jovovich will be back as Alice. Both Anderson and Jovovich have The Three Musketeers opening in theaters October 14, so they’ll likely be squeezing in some promotion for that just before shooting Resident Evil.
The last chapter in the series, Resident Evil: Afterlife, grossed nearly $300 million worldwide (!) and left the door wide open for a sequel. It made $60 million domestic; obviously, this series is a huge hit in foreign markets.
We’ll keep you posted on more updates as they come in…
Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor