The Resident Evil franchise is the latest to substitute a letter for a number in the title of its latest chapter. When the fifth film hits, expect to see displayed as Re5ident Evil: Retribution. That confirmation and an official plot synopsis have been released to us this morning from Sony. Head inside to learn what the film is about!
Updated: Sony reps inform us the “5” will NOT be part of the title after all.
The following was offered by the studio:
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, RE5IDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION in state-of-the art 3D.
The Umbrella Corporations deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human races 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.
Okay, perhaps not the most revealing plot, but it hints that we’re going to being seeing more of the “past.”
The film opens September 14 in 3D/2D and it stars Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Colin Salmon, Michelle Rodriguez, Shawn Roberts, Johann Urb, Kevin Durand, Boris Kodjoe, Bingbing Li. Paul W.S. Anderson returns to write and direct.
Shock visited the set late last year, so expect a full set report as we near the film’s release!