Is Jill Valentine Being Re-Cast for Resident Evil 5?

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You don’t have to be a big-time horror movie blog with contacts in the industry to know that “Resident Evil 5″ (aka “Resident Evil: Retribution”) is happening. Last year’s “Resident Evil: Afterlife” pretty much shocked everyone by showing renewed life (ahem) and pulling in $296 million worldwide from a $60 million dollar production budget. That’s a lot of change for the studio.

And it’s also no surprise that Milla Jovovich would be back as Alice. Being the savvy businesswoman that she is, Jovovich has proven through four entries in the series that she’s more than willing to ride this baby into the ground (blood from a stone and all that), and her husband and director Paul W.S. Anderson coming back was also confirmed by Jovovich months ago.

But here’s the kicker — as recently as March, Sienna Guillory, who plays Jill Valentine in the second movie and was re-introduced in the recent fourth one — tweeted that she was already in training to reprise Valentine in “Retribution”.

Um, maybe not so much.

According to horror blog Bloody-Disgusting, Guillory might have done all that training for nothing, because the site claims the Jill Valentine character is being re-cast with a new actress. Sigh. As a big ol fan of Sienna Guillory, let me just say that I am very disappointed by this news if true.

Besides Jovovich as Alice, the fifth installment will introduce two new characters in Barry Burton (a STARs commando) and “RE” games mainstay Leon S. Kennedy (that “S” stands for Scott, apparently). So what happened to the Redfields? Oh well, “Afterlife” was too stuffed with characters anyway. That whole brother and sister thing with the Redfields seemed like such an afterthought that it was embarrassing.

Screen Gems, meanwhile, has already scheduled “Retribution” for September 14, 2012.

Author: Nix

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  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    I should be more interested in this project…this series as whole then I am. Can’t seem to muster up any enthusiasm for it. Nix’s post basically left me brain dead. Too much intrigue.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      It’s a Resident Evil movie. Going into it brain-dead IS the way to go.

  • Juggernaut

    Too bad I like Guillroy. Hopefully one day she gets a shot at playing Domino in an X-Force or Cable movie for Marvel. That would be bad ass!

    • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

      Is a Cable movie even in the talking stage? He’s an awesome team leader, but I’m not sure he and his team are mainstream enough to be brought to the screen with the appropriate production values. He initially led The New Mutants wasn’t it? Not sure if memory serves me correctly. They had that alien/robot-ish creature with them.

      By the way, a plug for the Micronauts! Love to see that instead of another Transformer.

      • Juggernaut

        Sadly no. An X-Force or Cable movie will more than likely never be made. The backstory of Cable alone would be too confusing for a movie audience. Let alone the transformation from Nerw Mutants to X-Force, then the change in line up and motives of the X-Force books. However, since Deadpool came out of the original X-Force books having members of that team (Cable, Domino, Cannonbal, Shatterstar, Boom-Boom, Rictor, Sunspot and Feral) in a Deadpool movie could work! If a Deadpool movie ever happens that is. Lol. I do some fan casting and always had Guillroy pegged for Domino. Maybe one day!

  • Nolan

    for the love of Christ,Sienna Guillory is the only actress who could do Jill Valentine.

  • HearittodaTEE

    man this is bs they know it wont be a movie with out the orginal characters so middle finger to that dont try to feed me that crap