Will she or won’t she? That was the big question going into “Resident Evil 4″ — will Milla Jovovich return for a fourth outing in the horror franchise, or pass the torch on to Ali Larter’s Claire Redfield character, as the last movie hinted at? According to Jovovich herself, she’s definitely returning to the franchise, and Alice will be, once again, the main attraction. Alice and all those clones of hers that have been set loose at the end of “Extinction”, that is.
Speaking to Bloody-Disgusting while promoting her “A Perfect Getaway” thriller, Jovovich said this:
“I’m the lead role [again]. There’s the clones and it’s going to be a lot of work. I’m gonna be working every day for the next four months on this and it’s gonna be bigger than ever. It’s super-exciting.
The clones are definitely in it. You’ve got multiple Alice’s kicking serious butt. And definitely the real Alice has some pretty major things happen to her that change the stakes a little bit. That’s probably all I can give you in a vague sort of way. It’s definitely going to be a different Alice than who we’re used to.”
Also according to Jovovich, Paul W.S. Anderson, who has produced all four installments and directed the first one, has already signed a deal with the same company that worked on James Cameron’s “Avatar” to ply their 3D skills on “Afterlife”, which means the fourth “Resident Evil” movie will be jumping into the 3D trend.
I guess we should have expected this. Jovovich is, after all, engaged to Anderson (and word is they’ve officially tied the knot over the weekend), so it would make sense she would return with Anderson still working on the sequel. The two already have a daughter together.
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