Resident Evil 4 Update: Script’s Done and Milla’s Back?

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The boys over at Arrow in the Head says they’ve been in touch with very reliable sources close to the production of “Resident Evil 4″, and they’ve come back with some nuggets. First of all, Paul Anderson has finished the script, but as with the previous two installments in the franchise, Anderson will continue to only serve as producer. The script for the fourth movie is also apparently much darker than the previous films, and will feature heavy hand-to-hand fighting. Also, Patrick Tatopoulos, who recently made his directorial debut with “Underworld 3″, will handle creature effects for the sequel.

And finally, here are the parts that may answer whether Milla Jovovich’s Alice will return or if the franchise will be passed onto Ali Larter’s Claire Redfield character:

So far, they will be filming in Toronto and Tokyo. Toronto will actually front for Alaska.

They will be hiring a director once they have Milla officially signed back on.

What you can get from those two sentences is this: Yes, part 4 will bring back Claire Redfield, that much seems obvious if the movie will be set in Alaska. But wait — the movie will also be set in Tokyo! Which means Alice will also be back. As you’ll recall, at the end of “Resident Evil: Extinction”, Alice was headed to Tokyo to take on more Umbrella scum, while Claire was headed to Alaska with the remaining survivors.

Does this mean that instead of a passing of the torch from Alice to Claire, the sequel will simply just follow the two women’s paralleling storylines? Or will Alice show up briefly, just to tie the sequel to the previous three installments, with the remainder of part 4 spent with Clarie in Alaska? I’m inclined to hope for the latter, but the practical side of that is, well, the franchise is Milla Jovovich, so the producers may be hesitant to shake up a formula that has been working for three films now.

Below: And hey, how about Leon S. Kennedy and Ada? They’re still waiting their turn…

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  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    For goodness sake!
    These guys don’t know when to freaking stop!

    I love the first one so much, the rest they farked up! I won’t bother watching number 3 because it looks horrid!

    Please stop making these shi…!

    • hannah lesueur

      you know, the third movie is actually better than 1 & 2. dont judge a movie before u watch it

      • Roy_john

        i hate you

      • Roy_john

        i hate you

      • Roy_john

        i hate you

    • Sheffey

      Are you serious? Number one was the worst one of them all! Not only that, but it didn’t follow anything of any of the games. I do agree that it doesn’t need to be just exactly like the game because change is different. But a Licker being upgraded into a bigger Licker? That was just stupid. Because of that happening in the movie. I won’t buy any of the trilogies because they seriously screwed that one up… If you ask me, I think they should make a new Resident Evil movie, they should make the first one all over again, and at least put something in there thats not entirely off the charts.

      • John Todd

        It doesn’t need to be like the game… it can be 2 different stories: one you live in game, and one in movie… However I like more the story from the movies :)

        • yuki masahiko

          Um actually I am a huge fan of re but the movies sucked compared to the games.The story was a broken story in the movies and in the game was more in depth of what was going on.Alice may just be a new charecter but she still has no part in it.Further more it would of been much better to see more of the familuar charecters.I also seen re degeneration and it was so frigging good i loved it.But then again capcom knows there own games so of course they would make it good.

        • yuki masahiko

          Um actually I am a huge fan of re but the movies sucked compared to the games.The story was a broken story in the movies and in the game was more in depth of what was going on.Alice may just be a new charecter but she still has no part in it.Further more it would of been much better to see more of the familuar charecters.I also seen re degeneration and it was so frigging good i loved it.But then again capcom knows there own games so of course they would make it good.

      • dee

        i think you need to watch the special features on one. I think they followed the game nicely considering the first movie was actually set in time before any of the games.

      • GOWEN

        if i recall the lickers do mutate in resident evil 2, and they are all mutated in RE5
        i think the films follow more to the games than they lead on you just have to pay great attention to the plot

      • GOWEN

        if i recall the lickers do mutate in resident evil 2, and they are all mutated in RE5
        i think the films follow more to the games than they lead on you just have to pay great attention to the plot

      • GOWEN

        if i recall the lickers do mutate in resident evil 2, and they are all mutated in RE5
        i think the films follow more to the games than they lead on you just have to pay great attention to the plot

    • Laurel

      I love all three of them. They’re really exciting and action packed. I can’t wait to see the fourth installment. I’m sure it will be as riveting as those before it.

      • breeda

        mila rocks. bring on 4 as quick as possible.

      • breeda

        mila rocks. bring on 4 as quick as possible.

      • breeda

        mila rocks. bring on 4 as quick as possible.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    For goodness sake!
    These guys don’t know when to freaking stop!

    I love the first one so much, the rest they farked up! I won’t bother watching number 3 because it looks horrid!

    Please stop making these shi…!

    • hannah lesueur

      you know, the third movie is actually better than 1 & 2. dont judge a movie before u watch it

    • Sheffey

      Are you serious? Number one was the worst one of them all! Not only that, but it didn’t follow anything of any of the games. I do agree that it doesn’t need to be just exactly like the game because change is different. But a Licker being upgraded into a bigger Licker? That was just stupid. Because of that happening in the movie. I won’t buy any of the trilogies because they seriously screwed that one up… If you ask me, I think they should make a new Resident Evil movie, they should make the first one all over again, and at least put something in there thats not entirely off the charts.

      • John Todd

        It doesn’t need to be like the game… it can be 2 different stories: one you live in game, and one in movie… However I like more the story from the movies :)

        • yuki masahiko

          Um actually I am a huge fan of re but the movies sucked compared to the games.The story was a broken story in the movies and in the game was more in depth of what was going on.Alice may just be a new charecter but she still has no part in it.Further more it would of been much better to see more of the familuar charecters.I also seen re degeneration and it was so frigging good i loved it.But then again capcom knows there own games so of course they would make it good.

      • dee

        i think you need to watch the special features on one. I think they followed the game nicely considering the first movie was actually set in time before any of the games.

      • GOWEN

        if i recall the lickers do mutate in resident evil 2, and they are all mutated in RE5
        i think the films follow more to the games than they lead on you just have to pay great attention to the plot

    • Laurel

      I love all three of them. They’re really exciting and action packed. I can’t wait to see the fourth installment. I’m sure it will be as riveting as those before it.

      • breeda

        mila rocks. bring on 4 as quick as possible.

  • jimmy wilson

    I hope this film is longer than re2 ans re3. like 1 hr. and 38 minutes and i hope milla returns to her role as alice, because the series is nothign without her. we need her. also claire we need ali as well too even though ali said she would come back 100% milla said no action films for her for a while but she loves re and so does her brother so she do it please milla dign on for me lol. cant wait!!!!!

    • mynameisalice

      she had a baby, so she is out for a little while, but her daughter is almost 2 or 3 now, she was preggers at the end of extinction.

  • jimmy wilson

    I hope this film is longer than re2 ans re3. like 1 hr. and 38 minutes and i hope milla returns to her role as alice, because the series is nothign without her. we need her. also claire we need ali as well too even though ali said she would come back 100% milla said no action films for her for a while but she loves re and so does her brother so she do it please milla dign on for me lol. cant wait!!!!!

    • mynameisalice

      she had a baby, so she is out for a little while, but her daughter is almost 2 or 3 now, she was preggers at the end of extinction.

  • Austin

    I have to agree w/Xino, somewhat. RE3 Was pretty shitty. I’m not a big fan of the new powers, but frankly, I love the Resident Evil franchise. There is nothing about it that I will ever hate…ever (I integrate RE w/other games I play..). I guess you could call me obsessed.

    Nevertheless, I will go to the theater when RE4 comes out, and I will buy the dvd..no matter what. And when RE5 (the game) comes out, I will buy it and an Xbox 360 (or maybe PS3 if they’re cheaper than they have been).

    I now know what “unconditional love” is.
    Thank you Capcom.

  • Austin

    I have to agree w/Xino, somewhat. RE3 Was pretty shitty. I’m not a big fan of the new powers, but frankly, I love the Resident Evil franchise. There is nothing about it that I will ever hate…ever (I integrate RE w/other games I play..). I guess you could call me obsessed.

    Nevertheless, I will go to the theater when RE4 comes out, and I will buy the dvd..no matter what. And when RE5 (the game) comes out, I will buy it and an Xbox 360 (or maybe PS3 if they’re cheaper than they have been).

    I now know what “unconditional love” is.
    Thank you Capcom.

  • http://mysite.verizon.net/vzes32kk James

    Last summer Paul W S Anderson solicited story ideas from fans for a Resident Evil movie. I have completed a preliminary script for a story. The problem is how to contact Mr Anderson to submit my story for his consideration.

  • http://mysite.verizon.net/vzes32kk James

    Last summer Paul W S Anderson solicited story ideas from fans for a Resident Evil movie. I have completed a preliminary script for a story. The problem is how to contact Mr Anderson to submit my story for his consideration.

  • Lux

    Hey do you guys remember in the first game when they went to the hive? Or playing as Alice, or having super powers, or the earth turning into a desert? Yeah neither do I. If they were smart they would reintroduce the series with leon and use the resident evil 4 story line. All three movies had nothing to do with games which is why they sucked. If they had been named anything other than resident evil they would have been good. I hate your guts Paul Anderson, you have completely destroyed my faith in video game to screen movies. You and whoever wrote max payne.

    • mayhemxxxx

      Well i think RE movies were more of a sideline story. I mean in the games Alice was mentioned but never played a big part like Chris Redfield or Leon. In my opinion these were just gap filling in the game story line nothing more. And I love the RE movies as much as i love the games.

      • Swaine

        at what point was alice ever mentioned in the games?? didn’t happen friend

        • Swaine

          also the movies are in no way a sideline story to the games, by which i mean they are in no way whatsoever linked with any of the games. example: nemesis

    • John

      Really when has a video game movie just been about the game itself. Directors want to go off in their direction they don’t want copy and paste. they are more of lets do what i want to and if the world follows so be it. In RE wouldnt you say after the third movie if they followed the game perfectly that you would be bored? They dont even get out of racoon city until you get to Code Veronica. So thats like a long time to wait. I admit three was a bit of a jump but it served its purpose. And also i would like to see the movies a little bit longer. Maybe for number 4 shoot of the 2 hour mark as long as its good i think it will do great.

      • lappyhunt

        OMg you don’t even know the game, they don’t leave racoon city until 3, and 2 and 3 are basically around the same timing numbnuts! racoon city blows up in 3! So no it wouldnt be boring had it stuck to the original formula, it wouldve been a billion times better with a new director!

      • none

        hey lappy dude, why dont you and the rest of the geeks pull ur heads out of your butts, its a flipping movie not a game, its a MOVIE, get off your asses and live in the real world, it took you how long to beat the game, they have somewhere around 2 hours for this movie not days, weeks, months, years i would think you video game nerds would understand that. You people are dumb. The movies rocked as movies because they arent a video game they are movies

    • lappyhunt

      & whoever made Blood rayne lol, but Re4 is much into the series either, they should make it more like the original or at least within the first REAL 4 re4 is actually re5 cuz of code veronica. and re3 the movies was just plain stupid, it had potential of bein glike the games, but it was ucking stupid, what they did to william berkin LMAO and “OH NO HIDE THERES A BILLION ALICES COMING AFTER YOU.” they really shouldve just stopped with the first or 2nd one, and ever notice how british producer usually make really retarded movies?

      • lappyhunt

        hey none dude, your an idiot, its a movie BASED ON A GAME! so there for it should be like THE GAME, if you want another retarded british director crappy movie, thats fine, but they need to make it actually good, LMAO a million alice clones, so cool lmao thats the most retarded thing, if they want a zombie movie, at least do the game justice, otherwise leave it the fuck alone and make your own title, dont make people think the games are just as bad! ands FYI its pretty pathetic that it takes you weeks to beat a resident evil game, most resident evil games could be fit into 1 movie dipshit!

      • Lynn

        Umm..british produers made retarded movies? Are you serious? I’m not even going to dignify that comment with a comeback.

      • Lynn

        Umm..british produers made retarded movies? Are you serious? I’m not even going to dignify that comment with a comeback.

      • Lynn

        Umm..british produers made retarded movies? Are you serious? I’m not even going to dignify that comment with a comeback.

    • rezzyG4M3FR34K

      Definitely! I may be a new fan to the franchise but rezzy4 movie alredy looks different from the actual game (which has been out for 4 years u lazy developers!) and has a differnt storyline and main characters. I really want them to incorporate leon, the presidents daughter and ada (who is pretty hot and no milla jovowats her face could ever top!). i would also love it if they incorporated saddler and his intentions and adas boss and mission. I personally may not see the movie. i will wait until they make one that fits with the storyline. also ur rite about max payne the movie looks horrible compared to the game!

    • rezzyG4M3FR34K

      Definitely! I may be a new fan to the franchise but rezzy4 movie alredy looks different from the actual game (which has been out for 4 years u lazy developers!) and has a differnt storyline and main characters. I really want them to incorporate leon, the presidents daughter and ada (who is pretty hot and no milla jovowats her face could ever top!). i would also love it if they incorporated saddler and his intentions and adas boss and mission. I personally may not see the movie. i will wait until they make one that fits with the storyline. also ur rite about max payne the movie looks horrible compared to the game!

    • GOWEN

      sorry man but re4 and re5 have nothing on the origional 3 games exept for leon but they ruined him too
      i think that the directors have done a good job with these movies i mean come on they have capt some important elements from the games ie.nemesis,jill,claire ect. and but a sin on it and made it there own.
      these arnt the best of films ill admit but they are good and the storys mix well with the games. an id like to see you do better dude

    • GOWEN

      sorry man but re4 and re5 have nothing on the origional 3 games exept for leon but they ruined him too
      i think that the directors have done a good job with these movies i mean come on they have capt some important elements from the games ie.nemesis,jill,claire ect. and but a sin on it and made it there own.
      these arnt the best of films ill admit but they are good and the storys mix well with the games. an id like to see you do better dude

    • GOWEN

      sorry man but re4 and re5 have nothing on the origional 3 games exept for leon but they ruined him too
      i think that the directors have done a good job with these movies i mean come on they have capt some important elements from the games ie.nemesis,jill,claire ect. and but a sin on it and made it there own.
      these arnt the best of films ill admit but they are good and the storys mix well with the games. an id like to see you do better dude

  • Lux

    Hey do you guys remember in the first game when they went to the hive? Or playing as Alice, or having super powers, or the earth turning into a desert? Yeah neither do I. If they were smart they would reintroduce the series with leon and use the resident evil 4 story line. All three movies had nothing to do with games which is why they sucked. If they had been named anything other than resident evil they would have been good. I hate your guts Paul Anderson, you have completely destroyed my faith in video game to screen movies. You and whoever wrote max payne.

    • mayhemxxxx

      Well i think RE movies were more of a sideline story. I mean in the games Alice was mentioned but never played a big part like Chris Redfield or Leon. In my opinion these were just gap filling in the game story line nothing more. And I love the RE movies as much as i love the games.

      • Swaine

        at what point was alice ever mentioned in the games?? didn’t happen friend

        • Swaine

          also the movies are in no way a sideline story to the games, by which i mean they are in no way whatsoever linked with any of the games. example: nemesis

    • John

      Really when has a video game movie just been about the game itself. Directors want to go off in their direction they don’t want copy and paste. they are more of lets do what i want to and if the world follows so be it. In RE wouldnt you say after the third movie if they followed the game perfectly that you would be bored? They dont even get out of racoon city until you get to Code Veronica. So thats like a long time to wait. I admit three was a bit of a jump but it served its purpose. And also i would like to see the movies a little bit longer. Maybe for number 4 shoot of the 2 hour mark as long as its good i think it will do great.

      • lappyhunt

        OMg you don’t even know the game, they don’t leave racoon city until 3, and 2 and 3 are basically around the same timing numbnuts! racoon city blows up in 3! So no it wouldnt be boring had it stuck to the original formula, it wouldve been a billion times better with a new director!

      • none

        hey lappy dude, why dont you and the rest of the geeks pull ur heads out of your butts, its a flipping movie not a game, its a MOVIE, get off your asses and live in the real world, it took you how long to beat the game, they have somewhere around 2 hours for this movie not days, weeks, months, years i would think you video game nerds would understand that. You people are dumb. The movies rocked as movies because they arent a video game they are movies

    • lappyhunt

      & whoever made Blood rayne lol, but Re4 is much into the series either, they should make it more like the original or at least within the first REAL 4 re4 is actually re5 cuz of code veronica. and re3 the movies was just plain stupid, it had potential of bein glike the games, but it was ucking stupid, what they did to william berkin LMAO and “OH NO HIDE THERES A BILLION ALICES COMING AFTER YOU.” they really shouldve just stopped with the first or 2nd one, and ever notice how british producer usually make really retarded movies?

      • lappyhunt

        hey none dude, your an idiot, its a movie BASED ON A GAME! so there for it should be like THE GAME, if you want another retarded british director crappy movie, thats fine, but they need to make it actually good, LMAO a million alice clones, so cool lmao thats the most retarded thing, if they want a zombie movie, at least do the game justice, otherwise leave it the fuck alone and make your own title, dont make people think the games are just as bad! ands FYI its pretty pathetic that it takes you weeks to beat a resident evil game, most resident evil games could be fit into 1 movie dipshit!

      • Lynn

        Umm..british produers made retarded movies? Are you serious? I’m not even going to dignify that comment with a comeback.

    • rezzyG4M3FR34K

      Definitely! I may be a new fan to the franchise but rezzy4 movie alredy looks different from the actual game (which has been out for 4 years u lazy developers!) and has a differnt storyline and main characters. I really want them to incorporate leon, the presidents daughter and ada (who is pretty hot and no milla jovowats her face could ever top!). i would also love it if they incorporated saddler and his intentions and adas boss and mission. I personally may not see the movie. i will wait until they make one that fits with the storyline. also ur rite about max payne the movie looks horrible compared to the game!

    • GOWEN

      sorry man but re4 and re5 have nothing on the origional 3 games exept for leon but they ruined him too
      i think that the directors have done a good job with these movies i mean come on they have capt some important elements from the games ie.nemesis,jill,claire ect. and but a sin on it and made it there own.
      these arnt the best of films ill admit but they are good and the storys mix well with the games. an id like to see you do better dude