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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  • CTS

    Thank goodness they didn’t just take the game formula and run with it. The film world of RE really benefits from beings its own continuity and although I thought the gap between ‘RE: Apocalypse’ and ‘RE: Extinction’ needs to be bridged, I am glad that they are continuing the Alaska story. I got a bit worried that they just threw it away.
    I have enjoyed them all so far and perhaps it will be fresher to have Alice as a secondary character/narrative to Claire and the survivors?
    Also, back to the gap between ‘RE: Apocalypse’ and ‘RE: Extinction’, I think we need to have a movie set between the films to explain events. ‘Resident Evil: Valentines Day’ (just an example, not a serious title, LOL) with Jill (Sienna Guillory – she IS Jill Valentine) as the main character explaining her departure and her personal goals/fight against Umbrella.

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

      You might be interested to know that my story would naturaly take place before the events of RE Extinction. You can read my story by visiting my site. The story is titled “A Crush of Inhumanity.” I am continuing to develope the project as a computer animation but I would like to contact Mr. Anderson to maybe make it into a live action film. Yes, this is a continuing shameless solicitation for my movie project!

      If someone is interested in the story told by the game then play the game. The movie story line is its own creature.

      • Niggalover

        Fuck off about your script man.
        Nobody gives a fuck. They will not use your script and you are just a piece of shit that nobody will ever take seriously. Now give me a reply about how nobody takes me seriously because I curse every other sentence or w/e you plan to do but nobody fucking cares guy. I have seen and heard it all before and you blow ass. GTFO.

      • Idiot hater.

        What crawled up your mangina and died?

        • rezzyG4M3FR34K

          dude dont brag about manginas and there affect they hav on your face because hes rite that guy is going on about some frikkin script while the rest of us talk like normal humans!

        • rezzyG4M3FR34K

          dude dont brag about manginas and there affect they hav on your face because hes rite that guy is going on about some frikkin script while the rest of us talk like normal humans!

        • rezzyG4M3FR34K

          dude dont brag about manginas and there affect they hav on your face because hes rite that guy is going on about some frikkin script while the rest of us talk like normal humans!

  • CTS

    Thank goodness they didn’t just take the game formula and run with it. The film world of RE really benefits from beings its own continuity and although I thought the gap between ‘RE: Apocalypse’ and ‘RE: Extinction’ needs to be bridged, I am glad that they are continuing the Alaska story. I got a bit worried that they just threw it away.
    I have enjoyed them all so far and perhaps it will be fresher to have Alice as a secondary character/narrative to Claire and the survivors?
    Also, back to the gap between ‘RE: Apocalypse’ and ‘RE: Extinction’, I think we need to have a movie set between the films to explain events. ‘Resident Evil: Valentines Day’ (just an example, not a serious title, LOL) with Jill (Sienna Guillory – she IS Jill Valentine) as the main character explaining her departure and her personal goals/fight against Umbrella.

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

      You might be interested to know that my story would naturaly take place before the events of RE Extinction. You can read my story by visiting my site. The story is titled “A Crush of Inhumanity.” I am continuing to develope the project as a computer animation but I would like to contact Mr. Anderson to maybe make it into a live action film. Yes, this is a continuing shameless solicitation for my movie project!

      If someone is interested in the story told by the game then play the game. The movie story line is its own creature.

      • Niggalover

        Fuck off about your script man.
        Nobody gives a fuck. They will not use your script and you are just a piece of shit that nobody will ever take seriously. Now give me a reply about how nobody takes me seriously because I curse every other sentence or w/e you plan to do but nobody fucking cares guy. I have seen and heard it all before and you blow ass. GTFO.

      • Idiot hater.

        What crawled up your mangina and died?

        • rezzyG4M3FR34K

          dude dont brag about manginas and there affect they hav on your face because hes rite that guy is going on about some frikkin script while the rest of us talk like normal humans!

  • Kei

    No, this series needs to stop. The first was permissible, fun even. The second was fine with its zombie city take but all 3 fail in comparison to Dawn of the Dead or 28 Days Later. I personally don’t mind Alice but the scripts need a lot of work and there needs to be better directors.

    The first 2 RE movies were bordering being incomprehensible and the 3rd just threw out everything about the RE series. Please, if you believe that the first 2 movies were good, go play Resident Evil. These films are just taking little details and using the name quite like the first Hulk movie and Godzilla and yes, Max Payne (Painful to watch). They’re trying to pass a sub-mediocre script off as something better.

    Though, the idea of Jensen Ackles as Leon is pretty cool. But… Wesker needs to be a lot cooler and less chubby. Oh and more head exploding from headshots. How about having Rasputin guy from RE4 in?

    • joey wheeler

      Theres a problem in what u are sayiing because the mall bit in dawn of the dead has been used more times then a french wore dude serisouly and the resident evil movie series is doing the same thing that past games have done takin a character that has been mentioned in past games yes she has been mentioned ive played all of them and is taking it in the future because there is not just one fight going on here there is two or 3 who knows how many survivors of the first raccoon city attack there are left or the countless numbers of people that are on the outskirts of the city we all need to take into the consideration that the resident evil movie franchis is based on a side story project alice is mentioned in the game. and we all know it and if you would look at the new resident evil game 5 and look at the big bad boss o who is it the leader of unbrella as seen from the 3rd movie like we all have seen its been an on going debat that its not but the comparison is to hard to pass up. o yeah and the new virus that turned those zombie parshally human in resident evil 3 the movie is the same virus that turned the farmers and the people of 5 into blood thristy zombies who obeyed orders so in my conclusion everybody who hates it shut up because there is too many similaritys in the games and the movies

      • Idiot hater.

        I agree! The movies are amazing.
        They don’t HAVE to be the same story as the games…
        They can be parallel, and still be amusing to watch.

        • rezzyG4M3FR34K

          THEN CHANGE THE GOD DAMN NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          Its a discrace having such good games and such bad movies with THE SAME NAME!!! If they dont follow the same story dont call them by THE SAME NAME!!! OMFG

        • rezzyG4M3FR34K

          THEN CHANGE THE GOD DAMN NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          Its a discrace having such good games and such bad movies with THE SAME NAME!!! If they dont follow the same story dont call them by THE SAME NAME!!! OMFG

        • rezzyG4M3FR34K

          THEN CHANGE THE GOD DAMN NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          Its a discrace having such good games and such bad movies with THE SAME NAME!!! If they dont follow the same story dont call them by THE SAME NAME!!! OMFG

  • Kei

    No, this series needs to stop. The first was permissible, fun even. The second was fine with its zombie city take but all 3 fail in comparison to Dawn of the Dead or 28 Days Later. I personally don’t mind Alice but the scripts need a lot of work and there needs to be better directors.

    The first 2 RE movies were bordering being incomprehensible and the 3rd just threw out everything about the RE series. Please, if you believe that the first 2 movies were good, go play Resident Evil. These films are just taking little details and using the name quite like the first Hulk movie and Godzilla and yes, Max Payne (Painful to watch). They’re trying to pass a sub-mediocre script off as something better.

    Though, the idea of Jensen Ackles as Leon is pretty cool. But… Wesker needs to be a lot cooler and less chubby. Oh and more head exploding from headshots. How about having Rasputin guy from RE4 in?

    • joey wheeler

      Theres a problem in what u are sayiing because the mall bit in dawn of the dead has been used more times then a french wore dude serisouly and the resident evil movie series is doing the same thing that past games have done takin a character that has been mentioned in past games yes she has been mentioned ive played all of them and is taking it in the future because there is not just one fight going on here there is two or 3 who knows how many survivors of the first raccoon city attack there are left or the countless numbers of people that are on the outskirts of the city we all need to take into the consideration that the resident evil movie franchis is based on a side story project alice is mentioned in the game. and we all know it and if you would look at the new resident evil game 5 and look at the big bad boss o who is it the leader of unbrella as seen from the 3rd movie like we all have seen its been an on going debat that its not but the comparison is to hard to pass up. o yeah and the new virus that turned those zombie parshally human in resident evil 3 the movie is the same virus that turned the farmers and the people of 5 into blood thristy zombies who obeyed orders so in my conclusion everybody who hates it shut up because there is too many similaritys in the games and the movies

      • Idiot hater.

        I agree! The movies are amazing.
        They don’t HAVE to be the same story as the games…
        They can be parallel, and still be amusing to watch.

        • rezzyG4M3FR34K

          THEN CHANGE THE GOD DAMN NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          Its a discrace having such good games and such bad movies with THE SAME NAME!!! If they dont follow the same story dont call them by THE SAME NAME!!! OMFG

  • kiel

    i can’t wait for RE 4 and if they went by the games it would ruin it anyway cause all you would have to do is play the game and there you go you have the movie how boring, its better if they go different to the games cause it makes you wonder what gonna happen next and yo can’t cheat in the game by knowing where to go and what to do lol, so to all who hates the idea of no.4 go F@&k a dog for all i care

    thats my 2 cents

    • rezzyG4M3FR34K

      if they make a movie the same as the game then they wont giv u “cheats” because movies are about storyline and they dont folo every single thing he does otherwise it would go on for 20+ hours so go shove that in your bong and smoke it biatch

    • rezzyG4M3FR34K

      if they make a movie the same as the game then they wont giv u “cheats” because movies are about storyline and they dont folo every single thing he does otherwise it would go on for 20+ hours so go shove that in your bong and smoke it biatch

  • kiel

    i can’t wait for RE 4 and if they went by the games it would ruin it anyway cause all you would have to do is play the game and there you go you have the movie how boring, its better if they go different to the games cause it makes you wonder what gonna happen next and yo can’t cheat in the game by knowing where to go and what to do lol, so to all who hates the idea of no.4 go F@&k a dog for all i care

    thats my 2 cents

    • rezzyG4M3FR34K

      if they make a movie the same as the game then they wont giv u “cheats” because movies are about storyline and they dont folo every single thing he does otherwise it would go on for 20+ hours so go shove that in your bong and smoke it biatch

  • killacali

    I think res4 would be great and I would love it if milla returned. her character makes these movies but I dont know how they will incorporate several clones + her super powers, seems like overkill. finding out how the colonies are doing in alaska will be very interesting.

  • killacali

    I think res4 would be great and I would love it if milla returned. her character makes these movies but I dont know how they will incorporate several clones + her super powers, seems like overkill. finding out how the colonies are doing in alaska will be very interesting.

  • CTS

    Someone mentioned that these films fail in comparison to ‘Dawn Of The Dead’ or ’28 Days Later’. Thats because, obviously, the RE films aren’t trying to be those films.
    Even within a given genre there are films that cannot be compared or gauged against each other.
    ‘Dawn’ and ’28’ are a different kind of film. Just as you can’t compare ‘Blade Runner’ with ‘ET’.

    • Lux

      MR. CTS you are right you can’t compare the films, because 28 days later and Dawn of the dead are great films and RE series is not.

      • Idiot hater.

        WELL THEN STOP WATCHING THEM, and bitch about your lame video game life elsewhere!

        • rezzyG4M3FR34K

          for once idiot hater ur rite! he can take his crappy “dawn of the easy to create spinoffs for movie” and “28 days after this movie was made someone actually watched it but hated it” and shove them up his fatass and not waste money on such shit!

        • rezzyG4M3FR34K

          for once idiot hater ur rite! he can take his crappy “dawn of the easy to create spinoffs for movie” and “28 days after this movie was made someone actually watched it but hated it” and shove them up his fatass and not waste money on such shit!

        • rezzyG4M3FR34K

          for once idiot hater ur rite! he can take his crappy “dawn of the easy to create spinoffs for movie” and “28 days after this movie was made someone actually watched it but hated it” and shove them up his fatass and not waste money on such shit!

  • CTS

    Someone mentioned that these films fail in comparison to ‘Dawn Of The Dead’ or ’28 Days Later’. Thats because, obviously, the RE films aren’t trying to be those films.
    Even within a given genre there are films that cannot be compared or gauged against each other.
    ‘Dawn’ and ’28’ are a different kind of film. Just as you can’t compare ‘Blade Runner’ with ‘ET’.

    • Lux

      MR. CTS you are right you can’t compare the films, because 28 days later and Dawn of the dead are great films and RE series is not.

      • Idiot hater.

        WELL THEN STOP WATCHING THEM, and bitch about your lame video game life elsewhere!

        • rezzyG4M3FR34K

          for once idiot hater ur rite! he can take his crappy “dawn of the easy to create spinoffs for movie” and “28 days after this movie was made someone actually watched it but hated it” and shove them up his fatass and not waste money on such shit!