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In May 2005, producers mentioned the possibility of following Extinction with a sequel titled Resident Evil: Afterlife, to be shot and set in Tokyo, Japan and Alaska.[1] Despite Resident Evil: Extinction being billed on the official website and elsewhere as the final installment of the Resident Evil film series; on September 23, 2007, Rory Bruer, Sony's head of distribution explained, "It absolutely would not surprise me considering the success of the franchise that they find a way to come up with another. It's a real possibility".[2] Producer Jeremy Bolt also stated that while there was no intention of making a fourth film, that the third had been particularly well done and that Paul Anderson was talking with Sony about the possibility.[3] Whether Anderson was considered automatically or not, Constantin had already filed for copyright over "Resident Evil: Afterlife" in mid-2006.[4]

Nearly a year later, Anderson noted that negotiations were underway with Sony for creating the film.[5] During an interview with IGN in December 2008, Anderson stated that he was working on the script.[6] The following year, it was announced that Sony was aiming to release Resident Evil: Afterlife by August 27, 2010.[7] In a subsequent interview, Anderson stated he would now be directing the film as well, and that 'Afterlife' would be a 3-D film that will start a new Resident Evil film trilogy. He also stated the film had the largest budget in the series thus far and confirmed that Milla Jovovich would be returning to portray Alice. It will also feature new characters taken from the video games.[8]

Casting

At the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, Milla Jovovich confirmed that she would return for the lead role of Alice, and noted that the clones from Extinction would also be returning.[9] On September 22, 2009 it was announced that Ali Larter would indeed reprise her role as Claire Redfield,[10] and on September 30, 2009, it was announced that Shawn Roberts would join the cast as Albert Wesker, with Wentworth Miller joining as Chris Redfield, and Spencer Locke returning as K-Mart. Kim Coates and Boris Kodjoe have also been cast.[11] Kacey Barnfield, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, and Norman Yeung will also make an appearance in the film. At a recent press conference in Japan, it was revealed Sienna Guillory will reprise her role as Jill Valentine.[12]

Filming

Principle photography officially began on September 29. 2009 in Toronto, Canada.[13][14]

Release date delays

In August 2009, it was announced that the film would be released on August 27, 2010.[15] Though, in December, it was set back to January 14, 2011.[16] In January 2010 it was announced that the release date was moved again, this time to September 10, 2010.[17]

Sources

  1. "Digest: Constantine readies 'Evil' sequels", Nielsen Business Media, Inc, The Hollywood Reporter, May 15, 2005. Retrieved on October 11, 2007. 
  2. Germain, David. "'Resident Evil' rules weekend box office", USA Today.com, September 23, 2007. 
  3. "Resident Evil 4 Update; Producer addresses the franchise's future.", IGN Entertainment, IGN AU Edition. Retrieved on October 18, 2007. 
  4. Resident evil--afterlife & 2 other titles.. http://cocatalog.loc.gov.+Retrieved on 2015-04-27.
  5. Adler, Shawn. "'Resident Evil 4’ Likely, Says Director Paul W.S. Anderson", MTV.com, MTV Movies Blog, June 30, 2008. Retrieved on July 1, 2008. 
  6. Vejvoda, Jim. "Resident Evil 4 Buzz", IGN Entertainment, IGN Movies, December 18, 2008. Retrieved on January 20, 2009. 
  7. Rotten, Ryan. "Confirmed Exclusive: Resident Evil 4 Arriving in Late 2010", CraveOnline Media, LLC, ShockTilYouDrop.com, July 2, 2009. Retrieved on July 7, 2009. 
  8. Rotten, Ryan. "SDCC Exclusive: Resident Evil: Afterlife Coming in 3D!", CraveOnline Media, LLC, ShockTilYouDrop.com, July 23, 2009. Retrieved on July 24, 2009. 
  9. Otto, Jeff. "Milla Jovovich Talks About Her Starring Role in Resident Evil 4", Bloody-Disgusting.com, August 1, 2009. Retrieved on August 3, 2009. 
  10. "Ali Larter Back for Resident Evil: Afterlife -- More Plot Details!", CraveOnline Media, LLC, DeadCentral.com, September 22, 2009. 
  11. "Resident Evil: Afterlife Officially Begins Production", CraveOnline Media, LLC, DeadCentral.com, September 30, 2009. 
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  13. Weintraub, Steve 'Frosty'. "Resident Evil: Aferlife 3D" Begins Production", Collider.com, September 29, 2009. Retrieved on December 29, 2009. 
  14. "Resident Evil: Afterlife Officially Begins Production", Bloody-Disgusting.com, September 29, 2009. Retrieved on December 29, 2009. 
  15. Ashcraft, Brian (August 20, 2009). Resident Evil: Afterlife Movie Gets New Release Date - Resident Evil: Afterlife. Kotaku.com. Retrieved on November 6, 2009.
  16. "Resident Evil: Afterlife Pushed Back to 2011", CraveOnline Media, LLC, DeadCentral.com, December 18, 2009. 
  17. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named new_release_date

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