Larter returns to Resident Evil 4: Afterlife
Ali Larter is returning to the Resident Evil franchise in Resident Evil: Afterlife, and with her comes Wentworth Miller, from Prison Break, and Boris Kodjoe, soon to be seen in Surrogates.
However Kodjoe has a bit of an update regarding the plot for us, and it doesn't include Japan or Alaska as we've previously heard that the film will take place in. In fact he mentions Los Angeles.
I do like the Resident Evil films, they are good fun and deliver just what you expect them to, but I keep hoping upon hope that they might go a little deeper, become a bit more rich in story, and perhaps a little more clever. Afterlife might just provide us with that, although there are things stacked against it.
Paul W.S Anderson is set to direct the film, Milla Jovovich is returning, now we're hearing that Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller and Boris Kodjoe are joining the Resident Evil: Afterlife cast. That all sounds interesting, but we need Anderson to recover his strong sense of film-making that we saw with Event Horizon and, as I certainly believe, Soldier.
During an interview with BlackFilm through Coming Soon, Boris Kodjoe, who revealed he was cast on his Twitter account, talked about the upcoming film and revealed a few little titbits, like the fact that Larter is returning, but also a few things about the plot.
"I play the leader of the survivors in LA. Milla Jovovich's character, Alice, is roaming the world looking for survivors and she's wound up in LA, which has been burning for three years. She comes across an LA jail surrounded be these half-dead, uhh…[Zombies]
… she comes across the jail and there's a couple of survivors and she lands on top of the roof and partners up with me to fight the guys that are coming after them. We're trying to get all of the survivors out of the jail to safety. We're starting next week, actually."
He also reveals who Wentworth Miller is set to play:
"He's playing a guy that we actually locked up when we took over the jail because we weren't sure if he was one of them or not. He comes into play as we try to find a way to get out with our survivors."
I'm still not sure, and the fact that they are talking about filming this in 3D is pushing me away even more, they'll just concentrate on the zombies reaching out to the screen and lunging at the audience all the time. I just wish they would add a little more depth to it, don't you?