Today we get our first look at RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (THE THREE MUSKETEERS) and once again starring Milla Jovovich (THE FIFTH ELEMENT). RETRIBUTION is the fifth movie in the series and follows Alice (Jovovich) as she fights along a resistance movement against the evil UMBRELLA CORPORATION and the undead they helped create.
I gotta admit that the RESIDENT EVIL movie series has been kind of a guilty pleasure for me. I have seen them all and really respect that Anderson is out to make a fun popcorn movie. While it is not my favorite series, it usually delivers some impressive action and set pieces. I especially enjoyed the last film RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE because it was just fun and full of kick ass action. That said, I look forward to seeing this new one and will likely check it out in theaters. The addition of actor Kevin Durand (3:10 TO YUMA) as Barry Burton does not hurt either. Pretty cool.
Below is the official plot synopsis and trailer:
“The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by new found allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.”
RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION will be released September 14th 2012.