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Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, the wildly successful film franchise adaptation that has grossed nearly $700 million worldwide to the popular video game series, Resident Evil, returns in its highly anticipated fifth installment, Re5ident Evil: Retribution in state-of-the art 3D.
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 newfound 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.
Related Link: Resident Evil – Retribution Movie Full Production Notes
In 1914, aliens known as Mondoshawans arrive at an ancient Egyptian temple to collect, for safekeeping, the only weapon capable of defeating a great evil that appears every 5,000 years. The weapon consists of four stones, representing the four classical elements, and a sarcophagus containing a fifth element in the form of a human, which combines the power of the other four elements into a divine light capable of defeating the evil. The Mondoshawans promise their human contact, a priest from a secret order, that they will come back with the element stones in time to stop the great evil when it returns.
In 2263,[b] the great evil appears in deep space in the form of a giant ball of black fire, and destroys an attacking Earth spaceship. The Mondoshawans’ current contact on Earth, priest Vito Cornelius (Ian Holm), informs the President of the Federated Territories (Tom Lister Jr.) of the history of the great evil and the weapon that can stop it. As the Mondoshawans return to Earth they are ambushed by Mangalores, a race hired by the industrialist Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (Gary Oldman), who has been instructed by the great evil to acquire the stones.
The Mondoshawans’ spacecraft is destroyed, though the stones are not on board; the only item recovered is a hand of The Fifth Element. Scientists take it to a New York City laboratory and use it to reconstruct a humanoid woman who takes the name Leeloo (Milla Jovovich). Terrified of the unfamiliar surroundings, she escapes confinement and jumps off a ledge, crashing into the flying taxicab of Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), a former major in the special forces.
Dallas delivers Leeloo to Cornelius and his apprentice, David (Charlie Creed-Miles), whereupon Cornelius learns that the Mondoshawans entrusted the four element stones to the alien Diva Plavalaguna (Maïwenn Le Besco), an opera singer. Zorg kills many of the Mangalores because of their failure to obtain the stones, but their compatriots determine to seize the artifacts for themselves. Upon learning from the Mondoshawans that the stones are in Plavalaguna’s possession, General Munro (Brion James), Dallas’ former superior, recommissions Dallas and orders him to travel undercover to meet Plavalaguna on a luxury intergalactic cruise; Dallas takes Leeloo with him. Meanwhile, Cornelius instructs David to prepare the ancient temple designed to house the stones, then stows away on the space plane transporting Dallas to the cruise liner.
The Fifth Element is a 1997 French science fiction film directed, co-written, and based on a story by Luc Besson, starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and Milla Jovovich. Mostly set during the twenty-third century, the film’s central plot involves the survival of humanity which becomes the duty of a taxicab driver (and former special forces Major) named Korben Dallas (Willis) when a young woman (Jovovich) falls into his taxicab. Upon learning of her significance, Dallas must join efforts with the girl to recover four mystical stones which are the key to defending Earth from an impending attack of pure evil and destruction.
Directed by: Luc Besson
Starring: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker, Milla Jovovich
Screenplay by: Robert Mark Kamen, Luc Besson
Studio: Garamont Film Company
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: May 7th, 1997
Sienna Guillory has confirmed her role in the upcoming Resident Evil: Retribution with these tweets today: “Big day tomorrow! Meeting Paul W.S. Anderson and Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kultzer to see what my future looks like…” and “Thank you so much! Retribution Here I Come!”
The actress’ role in Resident Evil: Retribution had been questioned when reports about her being replaced were released. This stirred up a lot of negative attention with the fans, who were hoping for her to return.
No details have been revealed about who will play newcomers Ada Wong, Leon Kennedy and Barry Burton.
Paul W.S. Anderson begins shooting Resident Evil: Retribution in September with Milla Jovovich returning as Alice.
Resident Evil: Retribution comes to theaters September 14th, 2012 and stars Sienna Guillory, Milla Jovovich. The film is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.
Milla Jovovich’s daughter is following in her footsteps.
The model-turned-actress admits two-year-old Ever is already showing signs of become a showbiz star because she loves acting and singing. She said: “My mom said the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. My two-year-old daughter Ever would be such an actress She’s constantly going, ‘Okay, you be Ever and I’m momma,’ and we have to improvise a scene together with her playing me. You should see her singing ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow.’ She has a voice that’s horrific, but the emotion is just so real.”
Milla – who is married to actor Paul Anderson – says she is enjoying every moment of motherhood and takes the tot to work with her because she hates them being apart.
The “Resident Evil: Afterlife” beauty told: “Oh, she goes with me everywhere, she’s always on set with me. Now, I’m filming ‘Three Musketeers’ and she’s having a great time because I got her all these super-cheap princess dresses, like the bigger the better, the more cheesy, rhinestone-y, sequined stuff, and she loves it.”
The 3D action film tops the box office, while a star-studded heist flick reclaims second place.
“Resident Evil: Afterlife,” the fourth film in a zombie franchise starring Milla Jovovich, easily topped the weekend box office in North America on Sunday, earning more than the next six films combined as overall sales hit their lowest level in two years.
The new champ, the only major new release during the traditionally slow weekend following the Labor Day holiday, sold $27.7 million worth of tickets across the United States and Canada, a record for the series.
The old mark was held by its predecessor, “Resident Evil: Extinction,” which opened to $23.7 million in September 2007 and finished with $51 million. Its final tally was in line with that of 2004’s “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” and bigger than the $40 million haul of 2002’s “Resident Evil.”
“Resident Evil: Afterlife” was released in 3D, which boosted its sales by about $1 million, according to rough industry estimates. Internationally, the film earned $45.5 million from 29 markets, led by No. 1 openings in Japan ($15.5 million) and Russia ($9.5 million).
The films were released by Screen Gems, the mid-budget arm of Sony Corp, which collaborated on the development with German producer Constantin Film.
Screen Gems also claimed the No. 2 movie in North America as the heist thriller “Takers” earned $6.1 million, rising one place; its total stands at $48.1 million after three weekends.
Last weekend’s top film, Focus Features’ George Clooney assassin drama “The American,” dropped to No. 3 with $5.9 million, for a 12-day haul of $28.3 million.
Rounding out the top five were the violent exploitation homage “Machete” with $4.2 million, and Drew Barrymore’s latest romantic comedy bomb “Going the Distance” with $3.8 million. Their respective 10-day totals rose to $20.8 million and $14 million.
Related Link: Resident Evil – Afterlife Full Production Notes