3D to be done by the same team that did Avatar
It was just one month back that Shock discovered Milla and her fiancÃ©, director/producer Paul W.S. Anderson, would be returning to the franchise for Resident Evil: Afterlife, scheduled to start shooting in September for release in September 2010.
The last time we left Alice, there were literally thousands of Alice clones ready to be unleashed on the world, and at first, Ms. Jovovich was slightly tentative on getting into detailes about where the story might go from there. “There’s a great script and it’s going to be pretty wild. It’s going to be in 3D,” she said diplomatically. “They figured out a lot of stuff. We start shooting in September, they’ve got it all figured out at this point.”
She was a little more candid when asked about what convinced her and Anderson to return to the franchise for a fourth time. “The movie makes money,” she admitted. “If it makes more money than the last one, you’d think that people want to see another one, so we’ll do another one. There’s been a lot of interest online, there’s been a lot of letters from fansâ€¦ film company. It’s not like I said, ‘Hey, honey! Let’s do another one right away!’ I mean, it’s an expensive film and it’s all business and if the third one didn’t do well, there wouldn’t be another one.”
Anderson has really been getting prepared to make his return to directing the franchise since the first movie, especially with the 3D factor being added to the equation. “He’s been really studying it and seeing all the different things they have and watching every 3D movie ever made pretty much,” Milla told us. “Especially for a movie like this, because it’s wild and a lot of action and a lot of potential for 3D to use the medium at its best. Paul has been going to every 3D company and he’s now signed a deal to go with Jim Cameron’s 3D company–they did ‘Avatar’–It should be pretty interesting. I’ve never actually seen a 3D movie.”
Next up after A Perfect Getaway for Ms. Jovovich is The Fourth Kind, a psychological thriller set in Alaska (out on November 6), and Stone with Edward Norton, and you can read more about them in our full interview next week.
Source: Edward Douglas