The fourth installment of the Resident Evil film franchise is on its way with production having already begun in Toronto. Titled, Resident Evil: Afterlife and entering into the 3D genre, the movie brings back Milla Jovovich’s Alice character back to put an end to more zombies and the like.

Also returning to the franchise are two of the characters from Resident Evil: Extinction: Ali Larter’s Claire Redfield and Spencer Locke’s K-Mart. That’s not all though! If you’re a Prison Break fan, you’ll be happy to know that Wentworth Miller has signed on to play Chris Redfield, the brother of Ali Larter’s character and star of the recently successful Resident Evil 5 video game.

This is exciting news for fans of the films, especially knowing that there is a lot more to come in the future from the Resident Evil series. Recently, reports have popped up revealing that this movie is set to kickstart an entire second Resident Evil trilogy. Conflicting reports later revealed that the fifth film is some sort of reboot tentatively titled Resident Evil Begins.

We’re not sure what that means as of yet, but as we get more info, Screen Rant will keep you in the know.

Wentworth Miller, star or Prison Break

I imagine that what we’ll see in the background or conclusion of Afterlife will present the setting of fifth installment which will follow a team of military folk (read: victims) against a “powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.”

I wasn’t a big fan of the last two Resident Evils but I did enjoy the first for what it was. I’ll probably end up seeing this out of curiosity in hopes that its slightly better and the addition of Wentworth Miller certainly helps sell the flick.

Chris Redfield from Resident Evil 5 video game – Wentworth needs to start working out

What do you think about Wentworth Miller coming on board, and are you in for another set of Resident Evil movies?

Paul W. S. Anderson, who’s writing and producing, is also back in the director’s chair for Resident Evil: Afterlife and the film is set to release August 27, 2010.

Source: Coming Soon