Thanks to the folks over at UGO, we now have three new images from this fall’s 3D zombie/video game action flick Resident Evil: Afterlife. The new images give us a look at the main cast of the film, including that of franchise newcomer, Wentworth Miller.
Milla Jovovich will return once again as zombie killer Alice in Resident Evil: Afterlife. The word from the actress herself is that her character will not have the superpowers granted to her in previous Resident Evil films – this time, she’ll have to depend on her regular gun-slinging, weapon-wielding skills to take out legions of undead monsters.
Miller (Prison Break) will join Jovovich in the film as Chris Redfield, a brawny warrior and protagonist of the original Resident Evil video game. The character will make his on-screen debut in this new film as he follows Alice to Los Angeles – the setting for the latest battle between the Undead and some of the last surviving remnants of humanity.
Alice looks as ready as ever to kick some zombie butt in the new Resident Evil – even without helpful supernatural abilities – as you can see in the image below:
It looks as though Miller is prepping to throw his glasses towards the camera in this next image, a bit you might recall seeing briefly in the Resident Evil:Afterlife teaser trailer. Hopefully, the “objects flying at the audience” trick won’t be used too much in the film, as it’s a gimmick that’s shown up WAY too often in several 3D films by now.
Redfield will join forces with Alice and his sister Claire (Alice Larter) in the new film as well. Clair’s backstory in the original Resident Evil video games was altered significantly in the last film – Resident Evil: Extinction – which ended with her departing via helicopter along with a horde of other human survivors, while Alice went off to confront the villainous Dr. Isaacs (Iain Glen).
Through some means, Claire finds herself once again fighting alongside Alice and her brother in the new Resident Evil adventure. Judging by the image below, she’ll be armed and ready for action.
Resident Evil:Afterlife will see Paul W.S. Anderson back in the director’s chair for the first time since 2002. His original Resident Evil is still regarded by many fans as the best in the series and Anderson’s kinetic style of filmmaking stands to benefit from the 3D format, so this new entry looks to have a better shot than Resident Evil: Extinction did back in 2007.
What do you think? Does Miller look like a fine addition to the Resident Evil franchise? Sound off in the comments section below.
Resident Evil: Afterlife hits regular, 3D, and IMAX screens in the U.S. on September 10, 2010.
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