Considering all the plot-related info concerning Re5ident Evil: Retribution (as the fifth RE flick is now officially titled) that's been leaked by franchise starlet Milla Jovovich and her husband/director Paul W.S. Anderson, it seems odd that an actual official synopsis for the newest installment in the post-zombapocalyptic video game-based franchise hasn't been unveiled - before now.
Screen Gems has gone ahead and released the official Retribution synopsis; in related news, a teaser trailer for the movie should be arriving very soon (in all likelihood, attached to prints of the upcoming Underworld Awakening).
Here is the official, spoiler-free lowdown on the plot of the fifth RE film:
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.
Based on this storyline summary, Retribution sound pretty straight-forward and basic (ie. another round of Alice vs. zombies, with some (shocking?) plot twists thrown into the mix). However, as die-hard RE fans are undoubtedly aware, Anderson has actually taken fan input to heart and will (at long last) be bringing several beloved characters and popular monsters to life in live-action form, including: Ada Wong (Bingbing Li), Leon Scott Kennedy (Johann Urb), zombies infected with the Las Plagas virus, the disgusting Lickers, and even a big action set piece directly based on one of the more famous ones from the original RE games.
That's all to say: if you're still a RE fan (and, judging by the box office receipts for Resident Evil: Afterlife, there are a lot of you) then your loyalty looks to be rewarded, since Retribution should have better action, improved shot-in-3D effects, more interesting character dynamics, and perhaps the best storyline out of any RE flick to date - and yeah, we know the latter accomplishments won't exactly be hard to manage.
Re5ident Evil: Retribution will be released in 2D and 3D theaters in the U.S. on September 14th, 2012. As was mentioned before, check back on Screen Rant for the teaser trailer in the near future.
Source: Screen Gems