RESIDENT EVIL SEQUEL NEWS
It was revealed in the latest issue of Wizard Magazine (Issue 142, July 2003) that the film formerly known as Resident Evil: Nemesis is now definitely in the production process. Renamed Resident Evil: Apocalypse, the feature film sequel will once again star Millia Jovovich as the half-naked zombie-killer Alice and Eric Mabius as Matt.
Joining the duo for the second installment will be three new companions ripped directly from the game; and while it may not come as a surprise to all of you, we were completely floored: Jill Valentine is going to be one of the movie's central characters!
The actress set to play Miss Valentine is still under negotiations (though we're going to go out on a limb and predict that either Famke Jensen or Alyson Hannigan will get the role... *drool*), and the identities of the other two game-related costars are still a mystery. Speculation is running wild, however, as industry experts are tossing around names like Chris Redfield to Albert Wesker like they were frisbees. Currently the movie is preparing to film and should debut in theaters in the middle of 2004 courtesy of returning director Paul Anderson.
Though exact story details are unknown, the ending of the first film should be an indication as to what to expect (prepare for spoilers): Alice, Jill, and company find themselves alone and outnumbered as they fight off the massive undead population of Raccoon City. Don't be surprised if popular monsters like the Hunter or badass boss creature Nemesis make appearances as well.
Courtesy of Filmforce IGN