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Resident Evil  

Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes and Colin Salmon
Written by Paul Anderson.
Produced by: Bernd Eichinger, .Samuel Hadida, Jeremy Bolt and Paul Anderson
Directed by
Paul Anderson

Budget: Unknown
Status: Awaiting release.
Released by Sony
ETA: March 15th 2002

Official Website:
Trailer: Windows Media Streaming (various)

Plot: Based on the mega-hit computer game series from Capcom, Resident Evil follows the S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Squad) as they investigate strange happenings in Racoon City, during which they stumble across a mysterious mansion in the middle of nowhere. Here, they discover that a biological experiment has taken place and within the mansion lurks it's former workers transformed into something from beyond the grave, a walking living dead breed intent on multiplying.

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Coming Soon report that there are ten, yes ten new clips from Resident Evil to view online, just in time for next weeks US release. Get on over to Coming Soon to download those clips.

Wanna listen to some of the soundtrack for Resident Evil? Well, now you can thanks to the guys over at They have samples from all 13 tracks from the CD that includes music from Method Man, Slipknot, Rammstein, Depeche Mode and Marilyn Manson amongst others. Click here to check it out.

Milla Jovovich has been talking to USA Today about her role in the film.

"I said to my brother, 'If they ever make a movie of this, I should be in it'," she tells the USA Today. "I knew the game, I loved it, and I thought the girl in the game was really cool."

She says that film has actually turned out to be pretty good, "People who love the game are going to get really into it because we've re-created scenes from the different games. For people who haven't played the game, there are some really intense moments that you wouldn't expect in see in your typical schlocky game movie."

The official website for Resident Evil have posted a number of different clips from the film. You can find all of the clips in The Hive section of the website. Go....

The winner of the Resident Evil poster competition has been announced. The winner receives a copy of a limited run of the movie poster he/she created, a private screening of "Resident Evil" for the winner and 100 friends, and $2,500 in cash. It's now up at Sony's official site.

The first English language trailer is now online in Windows Media Streaming format. Click on over to T-Online to check it out.

The top five posters from Sony's Resident Evil design competition are now up over at their site. You can now vote for the overall winner.

I'm also told that Sony have dropped 'Genesis' from the films title. It's now just plain Resident Evil.

A test screening review can now be found over at Aint It Cool News.

"It's funny that the producers dropped Romero and went with Anderson instead, since the movie plays very much like a Romero homage. Most of the audience seemed to have fun with it. I did. Didn't think it was great, just a fun, entertaining action/horror flick". Full article here....

The official website is now open where Sony are given surfers the chance to design and submit their own poster for the movie. The prize is to have your design in cinemas worldwide to promote Resident Evil, a private screening of the film in your home town and $2,500 in cash. The site also includes the first trailer. Check it out.

Carlton TV show Movie Nights was screened over here the other night and both Milla Jovovich and director Paul Anderson gave interviews. When asked if the film was very gory, like the game, Jovovich replied "Yes. If you count having your mouth fall off, then it is gory!" "We are doing our best to make it the most truthful, logical, believable, exciting, violent, vicious, gross, disgusting, great film! ", she then went on to talk about he character in the film, "I play Alice, who loses her memory at the beginning of the film. Slowly throughout the film she is trying to regain it and remember who she is and what she had to do with this. I'll leave it at that!" Paul Anderson had this to say about gore in the movie, "The game does have a lot of blood and violence in it, but ultimately what is good about the games is that they have really intriguing story lines and are really frightening. That is odd for a computer game where you are just looking at your TV screen and, compared to film or TV, it is very low quality animation that is clearly not real, yet you get so involved in it that it becomes terrifying. I have been playing the game and screamed; that is a real achievement for a game. I think we're trying to make the movie as terrifying as possible and capture the brooding menace that the game has."
Click here for the full interview

Capcom, the people behind the Resident Evil video game series have released a press release regarding the movie adaptation. They announced that the film would be released sometime in the early part of 2002 and not Halloween as first expected. There is no mention of David Boreanz in the press release at all. Hmm, anyway here's the press release in full.

"Resident Evil: Ground Zero is written, produced and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Event Horizon, Mortal Kombat). The horror-action thriller stars Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc), Michelle Rodriguez (Girlfight), Eric Mabius (Cruel Intentions), James Purefoy (A Knight's Tale) and German actress, Heike Makatsch. The movie is a Constantin Film production in cooperation with Davis Film, New Legacy and Impact Pictures, produced by Bernd Eichinger of Constantin Film, Samuel Hadida of Davis Film, and Jeremy Bolt and Paul W.S. Anderson of Impact Pictures Ltd. Intermedia (the company behind Harrison Ford's K:19) handles international sales. Robert Kulzer, of Constantin Film, Victor Hadida of Davis Film and Daniel Kletzky, president of Entertainment Licensing Associates, serve as executive producers. In addition to the film, a line of complimentary fan and collector-based merchandise will be released throughout the world, as well as a soundtrack."
"Production began shooting on March 5, on location in and around Berlin and on stage at Studio Berlin. The movie is an all-new story inspired by the Resident Evil franchise. In Resident Evil: Ground Zero, Alice (Milla Jovovich) and Rain (Michelle Rodriguez) lead a crack team of commandos into ``The Hive,'' a vast underground genetic research facility, where a deadly viral outbreak occurred just hours earlier. The virus wiped out the entire research staff and brought them back as ravenous undead. Alice has only three hours to trap the virus inside the complex or the undead are threatening to overrun the earth. To their horror the team realizes that the undead humans are not the only thing roaming the compound ...something even more insidious seems to be going on there."


Image (c) Constantin Films (from official press photos)
Another great shot from Resident Evil, this time of Michelle Rodriguez as 'Rain'.

Also, on a memo was posted in reference to the number of Resident Evil pics appeareing on the web. It also states that there is a spy on set. Naughty people. Here's what the memo said; '... Given the recent appearance of an unauthorized photograph relating to Resident Evil on the internet, it seems necessary to bring to everyone's immediate attention that an essential condition of your engagement on this Production is the confidential nature of all matters relating to the Film. There is huge public interest in Resident Evil, and for this reason the circulation of unauthorised photographs, video recordings and information related to the script, technical processes used in the film an the production are strictly prhibited and if dicovered, would constitute gross misconduct.' This fantastic German site dedicated to all things Resident Evil also posted a digitised video of Michelle Rodriguez in what's probably a make-up test shoot for the film, check it!!

Variety have reported that Sony are going for the rights for Resident Evil to release under one of their 'labels'. The film is co-financed by Constantin Films and Intermedia and the budget was estimated at $40 million.


Images (c) Constantin Films

Check out the three pics above from the film. I can't quite make out who is in the one on the far left (it could be either Michelle Rodriguez or Milla Jovovich), i'm pretty sure that Michelle Rodriguez is in the centre pic battling more zombie and that's definately Milla on the right next to 'clapperboard'.


Image (c) Constantin Films
With things well underway on the Resident Evil movie, the first pic has been posted on Constantin Films' official website. Check out the fantastic pic of Milla Jovovich above. There's just something about women and guns isn't there. A little background behind the film. It was originally to be written and directed by horror legend and livivg dead creator George A. Romero, but it wasn't to be and now Paul Anderson has written the script and is directing too. Do not confuse Anderson with Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia). Paul Anderson is responsible for movies like Event Horizon, Soldier and Shopping. On board cast wise is Angel's David Boreanaz, The Fifth Element's Milla Jovovich (she will play Alice)and Girlfight's Michelle Rodriguez who will play Rain

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