Franchise star Milla Jovovich was the leading source of information and set photos (via her Twitter) for last year's Resident Evil: Afterlife. With that in mind, it shouldn't come as a shock to you Maniacs that she'll likely be the primary source in regards to the upcoming fifth installment in Sony Screen Gems' profitable franchise. Of course it likely doesn't hurt that she's married to series executive producer and returning director Paul W.S. Anderson.
The actress has once again responded to fans via Twitter, confirming that she will indeed be returning to star in the next chapter while also giving us a name for the next 3D sequel.
"I think its called RE: Retribution, but i have to ask paul 2 b sure."
Milla also adds that fans will once again see Japan as a setting within the next flick with ""I pray 4 japan everyday and i can't wait 2 go there and shoot the nxt RE!"
As for the common complaint among fans of Capcom's Resident Evil series, she responded to those comments as well in consecutive 140 characters or less tweets.
"Just 2 let the RE fans know, cause there's been a bunch of questions abt the nxt film, paul has kids that are proffessional players...all they do is play the games till they master every level and unlock every code. they play the games for WEEKS and give paul the footage. So he's literally watching days of the most awesome RE players out there to get inspiration 4 the nxt installment of the franchise. "
No director or screenwriter is officially attached but Resident Evil: Afterlife helmer Paul W.S. Anderson confirmed he had a fifth story in mind when he led the previous 3D installment last year. And fans who watched the last movie obviously saw the cliffhanger ending which set it all up.
Sony Screen Gems has Resident Evil: Retribution a 3D release date of September 14, 2012.