Milla Jovovich is returning as zombie-slayer Alice in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and she took to Instragram to share some new images of her in costume on the set in Cape Town, South Africa, the location where the previous movies were filmed. The sixth and final installment will be helmed by Milla's husband, Paul W.S. Anderson, director of three of the five films in the franchise, and writer of all six.As far back as this past June, Milla began posting photos from the production, including shots from the special effects department as they prepare the zombies. The Final Chapter picks up after the events of Resident Evil: Retribution, which finds Project Alice battling the Red Queen to save what remains of humanity.
Retribution was released in 2012 and grossed $240 million worldwide. The 2002 original earned $102 million globally, while 2004's Resident Evil: Apocalypse earned $129 million. Extinction was released in 2007, and it earned $147 million, while 2010's Afterlife earned an impressive $296 million. The Resident Evil series has been one of the most successful game-to-movie adaptations, grossing over $915 million worldwide.
As preciously reported, Ali Larter will reprise her role as Claire Redfield in the post-apocalyptic pic. Jovovich shared a selfie with her co-star taken on set, peep it below, and check out more images from the set here, including a preview of Milla's make-up tests.
Also confirmed for the highly-anticipated conclusion is Wentworth Miller as Chris Redfield, Bingbing Li as Ada Wong, Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine, and Johann Urb as Leon S. Kennedy, Movie Pilot reports.Here's the official synopsis for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
"Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.Resident Evil: The Final Chapter hits theaters January 27, 2017.
In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between losing her superhuman abilities and Umbrella's impending attack, this will be Alice's most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion."
Meanwhile, the cast and crew of the film have been left devastated after stuntwoman Olivia Jackson suffered a near-fatal accident that left her in a medically-induced coma. Milla took to her official Facebook page to speak about the horrific incident.
"I sit down to write this post with a heavy heart, because a terrible accident rocked our set on Saturday the 5th of September. My incredibly talented stunt double, Olivia Jackson, collided with a camera crane while performing a motorcycle stunt and it put her in the hospital with severe, multiple injuries," Jovovich wrote. "We now understand she is stable and being carefully monitored by very experienced South African doctors."
People reports that Olivia suffered severe head injuries and a punctured lung after colliding with the metal camera arm during a high-speed motorcycle chase. She was not wearing protective gear at the time. Jackson also performed stunts in the forthcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Her husband, fellow stunt performer David Grant, also posted a message on Facebook on Tuesday, letting fans and supporters know that his wife has been "making steady progress."
Milla Jovovich most recently starred in James McTeigue's Survivor, which was released on both Blu-ray and DVD on June 23.
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