Details are still a bit thin on the ground for this one, but I’ll give you what I have…
The word is that Paul WS Anderson will return to direct this one (he directed the first and the fourth installments), and Milla Jovovich will reprise her role once again as Alice. Now, where it does get a bit confusing is in the rumour that Sienna Guillory would return as Jill Valentine – other unconfirmed sources have this character being recast. I’ve also seen reports of Ali Larter returning as Claire Redfield, but since this one is supposed to be a prequel, I very much doubt that.
So, yes its going to be a prequel. What, no re-boot? Surely its about time for a re-imagining of the entire series? Lol. Personally, I love the Resident Evil movies and am very excited about it returning. The All Action No Plot Movie Club went to see Resident Evil: Afterlife not that long ago, and as preparation for it I sat through the first three movies in the series on consecutive nights. And loved it! It was like my own little Resident Evil mini-series.
More details to follow when I get them. Filming is set to begin apparently this October in Toronto and Tokyo. Resident Evil: Retribution is pencilled in to open in the UK and US on 14 September 2012, so still a way to go yet.