BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
It became pretty clear earlier this summer that Resident Evil 6 - a.k.a. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter - wouldn't be making its announced September 2014 release date. After all, writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson revealed he was still working on the second draft of the script in June. But for those of you who were hoping that the sequel would end up in theaters sometime in 2015, I have some bad news.
Let's ignore the eye roll worthy title for a moment, and move on to the latest news about this proposed picture, namely that Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich are said to be in talks.
For Survivor, Jovovich will be playing a State Department employee working a new position in Londonís American embassy, tasked with diverting terrorists from making it to the U.S. For this, she becomes targeted by someone and framed for a series of crimes. She then has to try to stop a huge terrorist attack in Times Square on New Yearís Eve.
This will be Jovovich's first time working with Almereyda, but the same can not be said for Hawke. The filmmaker and the actor previously teamed up for another Shakespeare adaptation, namely the tepidly-received Hamlet from 2000. You can watch the trailer below to get an idea of what we can expect to see from Cymbeline.
All four actors have plenty of action genre cred that should help the four new stars fit in quite well with the rest of the ensemble cast. The question that remains, however, is how the four characters will be used. I'd personally want to see Chan, Snipes and Jovovich join up with the good guys and then cast Cage as a ridiculously over-the-top bad guy with plans for world domination. But what do you think?
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The Game of Thrones panel left Hall H in tatters. Itís up to Resident Evil: Retribution to sweep up the pieces and re-energize this San Diego Comic Con crowd with the promise of zombies, guns and Milla Jovovich in skin-tight leather.
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Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich reunite on the fifth installment of the blockbuster Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: Retribution, bringing forth another zombie-laden horror-thriller centered on the remarkable resilient security officer turned zombie slayer, Alice.
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For those of use who have been fans of the Resident Evil video games since way back when the first one was released in 1996, itís been a huge disappointment to see all these film adaptations roll through and not see one single appearance of Leon Kennedy, star of Resident Evil 2. His RE2 costar Claire Redfield has appeared in both the third and fourth films played by Ali Larter, but Kennedy has sadly been passed over. Until now.
While the movie didn't screen early for critics, Paul W.S. Anderson's The Three Musketeers opened at midnight last night and some reviewers bought tickets so that they could publish an opinion on the movie today. The result has been overwhelmingly negative, our own Katey Rich calling it, "the rare movie that's so dumb it's impossible to understand" (expect her full review later today).
It's never funny when people are injured on a movie set, doing their jobs in the name of making some entertainment for the masses, but it's hard to resist when the people injured are 16 extras dressed up in full zombie makeup. I mean, the possibilities for confusion are endless
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