Milla Jovovich Talks Clones And 3D For New Resident Evil, Anderson Directing

Milla Jovovich is promoting The Perfect Getaway, but is also talking about Resident Evil 4: Afterlife, which starts shooting later this year. She has confirmed that her husband, Paul WS Anderson, will direct as well as produce, and that he's reasearching 3D techniques in order to shoot this chapter in the format. She's also given a bit of info about what we'll be likely to see, storywise, and it sounds like Jovovich will be busy, if nothing else. Why? "The clones are definitely in it," she tells Bloody Disgusting.

"Let's just say this. The clones are definitely in it. You've got multiple Alice's kicking serious butt. And definitely the real Alice has some pretty major things happen to her that change the stakes a little bit. That's probably all I can give you in a vague sort of way. It's definitely going to be a different Alice than who we're used to...There's the clones and it's going to be a lot of work. I'm gonna be working every day for the next four months on this and it's gonna be bigger than ever. It's super-exciting."

For the 3D work, Anderson is going with the folks that brought James Cameron's Avatar into the third dimension. Avatar is always a good name to drop these days, especially when you're focusing on the tech side of things, but that doesn't really mean anything beyond the fact that, yes, the new Resident Evil will be in 3D.

I do like Jovovich's statement about making the film; it's easy to look down on another Resident Evil movie (I've certainly done so, and probably will again) but there's always the business angle to consider. For whatever reason, these movies make money. "You know what, every two years I get a steady job and as an actor [and] that's a huge relief. Then I get to do all my little independent movies that no one sees. I get more versatile things for myself." Boilerplate 'one for them, one for me' angle, sure, but valid nonetheless.