Miller and Larter Join Resident Evil 4
Plot details revealed: prison zombies!
Do you want Resident Evil: Afterlife news? Really? Seriously? OK, you’re in luck, because thanks to those lovely peeps over at blackfilm.com, we’ve got some. Brace yourselves: this is big.
Wentworth Miller – yes, that Wentworth Miller; the star of Prison Break, the one who sounds like he just stepped straight out of Trumpton – has joined the cast of Paul W.S. Anderson’s zombie flick, the fourth in the apparently unstoppable series based on the classic games.
We know – mindblowing. Especially when nothing has been revealed about his character, not even a name. (Although hard-core gamers might well be putting two and two together and coming up with Leon Kennedy...)
But if you think you can take any more, there’s more: Ali Larter, who showed up in the third movie, Resident Evil: Extinction, will return as Claire Redfield!
Pick your jaw off the floor and reattach it. This is serious, people.
The revelations were, um, revealed to blackfilm by Boris Kodjoe, an actor who’s just joined the cast. In an exclusive interview with the site, he spilled those casting beans but also a few plot details that made us sit up and take notice – for this appears to be a new take on Assault On Precinct 13. With added zombies. And that’s got to be worth watching, right?
“I play the leader of the survivors in LA,” says Kodjoe, who can be seen shortly in Bruce Willis’ The Surrogates. “Milla Jovovich’s character, Alice, is roaming the world looking for survivors and… she comes across an LA jail… and she lands on top of the roof and partners up with me to fight the guys that are coming after them. We’re trying to get all of the survivors out of the jail to safety.”
Intriguing. If you ask Empire, and we’re aware that you didn’t, zombies work best in a siege situation. And siege situations don’t come much more iconic than John Carpenter’s classic cop thriller, so by transplanting brain-eating ghouls into that scenario, then Anderson – returning to writing/directing duties for the first time since the 2002 original – might, repeat might, be onto a winner. And who better to help a bunch of people break out of a prison than the star of Prison Break?
For more from Kodjoe on the next entry in the franchise, click over to Blackfilm.com and tell ‘em we sent you. They’ll know what it means.