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Plot details revealed: prison zombies!

22 September 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Blackfilm

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Do you want Resident Evil: Afterlife news? Really? Seriously? OK, you’re in luck, because thanks to those lovely peeps over at, 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 and tell ‘em we sent you. They’ll know what it means.


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Your Comments

RE: well done.
They are junk food, but can be pretty enjoyable. I didn't mind the first three, indeed had a lot of fun with 2 + 3. Rather Anderson was doing this than a franchise I actully give a damn about. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 18:53 on 25 September 2009 | Report This Post

RE: well done.
L: Snake-Eyes dvd afterlife for teenage boys who will buy the film as part of a PS3 deal at HMV. Well Done Paul wah ha HAAAA! These films suck ass, we know this to be true, but they wouldn't be so bad if they weren't shitting on a well loved universe.  Please stop.  Now, I'll never get to see Chris Redfield beat the shit out of Super-Wesker at the cinema. L: Chris Hewitt so by transplanting brain-eating ghouls into that scenario, then Anderson – returning to writing/d More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 17:44 on 25 September 2009 | Report This Post

well done.
I actually have to rate Mr. Anderson in a way - he MUST know that his films are utter shite but he ALSO knows that there is a post-cinema dvd afterlife for teenage boys who will buy the film as part of a PS3 deal at HMV. Well Done Paul, you smart, loaded , untalented bastard, you! More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 21:34 on 22 September 2009 | Report This Post

Assault On JackShit!
A siege situation invovling zombies? Hmm, sounds like EVERY George A. Romero zombie flick ever made! "Night of the Living Dead" was a siege in a house. "Dawn of the Dead" was a siege in a shopping mall. "Day of the Dead" was a siege on an army base. And Carpenter's "Assault On Precinct 13" was heavily influenced by "Night of the Living Dead" right down to the then-unusual black hero. If they're going to rip off superior movies, they should More

Posted by BenTramer at 19:31 on 22 September 2009 | Report This Post

Empire snobbery at it's best!
I love the way Empire gets all snobby and patronising when it comes to Resident Evil... Some of us like our zombie films, and would much rather watch them than the latest tedious Russell Crowe epic. Still... patronise away if it makes you feel really superior and clever, I'm sure this one will do aswell as the previous films and we'll get a fifth - at least, I hope so, can't wait for this one! Dave More

Posted by guitardave at 19:02 on 22 September 2009 | Report This Post

Still alive?
At least the game series had the decency to bow out after the last not so great installment. Who is paying to see this crap? More

Posted by rich at 16:59 on 22 September 2009 | Report This Post

Bring it on!
This is all good news! I like the games, but I absolutely love these films and the third was the best yet! Got high hopes for this one, but I've yet to be disappointed in this series. As long as Milla Jovovich is kicking zombie arse, they'll get my money every time! More

Posted by RetroWizzy at 13:56 on 22 September 2009 | Report This Post

First he rips off ROMERO now he is ripping off CARPENTER, when will all this lacklustre bollocks end.
Lets face it GEORGE A. ROMERO invented the zombie genre as we know it and no one can make a film about the dead with such vision and humour. Paul W. Anderson is a hack who has upset RESIDENT EVIL Games fans by writing and directing these bastard abortion PG13 shite. The films are shit simple as. Get Romero to direct a film based upon the game RESIDENT EVIL 2 and it could turn the franchise around, until then fans of this film franchise are thick, because lets face it anderson must be taking the More

Posted by Horrorguru at 12:31 on 22 September 2009 | Report This Post

Assault on Precinct 13?
wernt that set in a police station? Prison, zombies? sounds alot like the Walking Dead to me.. More

Posted by top_ash at 12:03 on 22 September 2009 | Report This Post

A bad infection!
As a Huge fan of the original Resident Evil Game series, (0,1,2,3,4,5) I am truly gutted about the lackluster film franchise that we have been infected (sorry) with. Lets face it, the games are like films themselves, thats why they work so well, however, a poor story writer and script writer has gotten their hands on it, and destroyed they integrity of the story and made it mindless zombie shoot em up, that know one cares about... I mean... Who/what the Fuck is Alice... Truly Furious! More

Posted by jonny.m89 at 11:49 on 22 September 2009 | Report This Post

Wtf, just 2 days ago I was dreaming up this scenario about a zombie attack on a prison. It's a fantastic location agains zombies: available weapons, hardend people, cells,'s sooo cool :) More

Posted by Bluehawk at 11:43 on 22 September 2009 | Report This Post

I watched Andersons last directional effort recently and turned it off half way. The third was the most watchable so a return to the directors chair makes this less exciting news. More

Posted by SKUSH Man at 10:23 on 22 September 2009 | Report This Post

Classic Siege Thriller and Zombies?
Don't you mean Night Of The living Dead? More

Posted by The Equalizer at 10:16 on 22 September 2009 | Report This Post

cynism Empire?
The first film is a guilty pleasure of mine so quite looking forward to this (although I wait till the DVD). But at least its not news about a remake or a re-imagining or whatever the hell that means!! Shame they are not bringing that hot, skinny chick back from the second one!! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 09:43 on 22 September 2009 | Report This Post

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