SDCC ’12: Highlights From The Resident Evil: Retribution Panel


Even though the San Diego Comic-Con 2012 is still going through with all strength, a lot of good stuff already made an appearance at the event. Yesterday afternoon the Sony Pictures panel was one of the highlights of the event, with cast members and directors for movies of the studio such as the Total Recall reboot starring Collin Farrell, Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, Elysium starring Matt Damon and Wagner Moura and the one we’re gonna talk about here, Resident Evil: Retribution, starring Milla Jovovich and Sienna Guillory.

Twenty minutes of the panel was reserved for the upcoming zombie movie, and writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson was in attendance alongside cast members Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Oded Fehr, Boris Kodjoe and Mika Nakashima, who debuted a new clip, which was a climatic two minutes fight sequence between Alice (Jovovich) and Jill Valentine (Guillory), they also spoke on the possibility of filming a sixth movie and more, here are some of the highlights from that panel:

Retribution is the fifth film in the curiously popular franchise — the last film grossed almost $300 million globally — and Anderson described it as “The beginning of the end.” His leading lady (and wife) Jovovich went even further, claiming that Anderson had told her: “I really want to bring this to a closure. If we did do another one, I really want to end this story.” So this could be the penultimate Resident Evil movie, maybe!

The panel showed off a couple minutes of the climactic action sequence, featuring what Anderson described as “the icy showdown between Alice and Jill Valentine.” The setting looked Arctic, with frozen ships and a craft punching its way through the ice. The scene featured lots of slow-motion acrobatics. More to the point, it featured a lot of Michelle Rodriguez. Her character, Rain, injects herself with a sciencey-looking serum that apparently makes her superstrong and gives her a Wolverine-esque healing factor.

According to Anderson, the climactic action sequence will run a total of nine minutes in the final movie, and the trailer already promises carnage in Red Square and Times Square. So “more is more” is the operating philosophy, if you’re a fan of the franchise, then Retribution is everything you’ve always wanted.

Noting that Retribution will introduce Leon Kennedy — a protagonist from the videogame series — one attendee asked Anderson, “Would you ever consider making a spin-off about Leon…without Alice?” Jovovich responded with hilarious mock indignation, before admitting (see Big Revelations) that her days in the franchise may be numbered.

A man dressed in a simply horrendous Buzz Lightyear outfit asked Michelle Rodriguez: “In terms of the Resident Evil series, would you ever consider having sex with me?” The always game Rodriguez laughed and then responded with a brilliant stream-of-consciousness takedown: “You remind me of this guy I used to live next to. He was blasted off his bonkers bazoo, and he was in his backyard doing something really horrible to himself. I had to call the cops. I had a sword in one hand and my .45 that Sam Jackson gave me for S.W.A.T., and I remember looking at him through the glass and laughing at him. And you look so much like him and it’s freaking me out.”

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly for these highlights featured on the article. Stay tuned on CBT for even more from San Diego Comic-Con 2012, and I’ll be updating this article when footage of the panel find its way on the internet.


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Source : Entertainment Weekly