Rumours are circulating that a planned fourth installment of the “Resident Evil” series – the third has just been completed, and the fourth was set to go up shortly after – has been put to sleep before its even escaped the studio womb.
Checked in with one of the stars of “Resident Evil: Extinction”, due out next year, who says as far as he knows plans for a “Resident Evil 4” are still very much alive.
Actor Chris Durand (Michael Myers in "Halloween H20") tells Moviehole that there was plenty of talk about a fourth film whilst they were filming the movie and he’s yet to hear otherwise. “I understood that 4 would take place in Alaska in the extreme Winter”.
What could be happening here is that the studio is announcing the next film as the final part of a trilogy – meaning “Resident Evil 4” will be the start of something new; a spin-off perhaps with one of the other characters. One little rumour that has been doing the rounds is that the character of Leon Kennedy could be the hero of the next movie – which would fit in nicely with these other rumours.
"Resident Evil: Extinction" is set in between 3 - 5 years after the events of "Apocalypse", the Umbrella Corporation has failed to control a series of T-Virus outbreaks and the U.S. has been almost wiped out. With very little humanity left, a handful of survivors are travelling around the remnants of the world in heavily armored convoys that go to the least populated parts of the world.
Milla Jovovich returns as Alice, and she's running with a new pack of humans, with Claire Redfield (Ali Larter) leading a convoy (a school bus and a modified ambulance) that's cutting through the wastelands of the United States on a long trek to Alaska. Hunted by the minions of the scheming Dr. Isaacs, Alice has zombies hungry for her flesh and lab rats hungry for her blood, while Alice is hungry for Revenge. Discuss this article in our Forums