Submitted by: Michael Hickerson (SoSF Staff Jorunalist)
This news from SciFi Wire should make our own Michael R. Minnenga extremely happy…
Milla Jovovich, who stars in the upcoming sequel film Resident Evil: Extinction, told SCI FI Wire that she not only reprises her character Alice, but also plays a cloned version of her as well.
“It was really interesting,” Jovovich said in an interview at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif., on July 28. “I mean, definitely, I played it very different from how I play Alice today. It was kind of much more who Alice was in the first movie, I think. It was just a bit more innocent and a bit more of a child, in a way. I mean, she’s just kind of born. So she doesn’t really understand and know everything that Alice knows about herself.”
Jovovich said that there is more than one clone of Alice in the film and described a pit where the deceased ones have been disposed of. “I just thought it really gave the movie such an interesting feeling,” she said. “It was crazy. Like, I’ve never actually really died before, so to have died multiple times is really crazy. And then we filmed all of the clones in the pit and having to [get into position] like ‘What do you think?’ Does this look weird enough?'”
In the third installment of the film franchise based on the popular video-game series Resident Evil, the world’s population has been turned into zombies by the Umbrella Corp.’s experimental T-virus. As a handful of human survivors make their way to Alaska, Alice becomes their protector, but her presence could also put them in danger.
Jovovich has expressed her disappointment in the past with the second film, but said that she was much happier with the way this one turned out. “I just think everything about this film is so much tighter and more together,” she said. “The script is so much better and the ideas are much more precise. And we’ve got these really great storylines going, and it’s just interesting, and you’ve got a few different worlds within one movie.” Resident Evil: Extinction opens Sept. 21.