Like the zombies that star in it, the Resident Evil movie franchise will not die. Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth entry in the long-running movie series, will begin filming this October for a release in 2012.
While the films have largely splintered from the narrative of the games, the latest film, Afterlife, made some nods to the game series, featuring characters like Wesker and Jill Valentine. The next movie, also directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, will continue that trend.
According to Bloody Disgusting, Milla Jovovich will return as Alice, the headlining star of the films so far. In addition, Jill Valentine, Barry Burton and Leon S. Kennedy will all be making appearances in the upcoming film. According to the report, the movie will take Alice from Toronto to Japan.
Sony's Screen Gems studio is aiming for a release on September 14, 2012--just in time for next year's Halloween rush.