The fourth Resident Evil movie (Resident Evil: Afterlife) has had its release date change. It's not a delay, though. The flick will hit a couple weeks earlier than had previously been announced. You'll be able to catch Afterlife in that proverbial theater near you on August 27, 2010, so put your waiting hat on and get in line now. What else do you have to do?
Milla Jovovich (who is, literally, the most beautiful woman I have ever seen in real life) is back to play Alice, and Paul W.S. Anderson will once again helm, as he has in past RE flicks.
The first question gamers always want to know about game-to-movie flicks is "How close will it hew to the source material?" Here's Anderson on that topic:
"Once again we're doing it completely with the blessing of the videogame company. We got a lot of flack [on the sequels] for, 'Why isn't the movie set in the mansion just exactly like the very first videogame?..."The game is constantly [moving] and so is the movie franchise. We're doing it very much in conjunction with the developers of the videogame to give the audience something fresh but something that fits within the world of the videogame."
Fan question two: Will Jill Valentine return? That one is harder to answer. No one (but the people making the flick) knows, but many fans would really, really like Valentine to show up, but as of now, no one is saying one way or the other. Of course there's an online petition about the matter right here. Everyone knows online petitions always work.