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"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" Movie News: Milla Jovovich dropped a new photo on Instagram showing the makeup prep for the upcoming closing of the Resident Evil horror franchise. The photo shows Jovovich getting her face fitted for a cast.
Milla Jovovich had to delay production on the series' sixth entry, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, due to pregnancy. Milla Jovovich posted an Instagram photo showing she's back in shape and ready to head off to e South Africa to start shooting the final film in the zombie franchise.
"Well, the moment so many of you have been waiting for is finally here where I can tell you that it's zombie killing season for the Jovovich-Anderson clan!" Jovovich captioned the Instagram photo.
"Here I am getting my face cast made for "resident evil: the final chapter"!! I leave to South Africa tomorrow to start prepping for the movie! #residentevilmovie #ladiary."
The production of The sixth installment of Paul W.S. Anderson's hit zombie-slaying movie franchise, "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" will reportedly begin soon.
Mother of two Jovovich's Instagram account was flooded with likes and comments.
Also revealed that she and the crew are leaving for South Africa (particularly in Johannesburg and Cape Town) "tomorrow" to "start prepping for the movie!"
The movie is currently being listed with a Sept. 2, 2016 release date.
"The month of September has worked rather well for previous four films in the franchise, but perhaps the final chapter will move to the spring, which is where the first film landed back in 2002," according to Collider magazine.
The sixth installment of "Resident Evil" movie series was originally supposed to hit theaters in September 2014.
Directors/screenwriters Jeff Buhler and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo have commenced work on yet another feature script/project, this one for Fox, entitled Into the Zombie Underworld.
“We are working on the script right now,” offered Buhler. “It’s based on this article about a guy who went to Haiti when his wife was part of the UN peacekeeping mission there, just before the earthquake. The article had some parallels to The Serpent and the Rainbow, in that he started digging into the secret voodoo world that exists there. He embarked on this mystery, learned how neurotoxins work, and of the hidden zombie world, which is a very real thing. The article was fascinating, and we’re adapting it now as a feature.”
Of their take, Buhler stated, “I love zombie movies, but I feel that the supernatural version of zombies that we’ve seen in television and cinema has really been explored in every different possible way recently. This was a chance to take a step back and to explore the roots of the mythology [because] the idea of people coming back ‘from the dead’ is a very real thing. They are poisoned and paralyzed and buried, and it’s real. It’s been documented by numerous sources. These people are not monsters. They’re victims. Essentially they’re being trafficked. There’s a whole underground market for people that have been turned into brain-dead slaves from neurotoxins and brainwashing, and it’s really crazy and incredibly scary.”
“Another element I find interesting is that from a Western perspective we always think, ‘As Americans, we are here to help. We are going to come to your country and fix it.’ And it’s like, ‘Hey, we don’t want you to. This is part of our culture. Haiti has zombies.’ I think somewhere I read a quote that said, ‘In Haiti ninety percent of the country is Catholic, and one hundred percent believes in voodoo.’ It is just part of their fabric of life, and you can’t reset a culture, especially one that has no interest in changing. In fact, chances are better that it changes you, and that’s interesting to me.”
Last October, we got the first look at main stars of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s horror-classics mash-up of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. That first photo featured the Bennett sisters — Elizabeth (Lily James), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse) — ready to do battle against zombies in Victorian-era England.
Now, new images from the upcoming film have been released via EW. Check them out here below in the image gallery.
The 2009 novel from Quirk Books was pretty much what set off the trend of taking classic literature and mashing it up with horror elements, such as zombies, werewolves, vampires, and more, and in my opinion, it’s still the best of the crop. While it was labeled a parody, the book doesn’t play it for laughs, and according to the film’s director Burr Steers, the big-screen adaptation won’t either. Steers told EW that he instructed his cast to play it straight.
“The idea was that it was Pride and Prejudice set in this alternate world and then for everyone to play it straight,” Steers explains. “The movie’s big wink is that there is no big wink.”
Lily James (Cinderella), who stars as literary heroine Elizabeth Bennett in a role once slated for Natalie Portman, said the ladies in the film will get to see a lot of action.
“Rather than knitting and crocheting, they’re polishing muskets,” says James (Cinderella). And Lizzy, she says, is unlike any leading lady she’s ever played: “She’s the most badass zombie slayer there is.”
Speaking of ladies in the film, Lena Headey — who plays the wicked Cersei Lannister on Game Of Thrones) — will appear as a “famed eye-patch-sporting warrior,” while her GoT co-star Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) will play against type as the “kindly family patriarch.”
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which opens February 5, 2016, also stars Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, and Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith.