Opening this weekend is writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson‘s Resident Evil: Retribution. In the series’ fifth installment, we find Milla Jovovich waking up in the heart of the Umbrella Corporation’s most clandestine operations facility. She continues to hunt those responsible for the deadly T-virus outbreak with the help of both newfound allies and familiar friends. The film also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Kevin Durand, Shawn Roberts, Colin Salmon, Johann Urb, Boris Kodjoe, and Li Bingbing. For more on RE5, here’s the trailer, 25 things to know about the movie from my set visit, some new images, and our Comic-Con panel recap.
The other day I spoke to writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson. We talked about the action scenes, jump scares, who decides on the title, whether they ever thought about calling it Resident Evil: All Stars, deleted scenes, and more. In addition, Anderson revealed he’s working on a longer alternate cut for the Blu-ray and we also talked about Resident Evil 6. Hit the jump to watch.
Paul W.S. Anderson:
- I tell him it’s the best Resident Evil yet
- Who decides on the one word name for each film
- Did they ever think about calling it Resident Evil: All Stars
- Talks about how he wrote the script hoping the cast would return
- Are there a lot of deleted scenes
- We talk about the jump scares
- Reveals he’s working on an alternate cut of the film for the Blu-ray and it’ll be longer
- Resident Evil 6 talk and will it be the last one