As the snow falls steadily somewhere in Russia, I watch Alice (Milla Jovovich), Leon Kennedy (Johann Urb) and Luther (Boris Kodjoe) exit a vehicle called the Spryte. It’s been flipped on its side on a thick patch of ice because of an Umbrella submarine that’s come up through the ice. As our heroes climb down from the door to get their footing and prepare their weapons, nearby I see the massive Umbrella submarine that’s come up through the ice. As our heroes get ready, Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory) and “Bad Rain” (Michelle Rodriguez) escort their prisoner Ada Wong (Li BingBing) from the exit door of the Umbrella sub. Both groups see each other. Then, without warning, “Bad Rain” shoots something into her neck and hits Ada Wong with the back of her gun and she falls to the ice. As this happens, Jill Valentine and Alice run towards each other and start to fight. Welcome to the set of Resident Evil: Retribution.
But let me back up a second.
As I type these words, it’s December 14, 2011 and I’m flying back to Los Angeles from Toronto. While I was in the great Canadian city yesterday, I got to spend all day on the set of the 5th Resident Evil movie with a number of other reporters and learned a lot about what’s probably the second-to-last installment of the very successful franchise. For more on the visit, hit the jump.