No matter what you think of the Resident Evil movies, you’ve got to give everyone involved credit for managing to make six films and going out on their own terms. While you might not realize it, the Resident Evil films are the most successful video game movie franchise of all time making nearly 1 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Not bad for a movie no one wanted back in 2002.
With final installment, fittingly titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, opening this weekend in theaters, I recently sat down with William Levy for an exclusive video interview. He talked about what is it about the Resident Evil franchise that has allowed them to make six films, ifhe “borrowed” anything from set, memorable moments from filming, meeting Paul W. S. Anderson for the first time, and more.
If you haven’t seen the Resident Evil: The Final Chapter trailers, the new film returns to the source of the trouble as Alice (Jovovich) finds herself traveling to the Hive in Raccoon City. There, she and her toughened group of survivors take on the well-armed forces of the Umbrella Corporation while being surrounded by monstrous enemies on all sides. Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, the film also stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Eoin Macken, Ruby Rose, Rola, Lee Joon-Gi and Iain Glen.
- While everyone wants to make a sequel, it’s really hard to do. What is it about the Resident Evil franchise that has allowed them to make six films?
- How did he first meet Paul W. S. Anderson?
- Did the script change much during production?
- How the film finally answers some of the questions.
- Talks about memorable moments from filming.
- Did he “borrow” anything from set?
- Talks about the ending of the film and the action scenes.