Writer-Director Paul W.S. Anderson seems to take a perverse, if playful, pleasure in concocting new deadly perils for his wife Milla Jovovich in her starring role as Alice in their hit Resident Evil film series. Yesterday, the couple were on hand at WonderCon 2012 to talk about the saga's latest chapter Resident Evil: Retribution. And they empasized that the next Resident Evil may hold the most thrills of any film in the series for zombie lovers, claiming the darn thing is overflowing with the undead. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
Regarding what favorite Resident Evil game elements have found their way into his Resident Evil: Retribution, Paul W. S. Anderson remarked, "There's an amazing car chase in Resident Evil 5. We've taken and transplanted it into Red Square, an abandoned Red Square. We shot in Red Square. We had a complete close-off of Red Square for two nights in a row. We had a huge crew, a hundred of which were policemen, who were just there to kind of lock the whole thing down."
As for how many zombies will be featured in the film, Anderson commented, "This movie probably has more undead in it than the other four put together. And of varying kinds. We have the classic Romero ones, we have the fast ones; we have the majini. We have the Las Plagas. There's a lot of undead, and a lot of undead death, in this film."
"I've never had as much contact with the undead as I have in this movie," added Jovovich. "They're always peripherally there, going "Arrrr" behind gates. But here they were incredibly active."
"Either chasing her and trying to eat her," laughed Anderson, "or getting their heads chopped off."