The fourth film in the "Resident Evil" franchise, "Resident Evil: Afterlife," has begun production in Toronto, according to producers Screen Gems and Constantin Films. The film, which is targeting a fall 2010 release, is the first in the series to be shot and released in 3D.
Milla Jovovich returns as zombie-fighting heroine Alice. Ali Larter also returns as Claire Redfield, the character she played in "Resident Evil: Extinction," with Wentworth Miller ("Prison Break") joining the cast as Claire’s brother Chris. "Extinction’s" Spencer Locke also returns as K-Mart.
Paul W.S. Anderson again writes, directs and produces, as he did on the original "Resident Evil"; he wrote and produced the previous two sequels, "Apocalypse" and "Extinction."
Also producing are Jeremy Bolt, Constantin’s Bernd Eichinger and Robert Kulzer, Samuel Hadida and Don Carmody. Executive producers are Martin Moszkowicz and Victor Hadida.
Screen Gems will distribute the film in the U.S., with Sony Pictures handling select foreign territories. Constantin retains German-language rights, while the Hadidas’ Metropolitan Film Exports handles France.