Things have been quiet on the Resident Evil: The Final Chapter front ever since stuntwoman/actress Olivia Jackson was badly injured on set. Shooting seems to be back up and running at full pace now. And today, Deadline has announced five new cast additions. Though, at this time, it isn't known how many more actors may be coming aboard.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is currently shooting in South Africa. The crew on-location welcome franchise newcomers Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken and William Levy. Returning from previous installments are Iain Glen, who played Dr. Isaacs in 2004's Resident Evil: Apocalypse and 2007's Resident Evil: Extinction, and Shawn Roberts, who played Albert Wesker in 2010's Resident Evil: Afterlife and the previous installment, 2012's Resident Evil: Retribution. They join franchise mainstay Milla Jovovich, who reprises her iconic role as Alice. Also starring in the movie is Ali Larter as Claire Redfield.
Paul W.S. Anderson is directing Resident Evil: The Final Chapter from his own script. And as the title suggests, this will be the closing chapter for this particular franchise. But if it's a hit, we'll probably see more movies in the future. Though they likely won't star Milla Jovovich. Not too much of the story has been revealed, but the beginning of the movie will pick up immediate following the events seen in Resident Evil: Retribution.
Project Alice is racing against time to stop the villainous Red Queen from destroying the final remnants of humanity in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Though its anybody's guess as to whether the heroes or villains reign victorious. With this particular apocalyptic fantasy franchise, that could go either way. Producing the sequel are Impact Pictures' Jeremy Bolt, Constantin Film's Robert Kulzer, Davis-Films' Samuel Hadida and Paul W.S. Anderson. Martin Moszkowicz is serving as an executive producer.
The new actors are all relatively unknown. Iain Glen is probably best remembered for playing Ser Jorah Mormont on HBO's Game of Thrones. Shawn Roberts starred in the 2010 thriller Edge of Darkness. Ruby Rose will be well known to fans of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black. Eoin Macken will next be seen in the 2016 thriller The Forest. William Levy can next be seen in the films Term Life and The Veil. What do you think of this cast so far?