Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Yahoo! has premiered the first teaser trailer for the upcoming Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth (FIFTH!) entry in the successful video game-spawned franchise that started back in 2002.
You can watch it here below.
Paul W.S. Anderson, who directed the first and fourth of the Resident Evil movies (and also produced the second and third, not to mention writing all four features), returns to the directing chair for the third time. Milla Jovovich gets into ass-thwomping mode once more as the franchise’s heroine Alice. Retribution finds Alice once more fighting a never-ending battle against the evil Umbrella Corporation, ravenous zombies and other monsters, another ticking clock, and more migraine-inducing 3D.
Joining Jovovich will be a supporting cast of new and familiar faces for fans of the Resident Evil movies: Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Issacs, Kevin Durand, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Shawn Roberts, Boris Kodjoe, and Johann Urb.
I’ve never seen any of the movies in full save for the original but I have little doubt that Retribution will be another smash hit and Milla will have put a little more distance between herself and the inevitable Playboy pictorial. I do like how the trailer opens like an iPhone commercial with Patrick Stewart’s pleasant narration and the rocking sounds of “Baba O’Reilly” by the Who in the background.
Resident Evil: Retribution opens in 3D on September 14, 2012.