Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

About the film . . .

  • Fifth of 6 Resident Evil films. Prequels: Resident Evil (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010); Sequel: Resident Evil 6 (2014)

  • Release date: September 14, 2012 (US) ... [ Worldwide Release Dates ]

  • Plot synopsis: The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race's last and only hope, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

  • Official sites:

  • Four Resident Evil: Retribution clips from!

  • Resident Evil: Retribution Featurette - Fights & Stunts:

  • Milla premiered the new Resident Evil: Retribution trailer and did a live webchat from Regal Union Square Cinemas in New York on June 14, 2012:

  • TV spots:

  • Resident Evil Database - Brazilian Resident Evil site

  • Milla tweeted (@MillaJovovich) extensively from the set during filming and will continue to update fans via Twitter leading up the film's release in September 2012. Many of her Resident Evil: Retribution tweets have been collected here.

  • From Milla (@MillaJovovich):

    • news update just came in on the new RE:Retribution trailer! it should be out in abt a month before "that's my boy"! will keep you updated! (May 18)

    • Hey every1! I'm visiting my hubby in the RE editing room n thought I cld give u a glimpse on how they work! [ Video ] (Feb 28)
    • Oops! And jst the most important part of watching... [ Video ]
    • WOW!!!! I jst saw the COOLEST STUFF!!! aaaaaahhhhh! I'm flippin out y'all! [ Video

    • So I jst asked paul and he said 4 SURE the teaser 4 "RE:Retribution" is coming out on the 18th of jan! I'm sure it will b online. Then on the 20th it comes out in 3D in front of the new "underworld" movie! So there you go folks n now I'm over and out, going on vacation with my family 4 a week! Tweet u later! Xo m (Feb 12)
    • Gotta get back 2 work! So now OFFICIALLY paul got an email saying the RE:RETRIBUTION teaser will b out -and I quote- "tomorrow thurs. the 19th at 1pm EST/10am PST. US is launching w Yahoo Movies n int'l markets r each securing a local launch site (whatever that means! Lol!) the trailer will launch on the official movie site as well". But i actually jst checked that site n the "retribution" site isnt up yet which is weird. Im contacting sony today n will keep u posted as soon as i hear back from them. So there u go! A bit confusing for me a well as for u all... Don't worry, I'll get to the bottom of this, Mai tai in hand (woot woot!). Xo m (Feb 17)
    • i love how ironic the trailer is! some reviewers don't think so, they say its a sony commercial! lol! but its in keeping w all our past teasers, starting on something that looks like a commercial and the POW! THE REAL DEAL STARTS!
    • i especially love that sony wld use poduct placement for the "end of the world"! lol! very brave. and the commercial is the "typical" cheesy add that sony would never do for a real commercial! too cool! i think its very smart and dynamic! i'm so glad u all love it n remember...every trailer after this will have more and more cool, different stuff as our sfx get finished! GO RE!!! going back 2 my bubba on vacay as its our last day and we go home tomorrow! bye guys! have a grt one! xo m
    • yes its the tron music, but who doesn't love daft punk?! we thought it fit perfectly 4 the teaser in a pinch n i think it shld stay...

  • Press:

    • LA Times interview. Milla: "I'm not interested in being just a side character to the lead who's a guy, and he gets to do all the major stuff that moves the script, and I just stand around on the sidelines."

    • Resident Evil: Retribution premiere in Los Angeles, CA, September 12, 2012:

    • EXTRA interview, Los Angeles, CA, September 12, 2012:

    • Resident Evil: Retribution premiere in Moscow, September 6, 2012:

    • Resident Evil: Retribution photocall in Moscow (roof of Ritz Carlton Hotel), September 6, 2012:

    • Resident Evil: Retribution premiere in Tokyo, September 3, 2012:

    • Resident Evil: Retribution outfits on display at the Tokyo Game Show:

    • From Fangoria (US) September 2012:

    • From Geek (US) August 2012:

    • Young Hollywood August 25, 2012:

    • Resident Evil: Retribution behind-the-scenes featurette on the Red Square scenes from Screen Gems:

    • Resident Evil: Retribution behind-the-scenes from

    • Milla, Paul, and several cast members were at Comic-Con International in San Diego promoting Resident Evil: Retribution, July 13, 2012:

    • Entertainment Weekly July 2012:

    • Resident Evil: Retribution photo call at Summer of Sony 4 Spring Edition, Cancun, Mexico, April 19, 2012:

    • From @MillaJovovich at WonderCon 2012 (March 17, 2012):

      • Hey every1! So paul and I r jst arriving at wondercon in anaheim n it's so exciting! We're showing a whole fight sequence 2day from RE:R!
      • It's amazing 2 c what ppl's reaction is gonna be! I'm nervous, but so proud of the film, I think ppl are gonna love it! Here we go!
      • @NesetUraL thank you!But i always get butterflies before we show clips from RE!I'm so in love with the movie,I want ppl 2 feel it like I do!
      • @RayYoWTF I don't know if this is special 4 wondercon or if they will post it online, but I'll keep u posted!

    • More from WonderCon 2012:
      • Paul: "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. 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."
      • Milla: "I've never had as much contact with the undead as I have in this movie. They're always peripherally there, going "Arrrr" behind gates. But here they were incredibly active."
      • Paul: "Either chasing her and trying to eat her or getting their heads chopped off."
      • Paul: "I've always wanted to do Donkey Kong. And who better to fling the barrels," Anderson says of video games he'd like to adapt, nodding to his wife. "Listen, I look great in a monkey suit," Milla says.

      • Milla: "I haven't had a zombie nightmare in a month! But I do have them constantly during filming. It definitely takes a part of our subconscious. I think it's wonderful Zombies always give me nightmares. There are quite a few fight scenes. They're intense. Some of the most complex action sequences I've done in an action film. We got a lot of inspiration from Thai cinema. People in that word make brutal contact with each other. It's really violent and raw. In 3-D, you really have to hit people to sell it. I've been trained my whole life not to hit someone during a scene, and now they're like, 'Hit them, Milla! Just hit them!'" [ More from Zap2It ]
      • While Anderson and Jovovich said there was no guarantee of a sixth film until they see how this one does, Anderson did say, "This is very much the beginning of the end," and that Retribution was intended as the penultimate chapter. "This movie sets up what we hope is a specular finale." Anderson laughed that in the discussed Resident Evil 6, "Lots of people die." To which Jovovich replied, "Except me, right?" [ More from IGN ]

      • Collider interview with Paul & Milla

      • ShockTillYouDrop interview with Paul

    • Interview with director Paul W.S.Anderson from Screen Rant (UK) October 3, 2011

    • Set visit from

    • Interview with Milla from

      How has your character evolved at this point? How are you tackling Alice in a new way?
      Milla: You know, Alice started off as the audience, as this innocent bystander watching what's going on and then finally understanding what role she had to play in all of it and who she was. And then throughout the series, she kind of started separating from people. First she realized Umbrella was controlling her, so she couldn't be close to people. Now that she's human again, and not only human again, but now she's almost... I mean, this is her life. It's like when you spend 10 years of your life at war, what else do you have, in a sense? This is what she knows. This is what she loves in a weird, sick way. It's what she does best. It's how she excels. I don't know if she would be able to become a teacher or have some sort of career outside of what she does. This is what she does best. And I think in this one, she has a little bit more of a sense of humor about it and is a little more relaxed with it. It's not as shocking as it normally is. In a sense, now she's got her friends, her team, she's part of a team. She's a human being again, so she's connected with the people around her. And she has fun with them. In some strange, twisted way, she gets a kick out of it.

      Can you talk about the weapons training and the guns you use? You've always got a signature gun.
      Milla: Yeah, we've got the Kriss Vectors this time, which I actually did a video of that I Tweeted, which are really wonderful guns. They've actually never been shot on screen before. They used a version of them on Total Recall, but they kind of did them up in some crazy sci-fi way. But these are the original bad-ass Kriss Vector guns. They are amazing in the way they fit and the way we have them incorporated into the costume.

      You have two weeks left on this one. Are there any ideas percolating for the sixth?
      Milla: This is the first time Paul had an idea for number six, where there's a story that we talked about, a year ago now, that was five and six. We were just talking about it. I said "And then what happens?" Then naturally, it was "Well, this and that and this is why and this is actually going on." He does have sort of a rough basis for a sixth movie.

      So, you feel this one is going to be a companion piece to the sixth one? Is it kind of a cliffhanger?
      Milla: We never make these movies thinking another one is going to come around the corner. I think that's part of what makes them so great, is that you don't have that comfort of going "Oh yeah, we're just shooting them back-to-back. Whatever." We put 100 per cent of our passion into each one and I think the audience reacts to that. Definitely, there's some ideas, potentially, for a sixth movie.


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Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Written by Paul S. Anderson

Cast (partial)
Milla Jovovich .... Alice
Sienna Guillory .... Jill Valentine
Shawn Roberts .... Albert Wesker
Boris Kodjoe .... Luther West

Plot summary:

Release date: September 14, 2012 (US)


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Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)