"Resident Evil: Afterlife" (2010) is the fourth installment of the "Resident Evil" film franchise. Based on Capcom Entertainment's massively popular "Resident Evil" video game series, the "Resident Evil" films are part of a global brand that also includes books, merchandising, DVD collections and more.

"Resident Evil: Afterlife" begins four years after the initial outbreak of the T-virus, designed by the Umbrella Corporation to combat aging and nerve-based diseases. The virus's unfortunate side effect is its ability to reanimate dead cells, transforming its hosts into ravenous zombies. After sweeping the globe, the virus has turned the world into an unrecognizable nightmare where the rapidly evolving undead hunt the few remaining humans.

Picking up where the previous installment left off, "Resident Evil: Afterlife" finds Alice (Milla Jovovich) in Japan, armed with superhuman abilities and leading an army of her own clones against her longtime nemesis, Umbrella Chairman Albert Wesker. After leaving Wesker for dead in a showdown that destroys her army and strips her of her powers, Alice commandeers a two-seater airplane and flies to the frigid Alaskan wilderness. Her goal: to find survivors at the mysterious Arcadia—purportedly the only place on Earth not ravaged by the T-Virus.

But Arcadia, it turns out, is no promised land, and the only sign of life is her old comrade-in-arms Claire Redfield (Ali Larter), now suffering total amnesia. With Claire in tow, Alice's search for answers leads her to the ruined city of Los Angeles, where she meets a handful of other survivors barricaded into a former prison, tenuously holding an army of the undead at bay. There she learns that Arcadia may be closer—but also more deadly—than she thought.

With Claire slowly recovering her memory and martial prowess, Alice leads her band of survivors on a harrowing rescue mission—and discovers something far more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

Screen Gems, Davis Films/Impact Pictures and Constantin Film present "Resident Evil: Afterlife," the first chapter of the saga to be shot and released in 3-D. Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter and Spencer Locke reprise their roles from "Resident Evil: Extinction." New to the film franchise are Wentworth Miller ("Prison Break"), Shawn Roberts ("Edge of Darkness"), Boris Kodjoe ("Surrogates"), Kim Coates ("Sons of Anarchy"), Sergio Peris-Mencheta ("Love Ranch"), Kasey Barnfield (BBC's "Grange Hill") and Norman Yeung.

"Resident Evil: Afterlife" is written, directed and produced by Paul W. S. Anderson. Anderson also wrote, produced and directed the original "Resident Evil," as well as writing and producing two earlier sequels, "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" and "Resident Evil: Extinction." Producers also include Jeremy Bolt ("Death Race"), Robert Kulzer ("Pandorum"), Don Carmody ("Resident Evil: Apocalypse"), Bernd Eichinger ("The Baader Meinhof Complex," "Downfall"), and Samuel Hadida ("The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus"). Martin Moszkowicz ("Pandorum") and Victor Hadida ("The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus") are executive producers. Director of photography is Glen MacPherson, ASC, CSC ("The Final Destination"). Production designer is Arv Grewal ("Jennifer's Body, Lars and the Real Girl"). Editor is Niven Howie ("Resident Evil: Extinction," "Death Race"). The special effects makeup designer is Paul Jones ("Silent Hill"). Visual effects supervisor is Dennis Berardi ("Resident Evil: Extinction," "Death Race"), with visual effects by Mr. X Inc. Original music is by tomandandy ("Rules of Attraction"). The costume designers is Denise Cronenberg ("The Incredible Hulk").


Genre: Action
Runtime: 97 mins.
Release Date: September 10, 2010
Tagline: She's back...And she's bringing a few of her friends.
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Distributor: Screen Gems
Production Companies:
Constantin Film Produktion (as Constantin Film)
Davis-Films (as Davis Films)
Impact Pictures

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