That's right, folks. There's another Resident Evil movie coming. Apparently I'm a little behind on this one, because it starts filming in my back yard (more or less) on October 10. Resident Evil: Retribution 3D will be made by pretty much the same crew that's made the past Resident Evil movies, with the Redfields MIA this time because they were captured by Umbrella or some such. Mila Jovovich's Alice will - of course - be returning, along with Wesker, Jill Valentine, Carlos Olivera, and Barry, as will be director Paul W.S. Anderson. Given that this will be the fifth Resident Evil movie, and that they keep making pretty decent coin, the series is rapidly turning into one of the most successful video game screen adaptations, it would seem. Proof that zombies sell?
But who is that statuesque gentleman accompanying this article, you ask? Well, he is Estonian-American actor/model/genetic lottery winner Johann Urb, and he's going to be playing Leon S. Kennedy, probably the biggest character to not be ported from the games to the silver screen series thus far. GameInformer has a great side-by-side comparison of Mr. Urb and his video game counterpart sporting eerily similar, endearingly dorky hair-dos, but given the amount of attention that Chris Redfield gets around these parts, I figured a slightly more flattering picture was in order. Mr. Urb is perhaps best known for his role in Eastwick, though yours truly remembers him best as the Russian pilot from 2012 (yes, I watched 2012) who was criminally killed off for no good reason except that he was possibly better-looking than the special effects.
We will, of course, keep you updated about all the Resident Evil, Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy, and other attractive-man-related news that we can.