Res Evil film faces <i>Extinction</i>

Third film in game-based trilogy will be subtitled Extinction; Oded Fehr, Sienna Guillory, Mike Epps return for 2007 release.

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Like the zombies that star in them, the Resident Evil movies keep coming back for more. The third installment of the series is set to begin filming next month in Mexico, according to Variety.com, moving from its previous shooting location Down Under to south of the border. Once known by its working title Resident Evil: Afterlife, the film is doing a U-turn and adopting the subtitle Extinction.

While star Milla Jovovich was a given to return as Alice, some costars from Resident Evil: Apocalypse are also returning to reprise roles. Oded Fehr, who has portrayed a breadth of characters, such as the gigolo in Deuce Bigalow and the terrorist mastermind in Sleeper Cell, will once again play Carlos Olivera. Sienna Guillory (Love Actually, Eragon) returns as Jill Valentine (pictured), and Mike Epps (How High, The Honeymooners) will play as L.J.

The film will be directed by Highlander-helmer Russell Mulcahy and was written by game-based film vet Paul W.S. Anderson. The producing team includes Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, and Robert Kulzer; Bernd Eichinger and Samuel Hadida will executive produce.

Though Extinction has yet to have one take in the can, a fourth Resident Evil movie is already being planned.

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