Ali Larter on Why the ‘Resident Evil’ Films Have Been So Successful

     January 22, 2017


No matter what you think of the Resident Evil movies, you’ve got to give everyone involved credit for managing to make six films and going out on their own terms. While you might not realize it, the Resident Evil films are the most successful video game movie franchise of all time making nearly 1 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Not bad for a movie no one wanted back in 2002.

With final installment, fittingly titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, opening this weekend in theaters, I recently sat down with Ali Larter for an exclusive video interview. She talked about what is it about the Resident Evil franchise that has allowed them to make six films, how involved she is in the writing process, if she “borrowed” anything from set, memorable moments from filming, and more.


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If you haven’t seen the Resident Evil: The Final Chapter trailers, the new film returns to the source of the trouble as Alice (Jovovich) finds herself traveling to the Hive in Raccoon City. There, she and her toughened group of survivors take on the well-armed forces of the Umbrella Corporation while being surrounded by monstrous enemies on all sides. Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, the film also stars Milla Jovovich, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, Rola, Lee Joon-Gi, with William Levy, and Iain Glen.

Ali Larter:

  • While everyone wants to make a sequel, it’s really hard to do. What is it about the Resident Evil franchise that has allowed them to make six films?
  • How it’s women working together and not fighting each other.
  • Does she call Paul W. S. Anderson and ask for extra fight scenes?
  • Did she “borrow” anything from set?
  • Talks about memorable moments from filming.

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