Final Resident Evil to reunite Milla Jovovich with Ali Larter's Claire Redfield

The improbably long-running Resident Evil saga is finally coming to an end, and director Paul W.S. Anderson is wrapping things up with a bang.

Deadline reports Ali Larter is set to reprise her fan-favorite role as Claire Redfield, a crossover character first established in the videogame that inspired the five-part films series. Larter previously co-starred in 2007’s Resident Evil: Extinction and 2010’s Resident Evil: Afterlife. Outside of Milla Jovovich, Larter is one of the biggest pieces of the Resident Evil puzzle — so we’re happy to see the studio roping her back in for the final installment.

The story of the final film reportedly picks up after the events of Retribution, as Alice is forced to once again battle the villainous Red Queen as she attempts to destroy the final remnants of humanity. Once again, we’re digging the Red Queen symmetry, and it’s nice to see the original film’s baddie make a return trip for the farewell tour. Fingers crossed we'll see the creepy little girl one more time.

Since the first film’s debut in 2002, it’s amazing to think this franchise has endured for more than a decade and made $915 million worldwide. By the time the next film opens next year (probably), we’ll be talking about a legit, billion-dollar franchise. 

Are you glad to see Larter back in action to fight off some zombies one last time?

(Via Deadline)

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