The first trailer was released at the start of the year, and after since getting a couple of great new images and the first teaser poster, we now have a new banner for the film, courtesy of Cine 1, that sees Jovovich front and centre as the heroine, Alice.
“Alice is captured by Umbrella and awakens in the heart of their operation facility; as she moves further in the complex more of her past is unveiled and continues to hunt for those responsible for the outbreak. Her quest takes her and her newfound allies from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow. After a “mind-blowing” revelation, she is forced to rethink everything she once thought to be true.”
Written and directed by Anderson, the fifth film sees the return of familiar faces and a handful of new ones, including Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine, Johann Urb as Leon Kennedy, Boris Kodjoe as Luther West, Bingbing Li as Ada Wong, and a surprise (and very much welcome) return from Michelle Rodriguez as Rain Ocampo, who starred (and seemingly died) in 2002’s first film in the series.
Resident Evil: Retribution will be released in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on 14th September in the US, followed two weeks later on 28th September in the UK. Its UK release sees it going head-to-head with Rian Johnson’s Looper (starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis), Oliver Stone’s Savages (starring Blake Lively and a host of awesome others), and Jay Roach’s The Campaign (with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis). And though the competition is tough – Looper, in particular, I expect to do well – I have a feeling that Retribution could well be taking the top spot that weekend on our shores. Time will tell.
For now, here’s your new banner, which you can click to enlarge.