A little while ago is was revealed that the release date for Resident Evil: Afterlife would be pushed back to January 2011 so that more time can be taken in post-production for the movie to be released in 3D. Even though the change was officially confirmed by Screen Gems, star of the franchise and Hollywood’s go-to girl for superwomen characters, Milla Jovovich (Ultraviolet, The Fifth Element) disputed the release date, stating:

“RE Afterlife IS NOT officially pushed. There have been talks of pushing it as they [are] not sure they can have it ready by July. We [are] trying as hard as we can to still meet the summer deadline though, so for the moment its still on for August.”

Well it seems as though Milla was correct for the most part as ShockTillYouDrop have discovered that the release date for the fourth movie in the live-action Resident Evil film franchise will now be released on September 10 2010.

Directed by Milla Jovovich’s husband Paul W.S. Anderson (Death Race, Alien vs. Predator), who has written and produced all of the films in the series thus far, Afterlife will be the second Resident Evil movie Anderson has directed along with the original film. Personally I do not care if this fourth Resident Evil movie is released half a year earlier than previously expected as I wasn’t looking forward to it anyway. Whilst I do not think the Resident Evil movies are even remotely close to the worst video game-to-film adaptations which have been made, they are certainly not good.

Resident Evil: Afterlife picks up where the third film left off. Since the events of Resident Evil: Extinction, Alice has been roaming the world searching for any remaining survivors. As she enters the ruined Los Angeles, she stumbles onto a prison surrounded by zombies. She then teams up with a group of survivors who had been hiding in Los Angeles since the T-virus outbreak and helps them break out other survivors held within the jail which include Claire’s brother Chris Redfield.