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British thespian Jared Harris will join Paul W.S. Anderson’s period 3D disaster epic, Pompeii. The film, set in 79 A.D., already has Game Of Thrones hearthrob, Kit Harrington and Sucker Punch stunner, Emily Browning, onboard, as slave-turned-gladiator Milo, who races to save his true love Flavia, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, before she’s forced to marry a corrupt Roman general. A task made all the more difficult as the famed city in the title faces the volcanic wrath of Mount Vesuvius. Harris is expected to play Flavia’s merchant father.
Harris, son of the legendary late actor Richard, has worked with Anderson before on woeful zombie actioner Resident Evil: Apocalypse. One of the few in the franchise Anderson didn’t helm, although he did write and produce. Co-incidentally, Anderson has just been confirmed to return with Resident Evil: Shitstorm (or something along those lines). It’s »
- Craig Hunter
The subtitling of Paul W. S. Anderson’s Resident Evil franchise can be a little difficult to keep track of (though not as difficult as the game series, where a numbered installment only comes along once in a blue moon), so a quick recap might be useful before discussing the latest news regarding Resident Evil 6. The film series has so far been roughly divided into two trilogies, the first consisting of Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Resident Evil: Extinction, with the saga continuing in Resident Evil: Afterlife and Resident Evil: Retribution. At this point, we probably need a mnemonic by which to remember all the subtitles.
Despite having confirmation of the release date for Resident Evil 6 back in , it was not yet certain whether Anderson would choose to direct ...
- Hannah Shaw-Williams
Thomas Kretschmann will be switching cloaks for Dracula. He’s played the Count himself, in Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D, but now will play the opposite side of the coin: Van Helsing! Kretschmann should be familiar to many, as he’s had a varied film and TV career, with roles in U-571, Blade II, The Pianist, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The River, King Kong, and a ton more.
Abraham Van Helsing is described as “…not the classic hero featured in so many retellings. Here, he’s a brilliant professor with a cool exterior who is obsessed with revenge and makes him more of a threat to the public than to Dracula.“
- Andy Greene
3 items from 2013
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