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Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) Poster

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Boris Kodjoe trained for six weeks to perform his own stunts. During filming, he dislocated his knee performing one of these stunts.
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During filming, Milla Jovovich accidentally shot out a $100,000 camera.
Wentworth Miller jokingly admits he was nervous about his character Chris Redfield being similar to his Prison Break (2005) character Michael Scoffield: in both cases, he is in a prison and his first lines are "I know a way out of here".
This is the only film in the series without the trademark close-up shot to Alice's eye, and without any scene with Alice waking up from slumber.
Claire Redfield wears a red vest, her primary outfit from her game appearances.
Ali Larter missed seven episodes of her TV series Heroes (2006) in order to appear in the film.
The production was set to shoot on one of Toronto's largest studios but the day before they were due to begin filming, it burned down.
The first scene is the beginning of the T-virus infection in Japan. It takes place years before the main plot of the film.
The weird creatures with the flower-like mouths are called majini. They are lifted directly from the video games.
With a gross of around $300 million worldwide, the film is the highest-grossing Canadian film and highest-grossing entry in the Resident Evil film series.
Although never mentioned explicitly in the final cut, the script clarifies that despite Wesker's injection Alice's blood system continues to fight off the antibodies.
The name of this movie "Afterlife" is the same working title that was used in the previous movie before it became "Extinction".
This is the first live-action movie based on a video game to be in 3-D.
The film was released on the same day as Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) six years earlier.
The original plan was to have some brief flashback sequences which would elaborate on the back-story of Chris and Claire Redfield and reveal the ongoing search of the two siblings to find one another (well established stories from the video games). The idea was scrapped.
The back-story reveals that the trip of Claire and K-Mart from Nevada to Alaska took a lot longer than they had anticipated. When Alice finds the abandoned chopper and reads the diary, there are notes written by K-Mart describing their course. They made many stops for refueling and new supplies and they eventually arrived at Alaska a few days before Alice.
During the intro one of the snipers remarks "Biohazard terminated." Biohazard is the title of the Resident Evil series in Japan.
The first Resident Evil to actually shoot in all the locations depicted - Tokyo, Alaska and Los Angeles.
This marks the fourth time Paul W.S. Anderson has written the script for a Resident Evil movie. He has written all of them since the first one. This also marks the second time Anderson has directed a Resident Evil movie, something no other director has done.
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Jensen Ackles was originally considered for the part of Leon S. Kennedy.
The only entry in the series where Alice is not seen naked.
The scarab device that are strapped to the survivors and the giant zombie Axeman are lifted from the video game Resident Evil 5 (2009).
The added size and weight of the 3D cameras meant the filmmakers were unable to use a Steadicam rig. Instead, the camera operator filmed the moving and tracking shots on a Segway.
After seeing footage of James Cameron's Avatar (2009), Paul W.S. Anderson was sold on the idea of making the film in 3D. He and his crew spent two weeks in pre-production learning how to properly use the 3D camera system.
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In past Resident Evil movies Alice has yellow-blond hair with some of her natural brown color, but in this movie, Alice's hair is not yellow-blond, but entirely brown-black.
The opening scene in the movie is quite symbolic - all people are carrying umbrellas in the rain except the zombie girl. "Umbrella" is also the name of the corporation who is responsible for the creation and spread of the T-Virus, on which the main plot of the Resident Evil series is based.
The fact that Japan is one of the last areas on the planet to be infected provides a viable explanation as to why the main headquarters of Umbrella would take refuge in Tokyo.
Milla Jovovich's first Resident Evil movie since becoming a mother.
Shawn Roberts originally was set to audition for the part of Chris Redfield before Wentworth Miller took the role. Roberts landed the part of Albert Wesker instead, played in Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) by Jason O'Mara.
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Filming in 3D added 20% to the budget.
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Negotiations with Jensen Ackles to play Leon Kennedy fell through. The introduction of Leon Kennedy was finally realized in the next film and another actor was cast.
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The sequence in Tokyo after the helicopter crash was extended. According to the script, Alice would search through the debris and would discover the body of Albert Wesker. She would shoot him repeatedly to ensure he died. After Alice left, Wesker's body would begin to regenerate and even start forming the majini mouth.
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The first 'Resident Evil' film to be released in IMAX.
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When Alice lands at the Alaskan airfield filled with planes, there was in reality only 7 planes in the shot. The rest were added in digitally.
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The ship Arcadia was actually shot moored on the docks in Toronto. The docks were then all stripped out digitally.
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The plane Alice flies is a Russian-built Yakovlev Yak-52.
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Principal photography took place over a period of 55 days.
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The first film in the series with main credits in the beginning displaying the names of cast and crew. The previous three films had only end credits.
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Johnny Messner auditioned for the role of Chris Redfield.
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Director Trademark 

Paul W.S. Anderson: [Strong female characters] Alice & Claire Redfield
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The superspeed that Albert Wesker manifests as well as his grudge against Chris and Claire Redfield are elements from the video games. His climactic fight with the Redfield siblings is an almost shot-by-shot reenactment of a scene directly from the game.
The final tease that plays in the midst of the end credits with Sienna Guillory reprising her role as Jill Valentine was actually the very first scene shot.
The intention of writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson was that this would be the first film in the series to have an optimistic ending. The producers, however, wanted an intense cliffhanger as the ending. The director added the massive attack, leaving the film open ended.
Originally the film would end on a positive note with Alice's transmission on the Arcadia radio and the newly freed survivors assembling on the ship's platform.
Despite prominent billing for actress Spencer Locke, her screen time is very limited since she appears briefly at the end. Additionally, the character of K-Mart does not utter a single line of dialogue during the entire film (excluding archive footage from Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)).
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The fight between Chris and Claire against Wesker is almost identical to the fight in Resident Evil 5 (2009) where Wesker fights Chris and Sheva.
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First film where Chris and Jill are both present. However Chris and Jill never meet or share any scenes in the film, unlike the Resident Evil games where the two are very close. In fact the couple have worked together in Resident Evil (1996), Resident Evil: Revelations (2012) and Resident Evil 5 (2009).
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Chris and Claire confronting Wesker is slightly reminiscence of Code Veronica. Coincidently Wesker first shows his superhuman powers in Code Veronica to Chris and Claire same as in this film Wesker first uses his powers on Chris and Claire in the films.
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