In October, Resident Evil: Retribution writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson revealed details about a sequence in the sequel that was actually inspired by the video game Resident Evil 5 and would involve a Rolls Royce Phantom, zombies, and guns. "So it's a car chase, very much like the Resident Evil 5 game, but replaced with the Rolls Royce Phantom and zombies, motorbikes, machine guns...what's not to like?" said Anderson at the time (and in his hands, there's probably a lot to not like about it).
A month has passed, and Milla Jovovich updated fans about the scene on her Twitter prior to the Thanksgiving weekend.
Hey every1! Wow, u can really tell that we're on the last month of filming, cause now the crew is scrambling 2 get everything done, schedules have been changed, ppl r on edge bcause now we'll b shooting Saturdays till the end of production (Xmas eve) to get it all done, while all of us who are doing stunts will b working on our 1 day off to rehearse 4 the nxt big fight sequences! MAN! Ppl r sweating! AND this is the 1st morning that was really hard for me to get out of bed! Lol!So I'm getting a coffee barista to come 2day and make cappuccino's n espressos 4 every1 2 lift up moral n what better way than by shoving caffeine down every1's throat! Anyway, 2day we're still in the middle of the rolls Royce chase sequence, so lots of explosions, glass shattering n running from zombies. It's a pretty closed set, so I don't know if I'll b able 2 send any vids, but I'll let u know when sumthing interesting happens! Sorry 4 the long tweet, but don't wanna spam all your timelines! Tweet u later!
After the holiday weekend, Jovovich updated progress on the sequence yet again with this Tweet:
Hey every1! 4got my phone this morning! So we're finishing up the rolls Royce chase sequence 2day, it's gonna b pretty interesting cause they have the car on sumthing called a "gimble" which is a hydraulic pole raised abt 6 ft. Off the ground that turns us around and up n down, so we'll b at a 90deg. Angle for most of the day! Lol! It's like going 2 a theme park! Anyway, gotta run and put sum earplugs in cause there WILL B GUNFIRE!!!
Don't take out earlier snarkiness the wrong way. We want this scene to be great, and we want the whole movie to be good, but fool us once (Resident Evil), fool us twice (Resident Evil: Apocalypse), fool us a couple more times (Evolution and Afterlife), and you get a little snark.
Resident Evil: Retribution opens September 14, 2012, and, yes, we will be seeing it.