Really? A Paul W.S. Anderson Resident Evil movie that's trying to be like the game? It's true, according to Resident Evil: Afterlife actor Shawn Roberts.
I play Albert Wesker who is head of the Umbrella Corporation who is responsible for the outbreak of the T-virus, or the Uroboros virus. My character is such a favorite character in the games, so I'm just like "alright I don't want to piss anyone off." You make it the best you can. The key thing is that it was fun. I would walk onto set and not even have my wardrobe, but wardrobe comes over and they hand me my gloves and give me my jacket. It just sort of takes shape. I'm a fan and I'm not disappointed.
Don't get too excited, Roberts still says that Afterlife's plot will continue to stray from the Resident Evil game canon.
The storyline goes on its own [in terms of its faithfulness to the game]. We made sure we brought elements in. The wardrobe is very similar and as close as we could get it. We have some fight scenes that are taken directly from the game. We're doing it for the fans so we want to do what makes them happy. The dogs come back. They're my pets which is cool.
So, once again, the movie will be totally different from the game, but at least they'll get the costume right! To be fair, Anderson did try to appease fans of the game with Resident Evil: Apocalypse, and it's easily the worst one, so keep that in mind, Resident Evil fans.
Having finished work on the movie, Roberts says he is awaiting the results like everyone else.
We finished in December and I guess right now it's just about making sure the technology gets into the screen so 3-D can happen.
How they will get the technology "into the screen" is anybody's guess. Are they planning on making the actual screens 3-D? Guess we'll find out in September when Afterlife opens.