The sixth and final part in the long-running Resident Evil franchise arrived in January with the release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and the cast and crew were in New York over the weekend for NYCC [watch the new trailer for the movie here]. The good folk of ComicBook caught up with one of the film’s stars Ali Larter, who plays Claire Redfield, to ask about the questions hanging over the franchise.
“I think it wraps up a lot of the storylines,” she said of the movie. “I think it gives the answers that the real fans are dying to know. Like, what is the story of Alice? How did she come to be? I think that there’s something to bringing a little bit of humanity to this film that made me excited to reprise the role of Claire Redfield.”
Larter has appeared in three of the six Resident Evil movies, and she expressed excitement to be back after missing the last outing. “The support and love that I’ve gotten with Claire has been so overwhelming and wonderful over the years,” she said. “It’s super exciting to come back and do it again.”
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between losing her superhuman abilities and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is directed by Paul W.S Anderson (Resident Evil) and set for release in January 2017. Milla Jovovich is once again joined in the cast by franchise veterans regulars Ali Larter (Resident Evil: Afterlife) as Claire Redfield, Ian Glen (Resident Evil: Extinction) as Dr. Alexander Isaacs, Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Afterlife) as Albert Wesker, Wentworth Miller (Resident Evil: Extinction) as Chris Redfield and Spencer Locke (Resident Evil: Afterlife) as K-Mart along with newcomers Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black) as Abigail, Eoin Macken (Merlin) as Doc, William Levy (Addicted) as Christian, Fraser James (Law & Order: UK) as Michael and Rola, a Japanese model and TV personality, as Cobalt.