As The Expendables 2 kicks off this Friday, an entire new slate of action movies look to show up in theaters as we move out of summer. Milla Jovovich will be back kicking ass as Alice in the fifth installment of the Resident Evil franchise, while the aforementioned action team-up with restart Arnold Schwarzenegger's career as he starts off 2013 with his own leading role surrounding by quite a few familiar faces. Now today, the latest poster for the zombie drama franchise has been revealed while the first poster and synopsis Arnold's upcoming The Last Stand has been unveiled as well.
Resident Evil: Retribution picks up as the Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex.
Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Johann Urb, Kevin Durand, and more, Retribution will hit theaters September 14th.
After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, The Last Stand centers around Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy.
With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow. Cortez’ path: straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive slips across the border forever.
At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.
The Last Stand is due out on January 18th, 2013.
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