2002’s Resident Evil film started off a blockbuster franchise, but the movie’s cast almost seemed very incredible, adding many famous stars of the time.
Instead of the status video, game-based films have for being flops, and the lasting Resident Evil franchise is at least the anomaly that confirms the precept.
While never a big victory with supporters of the games, because their eagerness to discard so much of the set characters and learning, the Resident Evil films have so far received over $1 billion globally, and it’s uncertain the franchise will continue in hibernation for too much stretching.
Similarly, with any franchise, views usually differ on what the best movie in the series is, but many would claim none of the series covered the first Resident Evil.
Jovovich ended up featuring in Resident Evil
While starring characters original to the movie, director Paul W.S. Anderson’s first outing at least regularly visits indeed to the soul of the games, if not their specific content.
While the series went on, further and further differences were made, and fans soon grew weary of the continuous focus on Alice (Milla Jovovich), along with the acclaimed cameos made by some famous video game figures.
The Jovovich ended up featuring in Resident Evil beside such actors as Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, and James Purefoy, at one point, the casting vision looked much unusual. Here’s a look at who almost took a cinematic journey to Raccoon City.
Resident Evil’s Original Movie had a different cast
To beginners, it’s difficult to conceive anyone, but Milla Jovovich, as Resident Evil‘s Alice, Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar was first introduced to present the character.
Furthermore, I Know What You Did Last Summer‘s Jennifer Love Hewitt, Spider-Man‘s Kirsten Dunst, and Species’ Natasha Henstridge were all at one point in the excitement for the character of Jill Valentine from the video games before that role was written out in following versions of the script.
It is unclear why any of these stars finally weren’t appointed for the movie, but one reason is stated to be the number of bareness concerned, which makes sense, as Jovovich was really barely clothed for a moment early on in the movie. That stated one thinks Henstridge was not too concerned about that, having been bare for much of Species.
Going from Buffy to Angel, David Boreanaz was at one point fixed to perform the role of Matt Addison, which finally moved to Eric Mabius. Nonetheless, his Angel schedule prevented such a prominent character, and one questions if that’s slightly why Gellar bowed out as Alice, as she was yet doing Buffy at the point.
After that, Boreanaz was thought for an indefinite shorter character but determined not to take the job. Gellar was not the only other artist up for Alice, though, as none other than Gwyneth Paltrow was offered the role too. Somewhere, in some different world, Resident Evil seems very unusual.