Watch: Milla Jovovich looks back on Resident Evil
However, there is now a reboot in development. Helmed by Johannes Roberts and starring Kaya Scodelario and Robbie Amell, Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City is scheduled for release this November. While Jovovich may not feature, she told Yahoo that it’s a world she’d love to enter again one day.
Speaking in 2020 while doing press for her latest film, the Paul W.S. Anderson actioner Monster Hunter – also adapted from a hugely successful Capcom video game series – when asked if she’d liked to return one day, she said: “Hopefully. Listen, I would love to.
"I love the franchise, I love the property, I had so much fun and it was such a huge part of my life. So I’m always open for anything!”
The forthcoming reboot, based on the first two Resident Evil video games, has encountered a personnel change since its conception, as James Wan left the project as producer to work on Mortal Kombat, and Roberts took over screenwriting duties from Greg Russo.
The cast features Kaya Scodelario in the lead role of Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, alongside Tom Hopper and Hannah John-Kamen, and Jovovich predicts they’ll all have had a lot of fun making the movie. And she’d know.
“I think it’s the perfect franchise to reboot,” she said. “It’s amazing and so much fun to be a part of, and I hope they do a great job of it. I’m sure all the actors will have a great time doing it.”
“Resident Evil is such an incredible universe and it’s why the game was so successful,” she said. “I remember when I was playing it, I loved tapping into the darkness of it and never knowing what’s around every corner.”
Milla Jovovich's new film Monster Hunter arrives in UK cinemas and IMAX on Friday, 18 June. Watch a trailer below.