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Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan McCluskey
In January 1997, Constantin Film acquired the film rights to the Resident Evil franchise with Alan B. McElroy possibly writing the script. By 2001, Columbia TriStar was in final negotiations to acquire North American distribution rights to Resident Evil and budgeted the movie at $40 million. George A. Romero was hired by Sony Pictures and Capcom to direct and write Resident Evil. His script was later rejected and he was ultimately dropped. While Romero's script was supported by a number of people from Capcom and Constantin, it was rejected by Constantin producer Bernd Eichinger, as well as Capcom producer Yoshiki Okamoto who stated that "Romero's script wasn't good, so Romero was fired". Paul W. S. Anderson was then hired by Sony Pictures to write a screenplay and in late 2000, Anderson was announced as director and writer. Anderson stated the film would not include any tie-ins with the video game series as "under-performing movie tie-ins are too common and Resident Evil, of all games, deserved a good celluloid representation". In 2001, Milla Jovovich was cast as Alice, the protagonist of the film.
In the film, the Umbrella Corporation operates a top-secret genetic research facility named The Hive. Located deep beneath Raccoon City, The Hive has been sealed by The Red Queen (the AI that controls the Hive) due to the release of the T-Virus into the facility. The Red Queen kills every living thing in the facility to ensure that the T-Virus doesn't reach the surface, but the T-Virus reanimates them, transforming the humans into ravenous zombies and the animals into highly aggressive mutants. Alice (Milla Jovovich) was once a security operative working for the Corporation until her memory was wiped by the Red Queen's nerve gas. As the team attempts to escape The Hive, an Umbrella test subject, a huge monster called the Licker, escapes and pursues the team onto a train, which they use to leave the Hive. During this pursuit, two members of the group are killed, leaving only Alice and Matt; however, Matt obtains a deeply scratched arm from the licker in the start of their attack. When Alice and Matt reach the surface, Matt and Alice are separated and taken by an Umbrella hazmat unit, where Matt eventually transforms into Nemesis; however, this isn't known until Resident Evil: Apocalypse. Alice awakens from a coma to a ravaged Raccoon City after a T-Virus outbreak.