ByStephen Adamson, writer at
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You think you know everything there is to know about Resident Evil? You might, but I'd be lying if I said I knew all of the stuff on this list before writing this article. It's the most prolific video-game-to-movie franchises of all time. Milla Jovovich and the film's director Paul W.S. Anderson met while filming it and were married shortly thereafter, in 2009. So this franchise not only crushed it in the box office, but it also sparked true love. Can't ask for much more than that!

However, that true love may have never been if casting had gone down a little bit differently. Which leads me to the first of 7 facts you may not have known about the movies... check these out!

1. Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson almost never met

These two may have never crossed paths if the original choice to play Alice, Gwyneth Paltrow, had taken the role. Cupid had other plans, and Jovovich took the role and made it iconic over the span of the series.

2. There are several Alice in Wonderland references in the first film

Alice obviously has the same name, but also she travels through the looking glass. There's a red queen who wants someone's head cut off and there's even a rabbit (above).

3. Resident Evil: Apocalypse was nearly entitled 'Resident Evil: Nemesis'

It was originally named after the third installment of the video game, but it was changed after Star Trek: Nemesis came out in 2002. The producers (probably correctly) thought that the names were too similar.

4. Raccoon City Is both Philly AND Detroit?

According to the map below, Raccoon City is in Pennsylvania or more specifically, in Philadelphia.

However, in the next film it looks to be where Detroit should be...

5. Milla Jovovich designed her own costume for Resident Evil: Extinction

She's truly a jack of all trades.

6. David Boreanaz was going to play Matt Addison

He backed out at the last second... he decided he would, instead, work on Angel.

7. Resident Evil: Afterlife was shot in 3D... for a steep price

Paul W.S. Anderson was convinced by James Cameron to shoot Resident Evil: Afterlife in 3D. At this time, it was still fairly new tech, so it cost a whopping additional $12 million!

Did you know all of those facts? Are you ready for [Resident Evil 6: The Final Chapter](tag:671270)?

(Via: Arcade Sushi)


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