Mike Epps back for Resident Evil: AfterlifeMacReady
Our buddie Wilson from BlackFilm just sent us some great news for you. It looks like Mike Epps will return to reprise his role as L.J. in "Resident Evil: Afterlife". While promoting his latest film, "Roll Bounce" in NY, the actor talked about coming back for the third Resident Evil movie.
Has there been any talk about bringing your character back?
Mike Epps: Yep, we're shooting it in March and this time, they are going to let me be hard. I asked the director, "Something's strange because why did you let me live? Black people die in these movies" and he was like, "Well Mike, I kinda like you." So then I asked him, "Are you setting me up to die?" because if there's a fourth movie, I'm as good as dead.
Well, do you get to live?
ME: I don't know this time. But I tell you what. If I gotta die in this one, I'm not doing it. I'm not dying in any of my movies.
Constantin head of production Martin Moskowicz said in Cannes that the third film, "Resident Evil: Afterlife," will shift locations to shoot in Australia. There are also plans for a 4th part set in Tokyo, and Impact/Constantin is looking to shoot the film in Japan. "Afterlife" will be set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun with mutant zombies. The film will play in the Nevada desert with the Aussie outback standing in for the American wasteland.