Milla Jovovich’s Resident Evil stunt double is suing the producers of the franchise after she was injured in 2015.
The stunt double for Milla Jovovich’s Alice in Resident Evil is suing the producers of the franchise after she was involved in a horrific crash on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Olivia Jackson was originally meant to be shooting a fight scene but was also asked to perform a “complex” motorbike scene in Milla Jovovich’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The stunt double was driving towards the camera, which was to be lifted before she reached it. Unfortunately, the crane operator didn’t lift the camera, causing Jackson to collide with it.
In a report from THR, Milla Jovovich’s stunt double sustained such horrific injuries that meant she would no longer be able to work in the profession. According to the stunt double, the camera ended up “slicing through the bone of her forearm and tearing the flesh off her cheek, leaving her teeth exposed.” Milla Jovovich’s Resident Evil stunt double also had her left arm amputated before being placed in a medically induced coma. Jackson’s husband was reportedly promised by the producers that they would take care of the costs. However, their insurance only paid out $33,000 as there was no liability coverage in the claim.
Olivia Jackson is suing Bolt Pictures, Tannhauser Gate, Jeremy Bolt and director Paul W.S. Anderson for an unspecified amount for the accident, claiming that the company cut safety corners for financial purposes. She also mentioned that another crew member, Ricardo Cornelius, was killed on the same production, and that 16 other actors sustained injuries in a previous installment.
The next instalment in the Resident Evil franchise is in development at Netflix, and will follow “the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus.” For more information on the Resident Evil franchise and Netflix’s latest endeavors keep following Heroic Hollywood as we keep you up to date.
The Resident Evil series on Netflix currently has no release date.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.