In a recent interview with SciFi Wire, Milla Jovovich (star of the upcoming Resident Evil Apocalypse) infomed us on her role in the movie, which had most principal photography done in China and Hong Kong.
I just got back last month. It's super cool. It's very different from Resident Evil, but it's a sci-fi movie, and there is a virus in it. But those are the only similarities.
Ultraviolet deals with a war in the 21st century between humans and those infected with a disease that turns them into superhuman but short-lived vampire-like creatures. Jovovich's character is the leader of a resistance against the evil government.
My character ... [has] this sickness. It's an epidemic that's spread in the world where all sicknesses have been cured, ... except for this one epidemic that the government has created and in a way [is] using for their own benefit. But it gets out, and they're trying to annihilate everybody that has it. Now the people that have it realize what's going on and go underground.
I'm on my last 36 hours of life when the movie starts, ... and my last mission before I go, because I'm a revolutionary, is to strap bombs to my chest and explode this huge government building where the nemesis guy who's controlling everything is and pretty much destroy the Establishment. But through this, I get sort of thrown in with this 9-year-old boy (Cameron Bright), and I have to be like a mom. ... It's like a remake of Gloria, but in the future, with lots of great martial arts and special effects.
Ultraviolet is set for a Summer 2005 release, but that may change in the future.