Jovovich Gems booked

Actress to topline 'Evil' sequel, 'Ultraviolet'

Screen Gems has a sci-fi double bill set with Milla Jovovich. After signing the actress to topline the Alexander Witt-directed “Resident Evil 2,” Screen Gems has set her to follow by playing the title character in “Ultraviolet,” a futuristic vampire film that will shoot in Shanghai in December. Kurt Wimmer (“Equilibrium”) wrote the script and will direct.

Jovovich plays the title character, a tough woman who finds herself the protector of a 9-year-old boy targeted for death. Backdrop is a civil war in the late 21st century between humans and a subculture turned into vampires. She’s one of the latter. Wimmer wrote the script specifically for Jovovich after watching her work in “Resident Evil.” Clint Culpepper and Stacy Kolker Cramer are supervising the project for Screen Gems. Lucas Foster is producing.

The Sony-based company adds that greenlight to a list that includes “D.E.B.S.”; “You Got Served,” with Steve Harvey; “The Breakup Handbook,” with Jamie Foxx; and “Anaconda 2: Curse of the Black Orchid.” Just wrapped is another vampire pic, “Underworld,” with Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman, done in partnership with Lakeshore.

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