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China actress Li Bing Bing hits the big time with Resident Evil

Published on Sep 12, 2012 3:08 PM
 
Li Bing Bing is Ada Wong. -- PHOTO: DAVIS FILMS/IMPACT PICTURES INC

China actress Li Bingbing is blasting into the big time with some heavy-duty guns and a killer dress.

After turns as a white-haired witch in Forbidden Kingdom (2008) and dual roles in the historical drama Snow Flower And The Secret Fan (2011), the 39-year-old star takes on her highest profile Hollywood role yet in the fantasy action flick Resident Evil: Retribution. The film opens here on Thursday.

Resident Evil is arguably the most successful celluloid adaptation of a video game. The first four films - Resident Evil (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) and Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) - have earned a total of US$675 million (S$) worldwide on a combined budget of US$183 million.

In Retribution, Li plays the role of Ada Wong, a popular player character first introduced in the PlayStation game Resident Evil 2 (1998). And of course, Wong runs, shoots and kicks a** while wearing a sleeveless figure-hugging red number with a thigh-high slit.

 
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