Milla Jovovich, star of the Resident Evil film franchise, announced on her Twitter feed today that Johann Urb will play Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil: Retribution. Kennedy is a fan favorite from the Resident Evil video game series, but the character has yet to appear in any of the Resident Evil films (although a promo newspaper released by Sony Pictures for Resident Evil: Apocalypse did state that Kennedy had died). Paul W.S. Anderson is writing and directing Resident Evil: Retribution. The film is slated for a fall 2012 release.