Why was K-Mart's name changed from the original draft script?

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In the original draft script for Resident Evil: Extinction, K-Mart's name was originally supposed to be Elizabeth Jane Case.

K-Mart explains that she got her name because she was found at a K-Mart store.

The main protagonist in the Resident Evil films is Alice who is portrayed by actress Milla Jovovich.

Milla Jovovich portrays a character named Katinka in the 2001 film Zoolander. Katinka refers to another character in the film as "K-Mart" due to her lack of fashion sense. Note: The character in Zoolander does not have the name "K-Mart" in the film, that is just what Katinka calls her.

Quotes from Katinka in Zoolander:

  • I suggest you and your Kmart Jaclyn Smith Collection outfit...

  • Glad you could join us, Kmart.

  • You don't have the guts, Kmart!

The name "K-Mart" is not an ordinary every day name to call a person and it is interesting that Milla Jovovich stars in 2 separate movies in which characters are called by this name. Is the use of calling a character "K-Mart" in two separate films merely a coincidence? Given that actress Milla Jovovich is married to the writer of the film, Paul W.S. Anderson in real life, is there any evidence that she had any influence over the character's name being changed from the original draft script?

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What was Kmart original name Resident Evil?

K-Mart was originally named "Elizabeth Jane Case" as shown in the draft script. The bio briefly given in Afterlife on the Umbrella computer Claire accesses gives her name as K-Mart and lists her age as 19.

What is k marts real name?

Kmart, original name S.S. Kresge Co., American retail chain with a history of marketing general merchandise primarily through discount and variety stores. It is a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation.

What happened to kmart in Resident Evil movies?

In Resident Evil: Afterlife, K-Mart has been captured by the Umbrella Corporation to be experimented upon. She is rescued by Alice, Claire and Chris Redfield, but is at first too addled to do anything.

Is Alice in the new Resident Evil movie?

The next two films, Resident Evil: Extinction and Resident Evil: Afterlife, see Alice learning how to use her powers for herself. She accepts that they are now a part of who she is and a useful tool in bringing down the Umbrella Corporation. It gives Alice an empowering arc in an otherwise disempowering story.

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