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?