Next Resident Evil film in 3D - Report

Paul W.S. Anderson tells horror film site that he will use Avatar camera system for first installment in a new zombie trilogy.

Like one of the brain-slurping zombies that populate his Resident Evil film adaptations, director Paul W.S. Anderson wants more. According to a Comic-Con report on horror film site ShockTilYouDrop.com, Anderson has confirmed that he will write and direct a 3D fourth entry in the series, and that the project would be the first in a new three-film arc.

Now picture that amazing tent scene...IN 3D!

"I wanted to kick off a brand new trilogy," Anderson told the site. "I'm really excited we're doing it [in 3D], and we're using the same camera system [James] Cameron used for Avatar. There are a lot of exciting things about this one. I don't regard it as Resident Evil 4; I regard it as a retooling and rebirth of the entire franchise."

The film will be called Resident Evil: Afterlife and will once again see Milla Jovovich star as gun-toting heroine Alice. ShockTilYouDrop.com reports the film is expected to open September 17, 2010, and will feature new characters pulled from the game series.

Resident Evil: Afterlife was originally the name of the third film in the series, which was eventually released as Resident Evil: Extinction. Even before shooting began on Extinction, a fourth film in the series had been planned. That project was to be set in Tokyo and filmed on location.

It's been a newsworthy Comic-Con for Anderson fans. Yesterday, James Wan, who cowrote and directed Lionsgate's horror film Saw, told a different horror film site that he would be cowriting and directing the Castlevania film Anderson is producing.

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RitterXplode
RitterXplode

Awesome!!!!!!!! The best game->movie adaptation! Hope they don't screw it up... ps: And what's with all the Milla haters? I love Milla.

hardyz
hardyz

I'm not sure about the next movie but I thought the first three adaptations were good if not better. I think they could have did more with characters from the game and threw a little more of game related aspects to fulfill some better fan service. I've read a lot of hateful responses and I mainly disagree because if the movies followed the game(s) exactly, I'd rather just sit home and play the games over again than watch some actors who would possibly try to mimick the atrocity that is the american voice acting / written dialogue of the original Resident Evil on the PSone. Great game, but whoever hired the voice talent should be made into a Tyrant's chew toy.

Oldgun
Oldgun

Failure reboot in my opinion

WilHiteWarrior
WilHiteWarrior

The RE movies are horrible... they screwed it up so bad. They messed up Jill bad enough but man, Claire didnt even slightly remind me of her video game counterpart. Claire is a sweet girl but also tough and can hold her own, they just totally messed her up bad, and man, don't even get me started on Wesker. (i never cared about Carlos so he doesnt count) and they also went that cliche zombies take over the world route. One of the things I always like about RE is they never went that way. The incidents on the games are always isolated, and you feel like there is a place for them to escape to, but again they screwed that up too. Just give it up, anderson, seriously. If you cant pay the source material the respect it deserves, leave it to someone who can

Giglioroninomic
Giglioroninomic

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Giglioroninomic
Giglioroninomic

There is no hope for the RE films. The first one was pushing it. A fourth one, reboot or not, is more ludicrous than Saw 6 (gaurantee its coming). Whereas the RE movies sucked and were stupid, the Saw films were good and were retarded. They did ruin everything, I wrote a 30 page review of the trilogy and how ungodly abominable it is. That's how bad the RE trilogy blows. The super human theme was the entire point of Resident Evil, but he did it incredibly wrong. They never got human experimentation to work the way they wanted it to, thats why it creates zombies, and the direct experiments resulted in lickers, and tyrants. Having a female krauser/wesker running around is retarded, as we all know they are both extremely pushing the believability of the franchise. Thank god they're both dead, SUPPOSEDLY. Maybe Wesker will come back and die, again, and after 2 deaths and 2 total near death getting pwneds he will stay dead.

jvsexy
jvsexy

@ shailesh_das yo bhai, kaise hai?? i think i read somewhere on the internet that they are releasing a 2nd part to Silent Hill..part 1 was awesome !! GO PYRAMID HEAD GO! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheeers !!

nicnoflash
nicnoflash

Normally, when a franchise gets a reboot, a new writer and director steps in. The Resident Evil films desperately need that. The first movie was passable at best, while the other two were disaturous. They hardly hold to the original plot, and are gradually getting worse. I'd love to see someone else have the chance to do it right. What the hell is so hard about sticking to source material? If Anderson wanted to write his own Resident Evil story, he should have created his own characters, sub plot, monsters, rather than ruining the original stories we all love. This is mainly in reference to the second movie. Yeahh the movie was based on the 3rd game, but it seemed like he took all the ideas he liked, and set them behind his undeniable need to have some super human hero save the day. What was wrong with just having Jill kick Nemesis in the balls, that of what she does so well in the game. The movie made Jill look like a supreme douche bag. Anderson Blows. He's just one of those guys that if I ever saw him on the side of the street, I'd punch him in the face. No one should be allowed to be that stupid.

angry_samoan
angry_samoan

@ ReebenHauser I agree. If they do remake the RE franchise, should be written and given the atmospheric tone of Lovecraft stories...No super humans like you say (except for Tyrants :P), the horror either makes the characters go mad or kill themselves from learning too much. However I'm all for a movie completely done how the first game told the story...I wouldn't care if I knew what was gonna happen, because I know there will be a majority who still don't know that a dog jumps through the window! Or expect to see something like "Yawn", "Neptune", and even a freaky-ass Hunter open the door behind you for the first time! If they film it right by getting the pacing, atmosphere, story, and characters done proper...I'd still s*** myself. Because I'll get immersed into film just how I did with the game. And for those who haven't played it, they'll finally get to see what many of us experienced... Anderson will obviously never understand that! That's why he blows dogs for quarters man!

shailesh_das
shailesh_das

What a waste of such a genre defining game. All his 3 RE films are crap. Whats the point in re-creating the series in 3D by a different Director when Capcom has already released Re Degeneration and may also be working on subsequent releases. The only most perfect game-to-movie adaptation was Silent Hill. Is there any other Silent Hill movie in development?

pinku_panda
pinku_panda

I was really disappointed in Resident Evil Extinction =/ especially in the actress who was "claire redfield" she didn't look OR ACT like the claire redfield that i adore D: ... =.=;;; i'm getting really tired of people just choosing horrible actors to play game/anime/cartoon characters that we grew up with, look at what they did to dragon ball z and Dead or Alive Dx

Odnomiar
Odnomiar

I liked the first one. the second one sucked except for the plentiful references to the games, and I quite enjoyed Extinction for what it was. I'm looking forward to a fourth installment. just hoping it's not a rehash of what's gone on in the games. I'd rather the connections and characters are there, but in different situations. Like degeneration then! and as for the film series not being a success... I think you'll find that it's Sony Pictures biggest franchise AFTER the spider-man trilogy. so, if a new film can be made, they'll make it. I find it funny that people moan about it being written ir directed by anderson... we should count ourselves lucky, at least it isn't Uwe Boll?!

WillyChong
WillyChong

I guess that there are highly unprofessional director like Paul W.S Anderson able to make a crappy movie. How the hell he actually hold that license for so long? Even Resident Evil: Degenaration is a thousand times better than all those movie directed by him. Start all over again, and please, No Milla! :(

SOLID_SHARK
SOLID_SHARK

make it scary like the first one !! the third one sucked.. though 2nd one was my favorite

dalek1907
dalek1907

Hasn't Resident Evil suffered enough at the hand of Paul W.S. Anderson, Why make it worse?!?! Bad enough what they did to Nemesis in the 2nd film, Lucky that put me off from watching the 3rd film. if they make a 3D film could it not be like Resident Evil: Degeneration, at least that sticks to story from the Games, not making any old crap up as it when along.

colestanley
colestanley

damn, y bring her back, they should just start over. the resident evil movies would be much better without her

Deathrebellion
Deathrebellion

@hipgangsta SAW movies rn't all abt blood gush and violence y'know. Jill and Leon HAVTA be in dis movie

JillV
JillV

What the hell is wrong with Capcom? They did RE: Degeneration using one of their developers, Hiroyuki Kobayashi they ought to keep doing that and give that washed up wannabe Anderson the boot right where the sun don't shine.

phindley85
phindley85

Another crappy Resident Evil moive. They should just start over with new actors and take the story from .. oh I don't know... the game maybe?

hipgangsta
hipgangsta

Jesus Christ, enough, Milla Jovovich can't act for owl crap. And besides, the Resident Evil films went boring and crappy after RE2 Apocolyspe, all it was is full out blood gush and violence, like a SAW film

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I really love the first movie. What the hell happened since then I don't know.

JillV
JillV

Somebody ought to put a stop to Paul W.S. Anderson and Uwe Boll, they suck as directors and not to mention their movies, I don't know which is worst to see their movies or Dr. Quinn Medicine woman.

HelpMe454
HelpMe454

God Damn it! When I saw 3d Resident Evil, I thought it was gonna be a sequal to Degeneration....... the first and second RE films were.... Ok I guess as zombie movies but they are nothin' like Resident Evil, If they are gonna do any more Res films they should be the first 3 games, I wanna see Jill, Chris, Wesker, Rebecca, Billy, Claire, Leon and Ada on the big screen damn it!

Mister__Awesome
Mister__Awesome

This is stupid. Stop trying to make this mainstream, they need to involve more of the original characters of the RE series...

hiryu3
hiryu3

Please oh Please get rid of Milla. She is not attractive at all and doesn't help the story at all. Either make it a true horror gore fest or just let it end.

Denveraic
Denveraic

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Denveraic

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Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Come on... if they're retooling it lose Milla and get a real character from the RE universe to star in the movies -- like Chris R. or Leon S. K.

necronaux
necronaux

I loved the CGI Degeneration movie. Can't picture a THREE (???) movie deal, all in 3-D. With the exception of cartoons, 3-D horror is usually done as somewhat of a joke (friday 13th, jaws, bloody val., etc.).

masterds64
masterds64

Even though the movie's themselves aren't "fan" worthy, someone must be watching them... Why else would they let Paul Anderson direct them still? Why can't they make more like degeneration-that was good-get's close to the Paul Anderson movie's at times-but story wise close to the games :)

Ravenor12345678
Ravenor12345678

If a film is good, then deviating from the game storyline is fine by me. The Resident Evil films, bar Degeneration, have been utterly awful. If Anderson had changed the plot to make the film work, or have a bigger impact then i wouldnt hate him as much. Instead he changed it to first get into Milla Jovovich's pants, and then later to show how wonderful his fiancee supposedly is.

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Nice; now it'll be like you can just reach out and touch the awfulness on-screen.

Matty_gamer
Matty_gamer

"There are a lot of exciting things about this one. I don't regard it as Resident Evil 4; I regard it as a retooling and rebirth of the entire franchise." The film will be called Resident Evil: Afterlife and will once again see Milla Jovovich star as gun-toting heroine Alice" Resident Evil: Degeneration FTW!!!!!!!! Make Movies Based On Games than Follow the Damn Game Story Line Dont "F" it up and have a effed up story off your own like in your other Movies. P.S. Capcom Should make Resident Evil Movies not Stevenspeilberg wannabees!!

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

You know, I am kind of worried about the transition to 3D, why you ask? Simple I wear glasses and as of yet noone seems to have put out a decent set of 3D lenses that you can wear over glasses, this kind of makes viewing 3D movies a hassle for folk like me. As for the Resident Evil movie, why are they still letting this guy direct them, the 1st one wasn't bad but the second one was horrible and I couldn't even bring myself to see the 3rd one.

008Zulu
008Zulu

Shouldn't they wait atleast 20 years before they start redoing movies? Degeneration was good, felt like a proper Resident Evil movie. The live action ones not so much, I guess thats what you get for trying to recreate a franchise that doesnt need it.

Dradeeus
Dradeeus

Oh joy, the hollywoodized destruction of a beloved series now leaps off the screen.

Ravenor12345678
Ravenor12345678

Great more fething Resident Evil from the second worst director in the world, after the aforementioned Uwe Boll. And in defense of Boll, at least he realizes he is making garbage, Anderson is still deluded enough to believe his films are good.

Gooshnads
Gooshnads

@diduseethatduck ... lol u seriously liked it? i mean.. uwe boll..... damn lol

cockneyscouse
cockneyscouse

I like good films and I love to see games references in good films. I like good games and I love to see film references in good games. Wish producers of games and films would get it and leave mediums that they know nothing about alone.

SbT16
SbT16

havent seen the others, and from the comments i dont know if i should, but as a game the series is immense, absolutely love shooting the heads of zombies/ infected, and i love the concept of only being able to aim or move. Generally movies which are originally games are terrible, know i did enjoy hitman.

InsultToInjury_
InsultToInjury_

..... NO MORE! The movies are awful really they have not been a hit with the fans and carrying on is just going to get worse. Only good news I have heard that apparently Jensen Ackles is either playing Leon or Chris. To me he is not Leon but would be perfect as Chris Redfield. But even then thats not enough to save this movie franchise that gives the games no justice at all. And Anderson should come up with his own ORIGINAL ideas, they guy only does movies based on games etc and thats loosley based at best.

GC4ever
GC4ever

............. i'm sorry i'm all about RE and the movies but another three? anderson you are the next uwe boll if you don't stop right now!!!!

eal-zubieri
eal-zubieri

most of the good games needs a movie but in a different story, i saw all the three movies they were not bad at all.

oskuuu
oskuuu

5 words; stop making bad game movies!

Ronin893
Ronin893

The movies have all sucked with the exception of the first one which was still a disappointment because the story was so far from the game. So I say who cares about another movie. The last one was slammed by the critics and now you want to try make 3 more. ROLFL.

neonhair
neonhair

I tried to like these movies but I just can't.

ReebenHauser
ReebenHauser

I'm all for starting over on the Resident Evil movies. I feel there's still hope but not with Paul W.S. Anderson doing it. I mean every time they give this guy a script that involves a game franchise he screws it up big time. The guy needs to do other things. I never liked the idea of a person like Alice anyway. You know that she'll never be in any real danger so all your left with is seeing which of the other people following her around are going to get killed. I would much rather see a RE movie where no one was "Super Human" and everyone had a chance of getting it in the end. That and followed the games storyline a bit more.

TXMostWanted
TXMostWanted

For every Resident Evil film that is made, a third world country explodes...so for humanity's sake, STOP IT