Next Resident Evil movie will "definitely" be available in 3D

Director Paul W.S. Anderson says he's just now starting to write Resident Evil 6, wants to again work with Chinese actress Bingbing Li for the film.

The next Resident Evil movie from director Paul W.S. Anderson will "definitely" be available in theaters in 3D, the series director said at the Beijing International Film Festival this weekend.

As reported by China's CCTV, Anderson said 3D technology has now "become the fabric" rather than just a special effect, in filmmaking. 2010's Resident Evil: Afterlife was the first in the series to be released in 3D. Follow-up Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) was also released in 3D.

Also during the Beijing International Film Festival, Anderson said he's only just started writing the next Resident Evil movie and explained that he would like to work with Bingbing Li for the new film. Li played Ada Wong in Retribution.

The next Resident Evil movie, which will be the sixth to date, is scheduled to be released sometime in 2015. Actress Milla Jovovich will reprise her role of Alice for the film.

Resident Evil: Retribution had an estimated budget of $65 million and made over $240 million in theaters. The latest entry in the video game series was 2012's Resident Evil 6. A seventh installment in the core series is reportedly in development, but that's not been confirmed.

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ZombehDino
ZombehDino

These movies have always been terrible and will most definitely always be terrible.

Gazdakka
Gazdakka

Let it die, Paul. Or maybe I should be asking the general populace to let it die; how the f**k else does he keep getting the bright idea to continue making shitty Resident Evil debaucheries?

vadagar1
vadagar1

unless im with my BF and really bored I cant see myself watching this : /

ddmartin2014
ddmartin2014

Oh god just KILL this franchise already!...Bring us a proper zombie trilogy in a desolate world.

teller76567
teller76567

But the first two kind of followed the games but after that it was just dog shit.

teller76567
teller76567

Wow i don't have a 3D t.v it will look like shit when it hit's blue ray and...um dvd...but still with out a 3D t.v just it looks like shit...

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

Oh. Wow. I. Can't. Wait... 

                                        ...for this series to die!

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

I actually enjoyed all of them and I am very happy to see a next entry

jk12324
jk12324

I thought the next one was going to be the last? :S

deadpen
deadpen

Will be 3d and straight to dvd.

gantarat
gantarat

Budget and Worldwide Box Office

2002 Resident Evil                     $35,000,000 $102,441,078

2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse $50,000,000 $129,394,835

2007 Resident Evil: Extinction    $45,000,000 $147,717,833

2010 Resident Evil: Afterlife       $57,500,000 $296,221,663

2012 Resident Evil: Retribution  $65,000,000 $240,159,255


total
budget $248,000,000 Worldwide Box Office $ 915,934,644

chev9378
chev9378

For crying out loud, reboot this awful film series! And without Paul Worthless Shit Anderson's involvement.

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

Oh boy 3-D… That's original. I haven't seen anything this innovative since call of duty ghosts... -_-

crimsonbrute
crimsonbrute moderator moderator

I thought the last 2 movies were in 3D.

Pewbert
Pewbert

Awful movie series with even worse 3D effects.

GreenvaleXYZ
GreenvaleXYZ

Amazing that there are people out there who think gaming is a waste of time but will actively look for these movies to go watch in the theater, buy when released, and watch over and over again at home.  It's maddening.

jerusaelem
jerusaelem

I'm fairly certain that Paul W.S. Anderson is only able to maintain an erection by duping a studio out of $40,000,000, and then using the proceeds to video tape his mentally challenged wife using wire-fu to dragon kick salami covered dogs in the throat. 


Is anyone else depressed that this series will likely outlast the game franchise by about 10 installments/years(whatever comes first)? 

Elite_Bengal
Elite_Bengal

I'll wait til it comes out on DVD/Bluray and rent it from Netflix, just like I did for Resident Evil 3-5. 

scottw84
scottw84

Shame, what I expected to see was "New Resident Evil movie will be cancelled and no more will be made." oh well, here's to hoping for next time!


The movies are terrible, the first one was novel because no one had done a proper Resident Evil movie before, after that they've just been cash grabs for washed up actors, give a proper director a go at making them with a proper cast (sorry Milla, loved you in the 5th Element and all but you really don't shine in the Res Evils)

StHapns247
StHapns247

That's a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.

onixevil
onixevil

She just stretch her legs and up her arms to shoot zombies  I hate this dogmatic move on every RE movie. 

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

They should just stop before it embarrasses the franchise altogether, the original film was ok at best, the rest are just stupid with s**t acting and a plot even a clown would laugh at, if you want to watch the last best Resident Evil film get a copy of:


Resident Evil Degeneration on Blu-Ray


They should have just stuck to the CGI.

endorbr
endorbr

I just wish these movies made sense.  It's like they're just cobbling together memorable moments, characters and creatures from the games and smashing them together into a film wrapped around a loose plot that isn't based on anything remotely to do with the games any more.  Like the world becoming a desert in the 3rd film (which they never touched on again btw).  Or introducing the Las Plagas infected in the 4th movie with zero explanation.  I remember watching that and thinking: "So why are the zombies now sprouting Las Plagas parasites from their mouths?"  So many things wrong with that to even start complaining.  And the last film just threw so many ideas at you that it played out like a bad video game, moving from one zone to another with different things and mechanics in each new zone and none of what they were doing carrying over from one area to the next.  Why do these movies seem to get a free pass when it comes to consistency?

Hammershock6
Hammershock6

The only resident evil movie I liked was the one with nemesis.  other than that the others sucked even the first one.

grenadehh
grenadehh

I don't see how these movies can continue without shitting out more "original" characters. They've already killed off Barry, ruined Claire and Jill, Chris sucks, Leon sucks, and Ada was a half decent rendition. Oh and let's not forget at the end of the fifth movie the virus has evidently produced dragons and pretty much no one is alive except for some military guys, and Wesker is the leader. Give me a break.


He's out of original characters to ruin unless he wants to put in Sherry or Rebecca or Billy or the people from Outbreak.

azcaz16
azcaz16

Oh no.... is a sixth film really necessary? This film series is like a wounded animal. Put it out of it's misery and let it die already. 

grenadehh
grenadehh

The last  2 movies were full 3D, why wouldn't this piece of shit be?

DrKill09
DrKill09

I like some of Anderson's work, but never could stand his RE movies.  I wish this film series would die so he could move on to something new.


I wish he'd go back to making fun movies like MK, Soldier, Event Horizon, and Death Race.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@chev9378  Or just don't do anything with it at all. Resident Evil as an entire franchise is dead, RE6 was the last nail in the coffin. Let's have a moment of silence and move on.

Holy-Rapture
Holy-Rapture

@jerusaelem  You could've done without the mentally challenged part, plus Milla Jovovich is wicked hot. This, RE6, is the last movie to be made though, that was already announced.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@DeanoFantasy  Well 


A) That already happened a long time ago.

B) The franchise embarrassed itself a long long time ago as well. These movies didn't even happen until RE as a franchise was dead.

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

@endorbr  Preaching to the choir bro.  These movies are shit yet people keep going to see them and giving them even more money... The thing is, Capcom knows these movies make money and therefore they try to model the new games after them and they are all complete shit!

grenadehh
grenadehh

Or did he forget all the pointless quarters flying at our faces in 3D or the executioners axe? Or the other shit that no one ever cared about?

teller76567
teller76567

@hystavito The 3D effects killed the last two with out a 3D t.v it just was just horrible

Gazdakka
Gazdakka

@Holy-Rapture @jerusaelem She isn't attractive at all, imo. Though that might be because she's a Mary-Sue character that doesn't even exist in the real Resident Evil storyline, integrates about half-a-dozen characters' abilities, then Paul has the audacity to bring in said characters and say that his wife is like, 1-kerbillionX better than all of them combined.

And props to you, jerusaelem: you summarised almost every Paul Anderson movie with that masterful first paragraph.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Holy-Rapture @jerusaelem  She's hardly attractive. She was before she married that idiot, back in the Fifth Element days. The mentally challenged part I don't know about that - she is a functional adult (as much as a celebrity can be) last interview I saw. Deluded and an actress but not retarded.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@NbAlIvEr10000 @endorbr  I think they go to see how shitty it is. It makes no sense to spend money to see how shitty something it is but its something to do. When Afterlife came out my friend and I went to the Hoffbrauhaus, got drunk, went across to the AMC to see that shit, then went back to Hoffbrauhaus. The movie was the least important part.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Tribesmaster @Hammershock6  Both of the first two movies were terrible. At least Apocalypse pretended to be good - until the fist fight between Nemesis and Alice anyway.