One of the most successful horror franchises of this new millennium, Resident Evil, saw the conclusion of its era led by director Paul W.S. Anderson and star Milla Jovovich when early this year Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) came out. Although this final chapter wasn’t a big box office success like many of the other films series, the total grossing from Resident Evil big screen features has always been more than profitable.
Variety reported yesterday that Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz is already working on putting together a new franchise for the popular zombies set up based on the Capcom video game. Constantin Film owns the film exploitation rights for Resident Evil and their big bosses won’t let much time pass, was said in an interview at the Cannes Film Festival this past weekend. It is easy to think this time people like writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson or stars Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter won’t be involved in the projects. Or perhaps what Constantin Film is riffling is a spin-off for some of the characters in the Resident Evil universe. That could lead to seeing again some of the familiar faces.
And now many of us will wonder “Already? So early?”. Will they rush it to reboot the franchise with 2018 in sight? Are they just working on have it ready for the next decade? So far all these is unknown and we’ll have to wait for further updates.
Check out here the trailer for the movie that started the whole thing: Resident Evil (2002).
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