Don't act so surprised that Paul W.S. Anderson is making a sixth Resident Evil movie. Of course he's going to make another one! He's been talking about doing it since last year. At one point the movie had a release date of September of this year, but that's obviously not happening now as the film hasn't even started shooting yet. As of this moment there is no shooting date, release date, or plot information.
What we do have is a tentative title for the film, thanks to Collider. That title is Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. That's right folks, this is the last Resident Evil movie that will close out the franchise… until the studio decides to reboot it. Anderson is currently writing the script for the film, and this is what he had to say about it:
“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the working title. It may end up being the final title, but that’s what’s written on the front page of my script… I’m right in the middle of [the first draft].”
This is what he had to say about the shooting date:
“There are no set dates for shooting yet. I think we’re waiting until we have a first draft screenplay and then go from there.”
Then there's the release date:
“I don’t know [when it will be in theaters], depends how fast I write, I guess. There’s no set date yet but hopefully we’ll have an announcement for that soon.”
He didn't dish out any information on story details, but he did talk about how he's already thinking about implementing 3D elements into the script he's writing.
“I firmly believe that you have to start thinking about the 3D even in the writing process. You cannot make a great 3D movie by just—it’s not some special sauce that you can sprinkle on. You make the dish and then you make hot sauce on top—it doesn’t work well like that. Yes, you can do a last minute conversion. You can not shoot the movie thinking about 3D and do a last minute conversion and it can be a 3D movie, it’s just not gonna be a great 3D movie. I approach my films right from the inception, I kind of write action scenes and pick out locations that I think and know—because I’ve done so much of it—will translate very well into 3D. Then when we build the sets, we build sets that I know will shoot well in 3D. It’s really, even from this point, 3D is something I’m definitely thinking about.”
I have to say I completely disagree with him on that. Writing a movie around the use of 3D is ridiculous to me. The most important aspect of the script is the story, and 3D really has nothing to do with the story. It's a gimmick to help the studio make more money. On top of that I think Anderson makes the worst use of 3D in any of the 3D films being made.
I actually enjoyed the first couple Resident Evil movies. It wasn't until Anderson started with the 3D that they really started going downhill. I won't be expecting much from Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, but I'll see it regardless in hopes of being somewhat entertained.
Milla Jovovich is sure to reprise her role, though, so the movie has that going for it.
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