Paul W.S Anderson who wrote the current 6 films and directed four of them is unlikely to be involved in this new reboot of the franchise, which is likely to take the story in a different direction. During their talk with him Variety learned that the production company is gearing up for a reboot of the "Resident Evil" franchise. The six-film series has pulled in a cool $1.2 billion Dollars worldwide since the first installment, Resident Evil, was released in 2002.
Bradford Hornsby is an editor, music writer, web producer, and pop culture blogger for CBS stations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
It's entirely possible that this remake will follow in the footsteps of Resident Evil 7 by re-examining the Resident Evil mythos and presenting them through a dingy grindhouse lens that borrows from such horror classics as Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The only thing we know right now is that the plan is to turn the video game property into another six-movie franchise.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter may be the concluding installment in the Milla Jovovich-led film franchise. But after that partnership fell apart in the late 90s, Anderson signed on to direct Resident Evil, a prequel to the game series, in 2002. Overseas it was actually the highest grossing film in the franchise, pulling in more than $285 million. Probably not. They already did it, but then, movie studios aren't really known for risk taking. The six Resident Evil movies have brought in over $1.2 billion. Somehow I don't think that was the cause of my lack of enjoyment of the Resident Evil movie franchise. Admittedly, I've never seen any of the Resident Evil movies under the same sleep deprived over-caffeinated deeply paranoid conditions as I played the games.
"We want [Resident Evil 7] to be the start of a new kind of survival horror and of a new series".