A few days we informed you that just as Resident Evil: the Final Chapter was released on DVD, a reboot of the franchise is already in the works. Today, we have a update.
News has come that genre heavy-hitter James Wan will be in the director’s chair for the first film of six that is planned. Wan is behind films such as The Conjuring, Insidious, Saw, and Annabelle.
While the thought of another reboot doesn’t thrill me, I am a huge fan of Wan. Could he improve the story? Yes, probably, but I’m just not sure that horror fans really want to see six new Resident Evil films. Not to mention, fans have grown to know and love the main character Alice (Milla Jovovich) are they really interested in seeing someone else play the role or see a different character all together?
Jovovich had this to say when asked for her opinion on the reboots by ComicBook.com:
They’ve announced a reboot? Okay, well good luck with that. I think what made Resident Evil so special is that the people involved really loved what they’re doing and really were fans of the game. I would suggest you find people that have the same passion for the property before you talk about reboots.”
Jovovich makes a great point. Hopefully this isn’t just an attempt to milk the franchise for everything’s it’s worth. Here’s the trailer for the original film, written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, to refresh your memory. We will keep you posted as the reboot develops.