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Another Resident Evil film a possibility?

Another Resident Evil film a possibility?

Paul W.S. Anderson has indicated that another Resident Evil film could be on the cards.

Paul W.S. Anderson, the director behind the original Resident Evil film, has indicated that he is currently in talks with Sony to make a fourth film in the series, though nothing has been confirmed just yet.

Speaking to MTV, Anderson said “I don’t even know if anything will come of it, but there’s a possibility it might happen.

I love the ‘Resident Evil’ franchise and we always try to make the best possible movie we can. If we could find a good ‘Resident Evil 4’ to make, then we would do it,” continued Anderson.

But I wouldn’t just do it for the sake of it, that’s for sure.

The last Resident Evil film, Extinction, opened the strongest of all the films in the series, but had a hugely negative reaction from critics and fans. In fact, in terms of fan-reaction, the first film is generally held up as the best in the series.

The good news though is that Anderson only directed the first film, only overseeing the production of the later films without getting hands-on. That bodes well if Anderson does get the approval to go ahead and make another film.

Would you be interested in watching another Resident Evil film, or has the Doom put you off the cinema altogether? Let us know in the forums.

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Gareth Halfacree 2nd July 2008, 12:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
Paul W.S Anderson, the director of the previous Resident Evil films, has indicated he may be looking to team up with Milla Jovich one more time.
Nothing to do with the fact that she's his missus, of course. Oh, no. The massive fee she'll get is merely co-incidental.
Bauul 2nd July 2008, 12:21 Quote
Ah Doom wasn't that bad. Had it come out yet been nothing about the game, I think people would have enjoyed it a bit more.

Not seen the last Res Evil. Given the second film had one good scene (Nemesis vs. Marshalls), I didn't hold much hope for the second.
Timmy_the_tortoise 2nd July 2008, 12:21 Quote
Never watched the other films.. Never particularly interested, despite being told they are (for the most part) decent films.

I'd REALLY like to see Postal though, after having seen the intro on youtube and reading the synopsis on wikipedia, it looks like one of the funniest films ever. Uwe Boll is like Tim Westwood, you REALLY mustn't take him seriously.
Jack_Pepsi 2nd July 2008, 12:26 Quote
If they kept the story of the games the films wouldn't have sucked.

If he's going to make another film, do the original, properly. The game story is far, far more interesting than the re-hash crap of the films.
Mister_Tad 2nd July 2008, 12:27 Quote
Considering the ending of the last one, a sequel is a daft proposition.

I mean, I like Milla just as much as the next guy, but that may be a bit much.
liratheal 2nd July 2008, 12:39 Quote
It makes no sense, given what happened in 3. The badguys would have to be even bigger and even more powerful. Which would just look stupid.

As for sticking to the story, of the games, though, I don't see that as a particularly viable option for game>movie translations. The game is designed to stimulate the player in different ways to the film, and although they can both happily feature the same characters, the protagonist of the film is invariably going to be different to that of the game.

What the games fleshed the length with simply won't work well on th big screen. Massive example: Tomb Raider. Puzzle based game. Made you think. Movie? Stared at Angelina Jolies boobs for a bit, and spent most of it mentally switched off.

Resi is much the same. The fear, the puzzles, the camera angle, and so on would simply not translate to the big screen. Fear is probably the easiest thing to translate between the formats, but these days, we've seen it all, we're very rarely scared anymore.

That reads pretty ramble-y, but I swear there's sense in it somewhere!
Almightyrastus 2nd July 2008, 12:48 Quote
I have to agree on the story, sure they are fun, no-brainer fluff and reasonably enjoyable to watch but there should have been a lot more done with the mansion, there would have been great scope for zombie suspense and bits to make the audience jump with the enclosed nature of the mansion.
liratheal 2nd July 2008, 12:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Almightyrastus
I have to agree on the story, sure they are fun, no-brainer fluff and reasonably enjoyable to watch but there should have been a lot more done with the mansion, there would have been great scope for zombie suspense and bits to make the audience jump with the enclosed nature of the mansion.

Absolutely - The story was far from perfect, but it's not like it was as bad as, say, National Treasure 2. They could have done a LOT more with the mansion, I agree, but now they've moved on from that setting, I imagine it'd be hard to go back to it, as only the players of the game will be aware of the Mansion being pretty.. Prominent in most of the characters story. Everyone else would either be confused or bored, slating it as having repeated the first movie.
Jack_Pepsi 2nd July 2008, 12:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Almightyrastus
I have to agree on the story, sure they are fun, no-brainer fluff and reasonably enjoyable to watch but there should have been a lot more done with the mansion, there would have been great scope for zombie suspense and bits to make the audience jump with the enclosed nature of the mansion.

Spot on!
Paradigm Shifter 2nd July 2008, 13:09 Quote
Doom's OK. Not great, but it's a lot better than I expected it to be. Resident Evil 1 was pretty decent, all things considered, but the second and third... I couldn't maintain suspension of disbelief, which means the films failed on the first hurdle.
Blademrk 2nd July 2008, 13:18 Quote
I enjoyed the first 2 movies, the third film just didn't feel finished the survivors got on the copter and flew off with no closure on what happened to them. The army of Alice clones (left till the next one I suppose) and the (slightly) more inteligent zombies (wee, I can use a camera and a phone but keep the kids shape sorter out of reach) weren't really used.
BlackMage23 2nd July 2008, 13:49 Quote
Res one was the only half decent film out of the lot.
Given the fan reaction and the fact that capcom decided to make the next Res film themselfs (using CG) probably rules this out.
Firehed 2nd July 2008, 14:02 Quote
I liked all three, and rank them same as the order they came out. I'd see a fourth if one came out, but not with high expectations.
Vash-HT 2nd July 2008, 16:00 Quote
Thought the first one was pretty good. Thought the 2nd one was terrible so I never saw the third, really doubt I would go see a 4th one.
Bionic-Blob 2nd July 2008, 17:50 Quote
didn't even know there was a third o0
ssj12 2nd July 2008, 18:17 Quote
The third was considered one of the worst? imho it went 2, 3,1 in quality.
mikeuk2004 2nd July 2008, 18:48 Quote
Great films and id welcome another.
Goty 2nd July 2008, 20:22 Quote
I actually liked all three of the movies. As far as video game movies go, even the second one was good.
Bluephoenix 2nd July 2008, 20:36 Quote
if someone HAS to go and make a movie from a game i'd suggest F.E.A.R.


it has enough gray areas and twists that you could keep to the story without making it droll, by focusing on events and people and the things that happened outside the main character's area and perspective. also going into more of the backstory would give it enough depth to make it truly interesting.
HourBeforeDawn 2nd July 2008, 20:38 Quote
Well of course they would make another movie come on they didnt finish it off yet and who wouldnt want to see an army of ass kicking Milas running around thats just HOT.
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Originally Posted by Bluephoenix
if someone HAS to go and make a movie from a game i'd suggest F.E.A.R.


it has enough gray areas and twists that you could keep to the story without making it droll, by focusing on events and people and the things that happened outside the main character's area and perspective. also going into more of the backstory would give it enough depth to make it truly interesting.

Hell ya I have been saying that since the game came out, it would be sick to have a movie made of it. I think I would prefer the movie to be around the new version of FEAR thats coming Project Origin, its what FEAR was meant to be. But I still love them. ^_^
LordPyrinc 2nd July 2008, 21:50 Quote
Typically, game-to-movie and book-to-movie translations are disappointing to those who played the game or read the book first. There are execeptions of course: Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and I'm sure there must be at least one game to movie translation that didn't disappoint most. Having played Dungeon Siege, I just watched "In The Name of the King" and though it didn't really follow the storyline of the game, I still thought the movie was decent. <LordPyrinc ducks the incoming tomatoes thrown in his direction>

I personally never played the Resident Evil games, but I thoroughly enjoyed the first movie... the other two not so much. They were mediocre in my opinion.
HourBeforeDawn 2nd July 2008, 21:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by LordPyrinc
Typically, game-to-movie and book-to-movie translations are disappointing to those who played the game or read the book first. There are execeptions of course: Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and I'm sure there must be at least one game to movie translation that didn't disappoint most. Having played Dungeon Siege, I just watched "In The Name of the King" and though it didn't really follow the storyline of the game, I still thought the movie was decent. <LordPyrinc ducks the incoming tomatoes thrown in his direction>

I personally never played the Resident Evil games, but I thoroughly enjoyed the first movie... the other two not so much. They were mediocre in my opinion.

See I liked the second Resident Evil movie the most so far

but anyhow I think to answer your question, one game to movie that was good was the first Mortal Kombat movie and the other game to movie that I thought was decent was the DOA: Dead or Alive movie, they picked the best actors to fit the roles perfectly... well they could have picked a cuter Kasumi but thats hard to find someone like here but anyhow I thought that movie was great and well it was just plain hot.

Oh and I liked the Street Fighter movie for just how off the wall funny it was lol
Saivert 3rd July 2008, 01:18 Quote
Resident Evil movie franchise are good for game-to-movie. It gives us the zombie (or T-Virus infectees) killing action we want, a hot lead character enough plot without making it too convoluted (game plots tend to be a bit far out). If you don't like the movies or one of them there's not much I can do, not that I would do anything about it as I enjoyed all three movies and don't care what other people think of it unlike some zealots.

You don't go watch a movie like this to be intellectually inspired. There are a lot of bad game-to-movie adaptions but that's because they fail at keeping the plot tight, try to be the game which will always fail (A movie can't be a game PERIOD) and have very bad acting which kills all types of movies.

If the game has a lackluster backstory/plot you can't expect the movie version of it to be any better. Resident Evil of course has a good story.

Another game which has been talked a lot (at least on the Steampowered user forums) when it comes to making video game movies (a third name for it heh) is Half-Life. This game has a great rich story with lots of material to use, but there will never be a movie based on it because the developer VALVe will never give the rights for it. There is just NO movie that would do this game justice. Not that it should because a movie is a separate thing, but a bad Half-Life movie (which it definitively would be) would ruin it for the game.
HourBeforeDawn 3rd July 2008, 01:29 Quote
oh man turning Half Life 1-3 into a movie would also be awesome, one movie I am not looking forward to but then again I dont like the game at all is the WoW movie ~_~, oh one movie thats in the works might be interesting and its using a lot of american based actors is the anime/game Dragon Ball Z, they will be making a live action movie of that and the cast they have for it so far seems more then decent.
salesman 3rd July 2008, 03:15 Quote
before I saw avp i loved what Paul anderson has done still like him but i lost some respect for him. but i love event horizon and i think he can do a movie that would creep me out as long as he doesn't sell out too much.
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