Paul W.S. Anderson to Direct Resident Evil 4
07.24.09 by Ryan
Production Weekly reports via their Twitter feed that Paul W.S. Anderson will return to the director's chair for Resident Evil: Afterlife, the fourth movie in the live-action series. Anderson confirmed the news to IGN at Comic-Con and previewed some of his big plans for the movie:
In many ways it's a continuation of the last movie. Milla [Jovovich]will be returning, we'll also have some kind of unexpected characters from the video game making an appearance and also from some of the earlier movies. It's going to be a bigger and better Resident Evil. They're giving me more money to make it than ever before. We're gonna do in 3-D using the same camera system that [James] Cameron used in Avatar, you know, so it's going to be new and improved and I'm very, very excited about it.
Using characters from the video games? What will Anderson think of next? When asked if Anderson had ever used 3-D, the director stammered a bit: "I-I haven't shot in 3-D before, but I certainly spent the last few months immersing myself in it." Anderson also claims to be drawing a lot of inspiration from Resident Evil 5, the latest video game, which is confusing since Resident Evil: Extinction ended in Tokyo while the video game takes place in Africa. If Afterlife is a "continuation" of Extinction, how will that work?
To see the rest of the interview, head here.
Resident Evil: Afterlife starts production in September and will hit theaters September 17, 2010.