Resident Evil to Reboot?
09.10.09 by Ryan
A mere eight years since it kicked off, the Resident Evil series may be getting the reboot treatment.
According to Bloody-Disgusting, the series may reboot after the fourth movie, Resident Evil: Afterlife, opens on August 27, 2010. The decision may be a financial one, with current Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich possibly being too expensive to keep, even if her husband Paul W.S. Anderson has either written or directed every movie in the series.
Tentatively called Resident Evil Begins, the movie will follow a special military unit that fights an out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of infected scientists mutated from a laboratory accident. And for anyone paying attention, that's more or less the exact plot of the first Resident Evil.
While this decision seems to come from Sony's Screen Gems studio, Capcom, publisher/developer of the Resident Evil video games, may also be asking for the reboot. Capcom already made a reboot of its own with the CG-animated Resident Evil: Degeneration, which ignored the live-action movies and stayed more faithful to the games, so it could also be coming at the game-maker's behest.