UPDATE 1: Actress Milla Jovovich provided an update via Twitter that states: “RE Afterlife IS NOT officially pushed. There have been talks of pushing it as they [are] not sure they can have it ready by July. We [are] trying as hard as we can to still meet the summer deadline though, so for the moment its still on for August.” However, we’re still hearing a release push is going to happen, but hopefully Jovovich is right.
Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich have been working hard on the fourth installment of the “Resident Evil” franchise a.k.a. Resident Evil: Afterlife, planned as the first movie in the series filmed using 3D technology. It looks like it’s going to take a little more time to make that movie then they had planned, because ShockTillYouDrop.com has learned that Screen Gems has pushed the movie back until January 14, 2011.
Originally, the movie was to be released on August 27, 2010, but everyone involved probably realized it would take a lot longer for the post-production 3D processing work, so they’ve given Anderson a few more months to finish the movie and have moved the manga-based vampire thriller Priest, starring Paul Bettany, up to fill that open Aug. 27 slot.
What’s interesting about this move is that it puts “Resident Evil” right up against the Joss Whedon-produced and co-written MGM horror movie The Cabin in the Woods, which itself was moved back almost a year in order to turn it into a 3D movie. One figures that in 2011 there will be a lot more theaters capable of screening in digital 3D than there is now, but one has to assume “Cabin” will move again, because there might not be enough for two horror movies to share them.