Resident Evil: Franchise Future & Fifth Installment

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Producer of Afterlife speaks

When director Paul W.S. Anderson announced over the summer that he was in pre-production on Resident Evil: Afterlife – the fourth chapter in the franchise starring Milla Jovovich – this site was the first to talk to him about his creative plans. We not only learned he was going to shoot the sequel in 3-D, but the story was to begin a new story arc to carry on a new trilogy.

Reports elsewhere claimed it was going to “reboot” the series, but producer Jeremy Bolt doesn’t think that’s the right word to use. “Yes, we are hoping [we can get the new characters seen in Afterlife back], that would be a dream to have another three [films],” he said during this writer’s recent visit to the Afterlife set. “I’m glad [Paul] is talking like that. Either he’d have to direct them or we’ll have to find directors on his level. It’s tough. But I hope that we can make a few more and his creative brilliance is essential to that. Every time we do it so if it is the last one we’re very proud of it, but if it does well enough obviously we’ll do another one.”

Resident Evil: Afterlife – co-starring Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts and Spencer Locke – wraps shooting in Toronto, Canada in December. Screen Gems intends to release it August 27.

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor