Producer of Resident Evil Hopes For More Action in Reboot
The Resident Evil film franchise has been known for it’s crazy over-the-top action sequences rather than the horror components that made the games so great. With Alice’s story closed, the studio is looking to reboot the franchise. One thing we may see in these new films is action according to one of the producers.
It was just last month when we found out that Constantin Films and Screen Gems were planning a reboot for the series after Resident Evil: The Final Chapter released early this year. Resident Evil producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi recently revealed that he hopes that the reboot will come with more action than the previous installments. After making $1 billion in the box office worldwide, it’s no wonder Sony wants to keep the franchise going.
Speaking with Collider, Kobayashi said that the new film won’t take away the action but could end up having more of it. ““I personally like Paul W.S. Anderson’s [direction] on the live-action [films]. Stuff like that, I would like to see more action.” With Anderson done with the franchise, we can expect a different take on the series as a whole with the new films. Regarding that, Kobayashi added, “We will be getting a new director and also the cast members are going to change, too, but I’m looking forward to doing it.”
Producing the new films is James Wan, known for his horror films Saw and The Conjuring. Since Wan’s specialty is in the horror genre, it seems like the Resident Evil franchise is looking to go more into the horror elements of the games. The script is being written by Greg Russo as Michael Clear from Atomic Monster will also be producing the film alongside Wan. There hasn’t been a date set for the reboot, but audiences can see the CGI film Resident Evil: Vendetta when it comes out in select theaters for one-night only on June 19 before going to Digital HD the next day followed by DVD and Blu-Ray on July 18th
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