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Resident Evil Movies To Conclude With Sixth Film?

Plus how the movies influence the games and new trailer.

News from across the Atlantic – quite literally in fact as I read this tidbit regarding the Resident Evil movies on the twenty hour flight back to the UK.

The latest issue of Geek magazine has an interview with Paul W.S. Anderson, writer and director on the Resident Evil movies and husband of Milla Jojovich, star of the films.

Anderson reveals that the fifth and sixth Resident Evil movies were almost filmed back to back but they decided to concentrate on the fifth film, “If it’s decided we do make another one I know where it will go,” he said, “It would be great to make two full trilogies and just bring everything to an end.”

The writer tells the magazine that Capcom visit the set of each movie and also revealed that the flow of ideas between the games and the movies now works in both directions.

The Hummer and motorbike chase from Resident Evil 5 (the game) has inspired a chase in Resident Evil 5 (the film), Anderson added “When we filmed Extinction some people were up in arms as we were in the desert and it was daylight. Two years later Resident Evil 5 came out and was set in daylight and in the desert, Capcom took that from our movie as they liked the way it looked.”

The film is being heavily promoted in the U.S. and looks set to do well at the box office, check out the latest trailer above which reveals yet another twist to the ongoing story of Alice.

Also it looks bloody awesome.

Source: Geek Magazine (Print edition)

  1. LTG Davey
    Since: Aug 2008

    Can’t wait for the new movie. And the anime. And RE6.
    Ahhh, its a good time to be a Resi fan right now :D

    Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 11:16.
  2. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    *headbutts his desk very hard* I think the main reason people were up in arms about Extinction was not because of the desert setting but because it included elements that didn’t fit in with into the Resident Evil unvierse such as Alice having freaking super powers! Also, the movies from Extinction onwards make no sense. Why the feck has the T-Virus caused the zombies to have Las plagas? THERE IS NO EXPLANTION FOR IT! It seems Anderson is just picking out elements from the games and putting them into his films so that his films are “up to date” with the games. Also, how on earth is Rain still alive as i’m pretty much 100% sure turning into a zombie then getting shot in the head will keep you dead. Sorry, i seem to have let my dislike of the films from 3 onwards take over.

    Hang on, does this mean we can blame Anderson for Resi5’s crap attempt at trying to do horror? Also, seeing as both films were filmed back to back, won’t that mean if one is crap, the other will be as well due to being unable to correct any mistakes or improve it? Oh and if 5 and 6 are mostly slow motion action scenes, i will flat out refuse to adknowledge them as Afterlife seemed to be 99% slow motion. However, Resident Evil 4’s laser gate was an excellent addition to the game. But i will give 5&6 a chance as Anderson is a decent director. I loved 1&2(nemesis being a human turned into tyrant was a bit of a disappointment)

    Oh and he may do a Castlevania film.

    Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 11:18.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Alice has clones, Rain has clones (note: Multiple!). Actually, pretty much everyone has clones.

      Film uiniverse runs in parellel with the games but is its own universe, it is not directly linked to the games so can do what it likes.

      T-Virus didnt cause Las plagas, tis explained in new film I think.

      Super powers: Correct me if Im wrong, but doesnt Wesker have telepathic powers? I seem to remeber him capturing rockets somehow.

      As for being up to date, Anderson says Capcom wont tell him about Resi 6 so he cant be all that up to date.

      Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 11:26.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        You have a point about Wesker but Wesker’s powers comes from a modifed G-Virus. Not sure if Wesker in the film universe has the same reason for having powers or is there is another unexplained reason. If it’s caused by Las Plagas, i’m punching a puppy. Plus, why wait untill now to release Rain’s clones?(which i bet will be killed off within the first 20minutes) Surely, it would have been ideal to release them either in 3 or 4 to mess with Alice. I think Alice’s powers come from the T-virus somehow. If that was the case, then Raccoon City would have been overran within a day.

        Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 11:40.
  3. fattyuk
    Since: Apr 2010

    Fantastic cant wait for this or resi 6 or the walking dead!!

    Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 15:06.
  4. hazelam
    Since: Feb 2009

    for all the flack the Resi movies get, they have to have an audience who watches them or we wouldn’t be less than a month away from the release of the fifth film in the series and reading talk of a sixth.

    i for one have enjoyed the movies, and i hope to enjoy this one.

    i admit, i wasn’t a fan of the direction they took with the series in Extinction, with the world turned to desert thing, but i enjoyed the movie despite that.

    Comment posted on 03/09/2012 at 19:15.
  5. khaotik
    Since: Sep 2012

    IMO…its a freakin scifi movie..it was awesome they all were….so , so wht if they didnt have things that made sense to you ppl …there are trailers..u dont like it dont watch it…go watch another movie that makes sense to u..

    Comment posted on 23/09/2012 at 14:49.

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