It seems like Resident Evil 6 is on like Donkey Kong (so to speak) after some initial suspicion that director Paul W.S. Anderson may be too busy with his passion project Pompeii to make Screen Gems’ already set release date of September 12, 2014. However, an interview with Anderson in The Toronto Star seems to renege that previous assumption as the director himself confirms that the film will move forward this fall.
Believable? Possibly. The last couple of Resident Evil movies have been shot in Toronto, which is coincidentally where Pompeii is shooting right now. As to why a story about a volcano eruption in Italy thousands of years ago is shooting in Canada, I don’t know, but that’s the way it goes I guess. As for Resident Evil 6, look for it to pick off where Resident Evil: Retribution left off with Alice (Milla Jovovich) and friends teaming up with Umbrella to save the last dregs of humanity.
As for the franchise he started, Anderson explained why he wanted to do zombies in the first place.
As a teenager I used to love zombie flicks. They were very, very popular with directors like (George A.) Romero and (Lucio) Fulci. That’s one of the reasons I created the first Resident Evil; I looked at the genre and thought, wow, I used to love this stuff and nobody had made a zombie film for over a decade, so I decided to make one. It ended up being the first in a whole slew of undead films.
I think the undead genre really plays to primal human fears. That kind of stuff never goes out of fashion. The themes of a zombie story are always good; they make for good filmmaking.
So are you Bastards out there looking forward to the next Resident Evil flick? Can’t say that I am, but this thing keeps making money, so why not?
Source: Geek Tyrant