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Most fans gave up on the Resident Evil movies after the first one. Yet, with one goofy and ridiculous sequel after another, they keep making them. The franchise is like the zombies and monsters from which they feature… they just keep coming and coming. Will there ever been an end?

Well, actually, yeah there will be. Returning Resident Evil franchise star Ali Larter (who will play Claire Redfield for the third time) promises the upcoming Resident Evil 6 will actually mark the end of the franchise. (more…)

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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

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Want proof that Joss Whedon is merely a nerd demi-god, and not a full-on nerd god? He can still make mistakes. To wit, you may recall a film called Alien: Resurrection, the fourth film in the storied Alien franchise that was written by no less than Joss Whedon! You read that right. Joss. Whedon.

So you probably already know that, but the subject of Alien: Resurrection came up again in a recent interview that Whedon did with the magazine Total Film. They asked The Avengers director about both the Alien film he authored and his views on the most recent installment of the franchise, Prometheus.

“Yes, I did see Pro-meaningless,” he joked. “In all seriousness, Alien: Resurrection was, I thought, the lowest I could ever feel. And then they cancelled Firefly. ‘Yup, there you go. That’s me feeling even lower.’ Let me quote King Lear – ‘The worst is not, so long as we can say, ‘This is the worst.'”

As for the exact hiccup in the execution of his Alien script, has an idea about that. “Casting is storytelling,” he explained. “I wrote two characters for Alien: Resurrection and their arc was that you would not know what way they were going to go. One of them turned out to be insane – and what do they do? They call Brad Dourif. So there is no plot twist. Brad is a very good actor but he has been pigeonholed into these roles. Then they cast J.E. Freeman as a thug – and his character was also supposed to be a mystery. So there you go again – the mystery is gone. Those are just a couple of examples because there are thousands of them when it comes to Alien: Resurrection.”

Well, perhaps Whedon can take some solace in now having directed the third most popular film of all time and basically having carte blanche for anything he wants to do in Hollywood. “Yeah – you don’t ever get over it,” he said matter of factly. “When you are making a movie you are making something that is going to last forever, especially now with the internet. So there is always going to be a shitty Alien movie out there. A shitty Alien movie with my name on it.”

But at least it’s not the shittiest Alien movie of all, right? I mean, look at Alien Vs. Predator.

“I actually like the first Alien vs. Predator. I’m a Paul W. S. Anderson fan.”

Well, there’s no accounting for taste.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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Did you like the first Mortal Kombat film? Do you like the Resident Evil films? Were you a fan of Alien vs. Predator? Well, good news for you because Paul WS Anderson will officially directing the old school space story, Buck Rogers and you’ll probably enjoy this while most of us will be skeptical. Buck Rogers, what is credited to bringing the space exploration genre to the masses, has had its fair share of movies and TV shows and now the new generation of folks will be introduced to the classic comic character. Seems like the only hope for this film is that it’s written by Art Marcum and Matt Halloway, in which these fine folks wrote Iron Man. Paul WS Anderson has been a hit or miss with me, I enjoy some of his work. I enjoyed Mortal Kombat because it was close to a video game that had no real story at the time. The first Resident Evil movie was good and hey, we got a naked Milla Jovovich out of it. He has some misses as well with the AvP and Dead or Alive. If there is one thing we can thank him, it’s that he is the reason why Kano is now Australian.

Source: GeekTyrant