Priest Arrives Earlier, Resident Evil Afterlife Later

According to the boys at STYD, Screen Gems have shuffled their schedule a tad, and have now set Scott Stewart’s “Priest”, his follow-up to “Legion” to arrive in theaters two months earlier than expected in August 2010, “Resident Evil: Afterlife’s” originally planned date. The Milla Jovovich horror sequel will now move to January 14, 2011. Why the shuffling? Blame it on the 3D. The studio apparently realizes that Paul W.S. Anderson, who returns to helm the fourth installment after producing the previous two (he directed the first), needs more time to finish the 3D work on “Afterlife”.

STYD also reports that “Afterlife’s” delay will put it in direct competition with Joss Whedon’s own little horror movie, “Cabin in the Woods” in early 2011. They speculate that this could mean a move for MGM’s “Woods”, being that “Afterlife” is a juggernaut of a franchise, and let’s face it, Whedon’s name may be beloved by geeks, but he’s not going to win this battle of the horror movies if both films compete for the same audience.

Update: Twitter maniac Milla Jovovich tweets that it’s not a certainly the movie will be pushed to 2011.

RE Afterlife IS NOT officially pushed.There have been talks of pushing it as they r not sure they can have it ready by july.

We r trying as hard as we can to still meet the summer deadline though, so for the moment its still on for Aug.

But as she said, they’re “trying as hard” as they can to meet the deadline, so while the move isn’t a done deal, it’s probably likely. Or probable, I guess, would be more apt.



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  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    wat’s up with the Cabin Wood poster:/

    i hate movies/media that promote sex

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      They’re trying to be post-modern hip. I.e. they’re trying to be so “Joss Whedon”.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      They’re trying to be post-modern hip. I.e. they’re trying to be so “Joss Whedon”.

    • flamingo

      so you’re okay zombies and gore and hacking and chopping, but not sex? hmmm… maybe just me but promoting sex vs. promoting eating/chopping/killing/maiming people.. which would you rather people did on a regular basis?

    • flamingo

      so you’re okay zombies and gore and hacking and chopping, but not sex? hmmm… maybe just me but promoting sex vs. promoting eating/chopping/killing/maiming people.. which would you rather people did on a regular basis?

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    wat’s up with the Cabin Wood poster:/

    i hate movies/media that promote sex

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    wat’s up with the Cabin Wood poster:/

    i hate movies/media that promote sex

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

      They’re trying to be post-modern hip. I.e. they’re trying to be so “Joss Whedon”.

    • flamingo

      so you’re okay zombies and gore and hacking and chopping, but not sex? hmmm… maybe just me but promoting sex vs. promoting eating/chopping/killing/maiming people.. which would you rather people did on a regular basis?

  • chris

    who cares when is the remake thats more like the first game,and scary not a action film coming out? thats what i want to know.

  • chris

    who cares when is the remake thats more like the first game,and scary not a action film coming out? thats what i want to know.

    • blah blah

      i know right i mean i love what they have done with this movie but were is the scaryness i mean were is the slower zombies jummoing around every corner!! lol

    • blah blah

      i know right i mean i love what they have done with this movie but were is the scaryness i mean were is the slower zombies jummoing around every corner!! lol

  • chris

    who cares when is the remake thats more like the first game,and scary not a action film coming out? thats what i want to know.

    • blah blah

      i know right i mean i love what they have done with this movie but were is the scaryness i mean were is the slower zombies jummoing around every corner!! lol

  • blah blah

    wow who gives a hell about 3d affects like lmao (lame) idk why they even bother with 3d affects but any ways wow jan, 2011 thats a long ass wait this movie better blow all of the movies outta the water lmao which i kinda have a feeling it would but damn why even get us pumped up on the sep release then get us even more excitied with an aug. realse then push it to 2011 i mean for all that you should of started with that realse date damn im sad now but i can wait…. i mean i do have lots of other things i can do like watch a good movie…. or look for a job…. or nit a sweater…. or make a song or ….. check my myspace lmao j/j but i hope there are no more delays, and if anything followes its regular release plan but best of luck to this movie and i hope it rockz p.s I LOVE YOU MILLA LMAO

  • blah blah

    wow who gives a hell about 3d affects like lmao (lame) idk why they even bother with 3d affects but any ways wow jan, 2011 thats a long ass wait this movie better blow all of the movies outta the water lmao which i kinda have a feeling it would but damn why even get us pumped up on the sep release then get us even more excitied with an aug. realse then push it to 2011 i mean for all that you should of started with that realse date damn im sad now but i can wait…. i mean i do have lots of other things i can do like watch a good movie…. or look for a job…. or nit a sweater…. or make a song or ….. check my myspace lmao j/j but i hope there are no more delays, and if anything followes its regular release plan but best of luck to this movie and i hope it rockz p.s I LOVE YOU MILLA LMAO

    • LifeIsUnnecessary

      I agree with you, it better not be crap like Extinction. I mean that movie was just pathetic everything about it stank, especially considering the first 2 films were so great.

    • LifeIsUnnecessary

      I agree with you, it better not be crap like Extinction. I mean that movie was just pathetic everything about it stank, especially considering the first 2 films were so great.

  • blah blah

    wow who gives a hell about 3d affects like lmao (lame) idk why they even bother with 3d affects but any ways wow jan, 2011 thats a long ass wait this movie better blow all of the movies outta the water lmao which i kinda have a feeling it would but damn why even get us pumped up on the sep release then get us even more excitied with an aug. realse then push it to 2011 i mean for all that you should of started with that realse date damn im sad now but i can wait…. i mean i do have lots of other things i can do like watch a good movie…. or look for a job…. or nit a sweater…. or make a song or ….. check my myspace lmao j/j but i hope there are no more delays, and if anything followes its regular release plan but best of luck to this movie and i hope it rockz p.s I LOVE YOU MILLA LMAO

    • LifeIsUnnecessary

      I agree with you, it better not be crap like Extinction. I mean that movie was just pathetic everything about it stank, especially considering the first 2 films were so great.

  • soldier

    @ Blah Blah, first off its called Effects not “Affects” and to see a Resident evil movie in 3D sounds like a fun experience and could bring back some more scary aspects to the movies. There needs to be slow moving zombies around every corner, that’s why resident evil two was popular and is continued to be played today. i have high hopes for this movie i hope it is good.