Priest Arrives Earlier, Resident Evil Afterlife Later

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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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  • 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.

    • blah blah

      lmao umm ok i did not know that this was a typing class and dont get me wrong i love the idea of 3d but i was just saying if they are going to take like forever to realse it and not give us a poster or trailor to keep us interested about the idea lol im not complaining i just want 2 see this movie soo bad and I feel like 3d is / was slowing them down but ive been a fan sense the very first game/movie of resident evil i dont dislike anything plus matter fact RESIDENT EVIL IS BEING REALSED BACK IN SEP 10 2010 so they say lol but again best of luck to this movie and CNT WAIT TO SEE THE HOT ALICE KICKING MORE ASS ON THIS MOVIE HOPE TO SEE A TRAILOR SOOOOON LOL

    • blah blah

      lmao umm ok i did not know that this was a typing class and dont get me wrong i love the idea of 3d but i was just saying if they are going to take like forever to realse it and not give us a poster or trailor to keep us interested about the idea lol im not complaining i just want 2 see this movie soo bad and I feel like 3d is / was slowing them down but ive been a fan sense the very first game/movie of resident evil i dont dislike anything plus matter fact RESIDENT EVIL IS BEING REALSED BACK IN SEP 10 2010 so they say lol but again best of luck to this movie and CNT WAIT TO SEE THE HOT ALICE KICKING MORE ASS ON THIS MOVIE HOPE TO SEE A TRAILOR SOOOOON LOL

    • flamingo

      Come on now, if you’re gonna pick on other peoples’ grammar, you should have flawless grammar. Should be “There need to be slow moving zombies…”

    • flamingo

      Come on now, if you’re gonna pick on other peoples’ grammar, you should have flawless grammar. Should be “There need to be slow moving zombies…”

  • 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.

    • blah blah

      lmao umm ok i did not know that this was a typing class and dont get me wrong i love the idea of 3d but i was just saying if they are going to take like forever to realse it and not give us a poster or trailor to keep us interested about the idea lol im not complaining i just want 2 see this movie soo bad and I feel like 3d is / was slowing them down but ive been a fan sense the very first game/movie of resident evil i dont dislike anything plus matter fact RESIDENT EVIL IS BEING REALSED BACK IN SEP 10 2010 so they say lol but again best of luck to this movie and CNT WAIT TO SEE THE HOT ALICE KICKING MORE ASS ON THIS MOVIE HOPE TO SEE A TRAILOR SOOOOON LOL

    • flamingo

      Come on now, if you’re gonna pick on other peoples’ grammar, you should have flawless grammar. Should be “There need to be slow moving zombies…”

  • http://www.friendster.com/ amor

    They should have a part 4 of resident evil…because im waiting…YeaH…really!!!!

    I hope so it will…soon……..

  • http://www.friendster.com/ amor

    They should have a part 4 of resident evil…because im waiting…YeaH…really!!!!

    I hope so it will…soon……..

  • http://www.friendster.com amor

    They should have a part 4 of resident evil…because im waiting…YeaH…really!!!!

    I hope so it will…soon……..

  • DylanZoske

    first of all. 3D sucks and gives me a headache. it ruins the movie because it costs like 12 dollars just to see it. and you only get blurred vision and a throbbing headache. they should just make the damn movie and not change a thing. except for the fact the third one was shitty, not terrible, but definitely not good. I have high hopes for this film and they better not disappoint me. I will pay good movie to see any resident evil film or any film of that natural. truly original, yet overplayed to the point of annoyous. I still love all “end of the world” type movies. they just bring about a certain sense of enjoyment, yet also keep you thinking. I cannot wait for the film to come forth and complete or extend the resident evil series.

  • DylanZoske

    first of all. 3D sucks and gives me a headache. it ruins the movie because it costs like 12 dollars just to see it. and you only get blurred vision and a throbbing headache. they should just make the damn movie and not change a thing. except for the fact the third one was shitty, not terrible, but definitely not good. I have high hopes for this film and they better not disappoint me. I will pay good movie to see any resident evil film or any film of that natural. truly original, yet overplayed to the point of annoyous. I still love all “end of the world” type movies. they just bring about a certain sense of enjoyment, yet also keep you thinking. I cannot wait for the film to come forth and complete or extend the resident evil series.

    • Dre

      Well if the do the 3D with RealD live avatar then it will be awsome yeah the old red/blue glasses they give you a headache but the RealD glasses dont give you a headache

    • Dre

      Well if the do the 3D with RealD live avatar then it will be awsome yeah the old red/blue glasses they give you a headache but the RealD glasses dont give you a headache

  • DylanZoske

    first of all. 3D sucks and gives me a headache. it ruins the movie because it costs like 12 dollars just to see it. and you only get blurred vision and a throbbing headache. they should just make the damn movie and not change a thing. except for the fact the third one was shitty, not terrible, but definitely not good. I have high hopes for this film and they better not disappoint me. I will pay good movie to see any resident evil film or any film of that natural. truly original, yet overplayed to the point of annoyous. I still love all “end of the world” type movies. they just bring about a certain sense of enjoyment, yet also keep you thinking. I cannot wait for the film to come forth and complete or extend the resident evil series.

    • Dre

      Well if the do the 3D with RealD live avatar then it will be awsome yeah the old red/blue glasses they give you a headache but the RealD glasses dont give you a headache