Fanboys really, really dislike Paul W.S. Anderson. I don’t know why. Well, okay, I do know why. But he’s not a bad filmmaker on the grand scale of, say, Uwe Boll, for instance. Yes, I tend to agree with people who say that Mr. Anderson tends to take a really good premise for a movie and just forgets to do anything really great with it. I think, actually, the biggest problem with Paul is that he’s, well, too content with mediocrity, and that if he would just STRIVE a little bit more, he could make something really good one of these days. But hey, he’s a Hollywood director and I’m a guy with a keyboard, so whose doing what right here?
Anyhoo, in a recent interview with SciFi Wire, Paul W.S. Anderson talks about his intention in making “Resident Evil 3: Extinction” the final movie in the franchise, concluding what he had always envisioned as a trilogy.
Resident Evil: Extinction takes place in a post-apocalyptic world in which zombies survive in the sun, chasing survivors such as Alice (Milla Jovovich) and the ragtag group of humans trying to cross the Nevada desert to Alaska.
Of course, what Paul doesn’t realize is, that what a filmmaker “plans” and what the studio wants are two completely different things. If “Extinction” makes money, you can bet that there will be a fourth entry in the franchise, if not a theatrical one, then a straight-to-DVD movie. This is one of those franchises that can go on forever.
Milla Jovovich and company returns to kick more zombie ass September 21st.