Resident Evil Will Never Die: The Studio Wants to Reboot it Already

And they’re going to call it “Resident Evil Begins”, because studio suits are still obsessed with all the gazillions Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” movies have made, and since the first rebooted movie was called “Batman Begins” … and so on. According to Bloody-Disgusting, who says they’ve confirmed the news, once the studio churns out part 4, “Afterlife” in 2010, they plan on going back in time and essentially rebooting the franchise with a fresh slate of characters, but basically the same storyline.

The fancy idea? Have “Resident Evil Begins” be about a special military unit that fights a powerful and out-of-control supercomputer. Plus, there are those scientists who have been mutated into flesh-eating creatures via a laboratory accident. You know, basically like the first movie, except, er, with a fresh, spanking new title to lure you silly kids in. And this time instead of a hot brunette who can kick ass, the special military unit will have a hot blonde who can kick ass. See? Totally different!

Obviously the idea is borderline insulting and retarded, which basically guarantees that it’s actually going to happen. So why reboot the franchise after four installments, and with the original creative teams apparently still willing to keep coming back? Your guess is as good as mine, but I’m assuming money, and the need not to spend too much of it to keep Jovovich coming back, might have something to do with it. Plus, if the studio told Paul W.S. Anderson, the franchise’s producer that they don’t want Jovovich back, he might get a little testy, being that, well, he’s married to her and all. As such, by rebooting the franchise they can jettison the original creative teams and start all over.

Hey, it makes good business sense. Why keep bothering with new storylines (creativity hurts head!) when you can just, you know, do it all over again?

Oh my God, hordes of undead, brainless studio executives! Wait, no, those are just regular studio executives. Nevermind.

Oh my God, hordes of undead, brainless studio executives! Wait, no, those are just regular studio executives. Nevermind.



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Just reboot it and do it CGI like Degeneration was, and follow the games, with a little added flair. Or do it live action and actually follow the games but interweave the story from the first two movies as well.

    • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

      Degeneration was crap! Apparently they took a lot of idea from the RE1 movie to Degeneration. The story for degeneration was so poor, it was an excuse to expand the evil schemes company like Umbrella. Since Umbrella is dead they wanted to come up with a new company that works like Umbrella. Degeneration was an excuse for it.

      Making the story closer to the game is good, but I don’t want the story to collide with the game’s story! I already paid £40 for the game with an awesome story. Why should I pay £6 to watch the same story I experience to be acted in live action!???

      • S3varr

        Crap? Degeneration is better than the stupid movies that uses the resident evil name for their title.
        it seems that u didn’t play any one resident evil game wholeheartedly. the resident evil: degeneration explains the involvement of TRICELL ( as seen in RE:5) in the development of the T-VIRUS ( it seems that TRI CELL is the replacement for UMBRELLA ).

        Make the movie the same as the game is not a problem to me.

    • nicholas

      they should make a movie with leon and claire showing there story of how they got out of racoon city and kinda follow the the resident evil 2 video game

  • Dedpool

    Just reboot it and do it CGI like Degeneration was, and follow the games, with a little added flair. Or do it live action and actually follow the games but interweave the story from the first two movies as well.

    • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

      Degeneration was crap! Apparently they took a lot of idea from the RE1 movie to Degeneration. The story for degeneration was so poor, it was an excuse to expand the evil schemes company like Umbrella. Since Umbrella is dead they wanted to come up with a new company that works like Umbrella. Degeneration was an excuse for it.

      Making the story closer to the game is good, but I don’t want the story to collide with the game’s story! I already paid £40 for the game with an awesome story. Why should I pay £6 to watch the same story I experience to be acted in live action!???

    • nicholas

      they should make a movie with leon and claire showing there story of how they got out of racoon city and kinda follow the the resident evil 2 video game

  • http://residentevil4movienews.blogspot.com/ Rommel

    I don’t think a reboot is a good idea unless they make the story closer to that of the games. That way they will attract more of the gamers who are mostly not satisfied with the movies.

  • http://residentevil4movienews.blogspot.com/ Rommel

    I don’t think a reboot is a good idea unless they make the story closer to that of the games. That way they will attract more of the gamers who are mostly not satisfied with the movies.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    YES! PLEASE REBOOT THE MOVIE!!!!

    My god! They completely destroyed the movie after Resident Evil 1. RE1 movie was the best! The music Cleansing is so badass! RE1 movie truly stayed to the game’s franchise! The only complaint people made was it had nothing to do with the game’s story. Which is completely retarded! They want the movie to be based on the game’s mansion again!

    I just hate RE2 movie, but love the idea of how the Tyrant came to be.

    I can’t wait for the reboot, I love the synopsis idea of the movie based on the tactical unit and scientist zombies.

    I’m gonna ignore RE3 and RE4 movies.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Actually it was to bridge RE4 and RE5. It was also to illustrate just how far out of control things have gotten since Umbrella’s collapse. The T-virus and now G-Virus have been sold on the black market and now more companies are working on it instead of destroying it. It was to illustrate what would happen if a terrorist used the virus on US soil as opposed to AFrica, and South America. It could have definitely used more gore and stuff but wasn’t bad at all.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    YES! PLEASE REBOOT THE MOVIE!!!!

    My god! They completely destroyed the movie after Resident Evil 1. RE1 movie was the best! The music Cleansing is so badass! RE1 movie truly stayed to the game’s franchise! The only complaint people made was it had nothing to do with the game’s story. Which is completely retarded! They want the movie to be based on the game’s mansion again!

    I just hate RE2 movie, but love the idea of how the Tyrant came to be.

    I can’t wait for the reboot, I love the synopsis idea of the movie based on the tactical unit and scientist zombies.

    I’m gonna ignore RE3 and RE4 movies.

    • Dedpool3678

      Actually it was to bridge RE4 and RE5. It was also to illustrate just how far out of control things have gotten since Umbrella’s collapse. The T-virus and now G-Virus have been sold on the black market and now more companies are working on it instead of destroying it. It was to illustrate what would happen if a terrorist used the virus on US soil as opposed to AFrica, and South America. It could have definitely used more gore and stuff but wasn’t bad at all.

  • Aya

    They should just make it follow the games already. Sheesh!

  • Aya

    They should just make it follow the games already. Sheesh!

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    the game is farked up already.
    Uroboros, Afrika, Wesker Children etc PELASE STOP!

    The series is now crap! I just wanna play a new survivor horror game!

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    the game is farked up already.
    Uroboros, Afrika, Wesker Children etc PELASE STOP!

    The series is now crap! I just wanna play a new survivor horror game!