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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  • ResiFan

    If they remake it,which they should cuz all this paul anderson crap is complete turd.This is one of my fave franchises and hes ruined it.The first film should of just been resi 1.the mansion,the tyrant ect.. oo and hunters and crimson heads.Just do the games.final fantasy tried a different approach and that film was crap too.The they did the cgi version of a later date ff7 and was amazing(advent children).And yeh as for the later games,survival horror has dissapeared.Story is too dragged up too.As back to the films,The whole alice idea with milla is awful,then just throwing jill in a horrific 2nd film.I mean who the fuck thinks they can beat up nemesis with 2 fucking poles.Resident evil either needs to just stop now,or go the right way,survival horror.I think Silent hill got it too work,why not this…

  • ResiFan

    If they remake it,which they should cuz all this paul anderson crap is complete turd.This is one of my fave franchises and hes ruined it.The first film should of just been resi 1.the mansion,the tyrant ect.. oo and hunters and crimson heads.Just do the games.final fantasy tried a different approach and that film was crap too.The they did the cgi version of a later date ff7 and was amazing(advent children).And yeh as for the later games,survival horror has dissapeared.Story is too dragged up too.As back to the films,The whole alice idea with milla is awful,then just throwing jill in a horrific 2nd film.I mean who the fuck thinks they can beat up nemesis with 2 fucking poles.Resident evil either needs to just stop now,or go the right way,survival horror.I think Silent hill got it too work,why not this…

  • karim

    will it sems that resident evil wont die becuse we still need it in both way movie and ps3 so that evil is our way to live in the magic of zombie land and the future of man kind so i hope from the same company do the same for silent hill…………

  • karim

    will it sems that resident evil wont die becuse we still need it in both way movie and ps3 so that evil is our way to live in the magic of zombie land and the future of man kind so i hope from the same company do the same for silent hill…………

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    can someone tell me how many times Alice will kick a dog’s face???

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    can someone tell me how many times Alice will kick a dog’s face???

  • Vivi

    Gosh, are just move-haters outta here?

    You’re just talking some shit, the RE movies are brilliant and I love them. My favourte movies, so do not be that rude to ay it’s just shit.
    I like the whole story and if the movies hadn’t made such a lot of money the 4th will be shooted now. Shows us there are some fans out there! And I count myself this way.

    So, no reboot or reboot after completing the RE movies without fucked game story!

    Paul Anderson and Milla are grateful!

  • Vivi

    Gosh, are just move-haters outta here?

    You’re just talking some shit, the RE movies are brilliant and I love them. My favourte movies, so do not be that rude to ay it’s just shit.
    I like the whole story and if the movies hadn’t made such a lot of money the 4th will be shooted now. Shows us there are some fans out there! And I count myself this way.

    So, no reboot or reboot after completing the RE movies without fucked game story!

    Paul Anderson and Milla are grateful!

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    Only audiences who haven’t played the game would say the movies are awesome. Just like people who never watched DB or DBZ will say the Dragonball movie was so awesome:/

    Only Resident Evil 1 movie was good, the rest were a piece of sh… FREAKING REBOOT ALREADY!>:@!

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    Only audiences who haven’t played the game would say the movies are awesome. Just like people who never watched DB or DBZ will say the Dragonball movie was so awesome:/

    Only Resident Evil 1 movie was good, the rest were a piece of sh… FREAKING REBOOT ALREADY!>:@!