While Paul W.S. Anderson’s run on the ‘Resident Evil‘ franchise might have come to a close after 6 films we know that the studios still want to pump out movies, just don’t expect them to be that different. Capcom, Constantin Film, and Screen Gems seem to like their money making machine, and it sounds as if they’ll be taking an “if it’s not broke don’t fix it” approach to the eventual return to Raccoon City.
While we haven’t learned specifics as “nothing has been decided yet. No script, no storyline, no director, no cast members” according to Resident Evil producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi it still sounds like they want to keep things somewhat the same moving forward.
First, he spoke a bit about the animated film ‘Resident Evil: Vendetta’:
“I’m the producer at Capcom, so I had to make sure that the world of the game is depicted in the film itself. That was my main responsibility.”
When he was further asked what will be different from the new films compare to the Milla Jovovich lead franchise:
“We will be getting a new director and also the cast members are going to change, too, but I’m looking forward to doing it.”
For his take on if we’d see the new rebooted films go more action or horror down the line:
“I personally like Paul W.S. Anderson’s [direction] on the live-action [films]. Stuff like that, I would like to see more action.”
Now, I should reiterate above that nothing is set in stone on this at this time. Kobayashi himself stated that “nothing has been decided yet” but if that is the direction he wants to see the films go it wouldn’t be too surprising for them to end up that way.