Sony Slates Another Resident Evil: Afterlife Sequel for 2010
Wait, what? Didn't this franchise come to an end with Resident Evil: Extinction in 2007? Or have we just entered the era where trilogies are no longer the "in" thing? ShockTillYouDrop is reporting that a new live-action Resident Evil sequel called Resident Evil: Afterlife is in development for a September 2010 release. They've actually gotten confirmation from Sony that it is indeed happening. And that Paul W.S. Anderson is at least writing the script and that Capcom is on-board. As for other details, well, no one knows, but at least it's confirmed that the CG Resident Evil: Degeneration wasn't the real sequel to Extinction.
A year ago, in June of 2008, Anderson had said that, "there's a possibility it might happen," though no one thought it ever would. "If we could find a good Resident Evil 4 to make, then we would do it. But I wouldn't just do it for the sake of it, that's for sure." Our writer Kevin pitches some interesting ideas for where it could go in that piece, although it's likely they're to take it somewhere that no one expected, just because they can. I think we have enough zombie movies in the works as is, though I will argue that the Resident Evil franchise stands on its own. With that said, is anyone looking forward to Resident Evil: Afterlife?