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Exclusive: Paul W.S. Anderson is Definitely Directing 'Resident Evil 6'

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March 13, 2013

Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich

News broke not too long ago from Bloody Disgusting that Screen Gems was planning a September 12th, 2014 release for Resident Evil 6, another sequel in the video game film franchise. However, at the time there weren't any details as to whether or not Paul W.S. Anderson would be returning to direct yet again. Now we have confirmed that Anderson will indeed be back to direct the sixth installment of the franchise, which doesn't yet have a catchy subtitle. In addition, Milla Jovovich will certainly be back, and for those who saw Resident Evil: Retribution, the conclusion of the film basically made that a no brainer. Read on!

Anderson plans to start shooting Resident Evil 6 this fall. The Mr X visual effects house, who was responsible for all the movie magic you saw in the most recent sequel along with the other sequels Apocalypse and Afterlife, not to mention Anderson's Three Musketeers will return to do VFX work on the new project. Though the film wasn't exactly a runaway hit, the film pulled in just over $221 million worldwide, and that's enough for a sequel. Anderson has said that he had plans for a new trilogy that began following Afterlife, so maybe this will be the last Resident Evil movie? We'll have to wait and see.

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Reader Feedback - 62 Comments

1

Can we please have a few words with him before he makes this one?

OfficialJab on Mar 13, 2013

2

I liked RE4, but RE5 was terrible. They need to focus on linear storytelling rather than jumping all over the place between timelines, places, and characters.

Matt Peloquin on Mar 13, 2013

3

Damn ūüôĀ

Fidel Reyes on Mar 13, 2013

4

If Anderson is back in the director's chair, can we at least get something more 'Event Horizon', less 'Soldier'?

Ben Lee on Mar 13, 2013

5

Exclusive: Pickle t1ts is vomiting.

pickle t1ts on Mar 13, 2013

6

I love Soldier lol ūüėÄ Seriously, when he picks those guys off one by one...never seen that done as well or as interestingly in any other movie than First Blood. Speaking of which, why the hell didn't they leave that as a standalone movie?! Also...and on a less critiquey level: Connie Nielson..uh! And Sean Pertwee, who's always excellent. And kicks ass in this. I thought Kurt was great too, but I know some people don't like him. I always loved his acting.

Phil on Nov 4, 2013

7

I would rather 10 Michael Bay films than 1 film by this sad excuse for a director.

Cody W on Mar 13, 2013

8

I cannot dispute your logic there.

$126191 on Mar 14, 2013

9

Well there in the same league, but at least Bay films have some fun stuff to look at.

Cody W on Mar 14, 2013

10

I've been very displeased with his work, too, but if this franchise had gone to Uwe Boll, it could have been much worse.

JL on Mar 16, 2013

11

Then your taste in film truly sucks ass. As does the taste of the ten people who thumbed up your shitty comment. Michael Bay couldn't make a movie as well as Anderson if his life depended on it. Has he ever written and directed a movie as cool as Event Horizon? Or $hopping? No. Know why? Cause he can't. How about a movie as tight as AVP? No. They made the mistake of giving the sequel to two other hipsters (like your Bay)...the result? A film with more "Man Obviously In A Alien Suit" shots than EVERY Alien film ever made combined. AVP? None of that shit goes on. Not one shot. Not even Ridley managed that. And Anderson DID use plenty of footage of Tom Woodruff Jnr. in the Alien suit too. Know why you can't tell? Cause Paul WS Anderson is a frickin highly skilled film maker who knows how to put a film together. The guy is seriously smart. Unlike Michael Bay. He knows how to edit a film, as well as write one and direct one. Michael Bay is just a sleeping-jive talkin' MF with less film making talent than *I* have in my little toe nail.

Phil on Nov 4, 2013

12

OMG DUDE WTF, can't they finally give this to someone who can dierect and make a decent Resident Evil movie, Unbelievable just unbelievable

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Mar 13, 2013

13

Pretty loose term to call Anderson directing.

Luke Cavanagh on Mar 13, 2013

14

Danny Cannon should have directed more films.

Luke Cavanagh on Mar 13, 2013

15

why dont they just reboot this shitty franchise, and get a new director and actor

truong18 on Mar 13, 2013

16

Ya big time, The game itself has a much better storyline, i don't understand why they stray so far from it.

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Mar 13, 2013

17

Because clearly they're making a ton of money (seriously foreign numbers are ridiculous) and just happy with the direction they've been taking. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

RTurek on Mar 13, 2013

18

Most of the money's made in mainland Europe and Asia :/

Ayotunde Afolabi on Mar 14, 2013

19

There are plans for the series to re-boot after releasing this final sixth film. Although I enjoyed Retribution as a stand-alone action film, it completely destroyed and basically rendered all of Alice's achievements in Afterlife as worthless and the film's events achieved nothing for the greater narrative, aka. saving the world/humanity. Nonetheless, I'm sure Alice & co will head back down to the Hive to discover some kind of cure or means to destroy the undead once and for all.

Joey on Jun 15, 2013

20

Cause Capcom want Paul at the helm - it's that frickin simple. They trust him with their baby. No Paul. No live action Resident Evil films. He may not have directed all 6...but he's written and produced all six. And been on set for all six as they were being filmed. He's also constantly in touch with Capcom and visits their HQ before and during breaks in production, for each production.

Phil on Nov 4, 2013

21

These movies are terrible. I love how everyone that posts on here says that indie movies are boring, but the minute any sort of super hero or video game movie pops up you start foaming from the mouth like rabid animals.

John on Mar 13, 2013

22

Indie movies are boring, bring the action

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Mar 13, 2013

23

And not a f*ck is given.

Carlo on Mar 13, 2013

24

... and that's why you had to comment on this ūüėČ

Yahzee on Mar 14, 2013

25

Why?

Brian Sleider on Mar 13, 2013

26

What a scoop!

Nielsen700 on Mar 13, 2013

27

yes because this has made a huge difference in all the previous installments he has directed !!

Tester on Mar 13, 2013

28

The early R:E films weren't high art, but they were oddly enjoyable for what they were. However the last one was truly, truly awful. They are just making this shit up as they go now. I hate it when studios milk a 'franchise' to death.

Ciaran on Mar 13, 2013

29

Paul WS Anderson never makes things up as he goes along. Trust me, that dude has a plan.

Phil on Nov 4, 2013

30

Never thought they would make six of these. But that was way back when I thought the world to be a nice and honest place. Now I can see them reach the dozen. But as long as there is an audience for these films (and the box office revenues show there is) why not? Right?...

Isildur_of_Numenor on Mar 13, 2013

31

its a waste of gas money

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Mar 13, 2013

32

News no se rompi√≥ hace mucho tiempo desde Bloody Disgusting que Screen Gems estaba planeando un 12 de septiembre 2014 lanzamiento de Resident Evil 6, otra secuela de la saga de pel√≠culas de v√≠deo juego. Sin embargo, en el momento en que no hab√≠a ninguna informaci√≥n en cuanto a si o no Paul WS Anderson iba a volver a dirigir una vez m√°s. Ahora hemos confirmado que efectivamente Anderson volver√° a dirigir la sexta entrega de la franquicia, que a√ļn no cuenta con un subt√≠tulo pegadiza. Adem√°s, Milla Jovovich sin duda volveremos, y para los que vieron Resident Evil: Retribution, la conclusi√≥n de la pel√≠cula, b√°sicamente, hizo que un pan comido. ¬°Sigue leyendo! Anderson tiene previsto comenzar el rodaje de Resident Evil 6 en el oto√Īo. El Sr. X de efectos visuales casa, que era responsable de toda la magia de la pel√≠cula que viste en la secuela m√°s reciente junto con el Apocalipsis secuelas otro y el m√°s all√°, por no mencionar Tres Mosqueteros de Anderson volver√° a hacer el trabajo de VFX en el nuevo proyecto. Aunque la pel√≠cula no fue precisamente un √©xito de la pel√≠cula tirado en poco m√°s de $ 221 millones en todo el mundo, y eso es suficiente para una secuela. Anderson ha dicho que √©l ten√≠a planes para una nueva trilog√≠a que comenz√≥ a seguir m√°s all√°, as√≠ que tal vez esta sea la √ļltima pel√≠cula de Resident Evil? Tendremos que esperar y ver

Alexander Escobar Hoz on Mar 13, 2013

33

... the F?

Yahzee on Mar 14, 2013

34

You're crediting the wrong site for breaking the release news scoop.

RTurek on Mar 13, 2013

35

Maybe I've been disconnected from this for too long, but the real headline to me is "There have been 6 Resident Evil movies."

Triangle Dimes on Mar 13, 2013

36

why do i still watch this crap?? even though i know its gna be kaka

dcock on Mar 14, 2013

37

These Resident Evil movies need to get scrapped up.....seriously. Even The Walking Dead is much better and its a series, this is a movie that doesn't put in the effort to even make realistic zombies...forget about the story. pfff, its waste of time really.

ZombiesMy@$$ on Mar 14, 2013

38

They aren't traditional, plain old "zombies". Umbrella keeps experimenting further.

Phil on Nov 4, 2013

39

Someone please make it stop. If it wasn't for Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter, RE5 would have... Actually you know what? RE5 was the worst film I have seen in YEARS... YEARS!!!

Guy who comments on things on Mar 14, 2013

40

Res Evil 5 the video game is actually really good , its too bad the movies don't follow the game more closely

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Mar 15, 2013

41

Finally someone with sense !

Ricky Cross on Aug 11, 2013

42

One word. Riddick. Now that mo...I'm sorry, I can't even call that travesty a movie. What a spit in the face to Riddick fans. At least Paul respects the fans...seems Vin and Twohy don't :o/

Phil on Nov 4, 2013

43

... awesome! But he better develop a better story this time. Retribution seemed was little more than a teaser or a prologue for the "epic finale"

Yahzee on Mar 14, 2013

44

I hear what you're saying. I'm basically taking Retribution as part 1 of a epic movie. That seems to me to be the feeling it has. Once I realised that, I felt better about things lol. So it's like a 5 part story, but the final part is an epic 3 hour piece. Guess time'll tell.

Phil on Nov 4, 2013

45

milla is always best,but her husband..... i dont like his films,plz have a new directer to reboot this fanchise!

millafans on Mar 14, 2013

46

Whats Milla gonna do if she doesn't have Res Evil movies to act in anymore?? They both found a nice cooshy little spot with these movies. Probably neither of them even played a Res Evil game till they got the option to act and direct.

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Mar 15, 2013

47

Wrong. Paul was a huge fan of the games and played them loads before he got anywhere near the FIRST movie. And Capcom gave him their blessing on all the movies. So if you don't know what you're talking about kindly stop spreading hate on the man just cause you ain't got Milla to wake up to every day.

Phil on Nov 4, 2013

48

plz bring k mart and redfields back!!!the fina battle !they must reunion!cause thet are A BIG FAMILY!!!!!!!

lovemilla on Mar 14, 2013

49

He is the best at makeing RE movies and the RE movies are the best ever made. Can wait tell the next one.

max on Mar 15, 2013

50

Huh?

JL on Mar 16, 2013

51

Not sure if troll or incredibly stupid

Ricky Cross on Aug 11, 2013

52

Why not Zack Snyder? Anyway, I'll still watch it, is it gonna be Resident Evil 6 Rebellion?

JaceeMallow on Mar 29, 2013

53

Please no, Snyder would ruin it imho.

Phil on Nov 4, 2013

54

Love the films would prefer it if anderson stepped down but keep Milla she's awesome can do her own stunts great at acting she's a great RE character

Josh Hassett on May 9, 2013

55

I love all the resident evil movie. They are not all basic on the video games I like that because that would make me fall asleep. I wish paul would make at lease 4 more. That way he would have time to come back to where it all started and not hurry and give us a hurry resident evil movie and this way he can return to it down the road if he ever wanted. And to all the haters stop your bitching and just play the game don't leave your ps3 your wii or xbox because this is the land of the free and if you don't like something don't watch it. I myself love these movies and can't wait for more just started watching it on blu ray to get ready again...

Jason Robert Holstein on May 14, 2013

56

If Paul Anderson makes another four of these monstrosities I'll personally cut his fucking heart out

Ricky Cross on Aug 11, 2013

57

A storyline for RE: 6 on facebook page (Resident Evil 6: Afterbirth/Armageddon) is posted. It's sublime. The last journey of Alice is divided into two parts. The part 1 is available to all the viewers and the part 2 is soon and will be release before July 2013. The storylines are really have substance. Don't miss it. Hoping that this will be somehow implemented for the movie.

Soren Mason on Jul 22, 2013

58

The storyline in Resident Evil movies started out excellent in 1, got bullshit in 2, recovered in 3 and then went downhill to absolute junk. Real shame. I used to love Resident Evil.

Marc Sch on Aug 16, 2013

59

On a page from Facebook (Resident Evil 6: Afterbirth/Armageddon) there are storylines which are incredible. I had read all of it and it was sublime especially the last part of it. For me if some of it shall be implemented for the real movie, the film will be rebooted and never to forgotten. I wish someone knows and has contact to Sir Paul WS. Anderson and tell him to visit the page on Facebook. The author of the page assured that usage of his work is okay. I think he is a big big fan of RE. Thank you.

Thomas Rius on Aug 18, 2013

60

my god stop posting your shitty fan fiction in the comments. jesus you want me to believe you arent the same person but you basically wrote the same paragraph over and over? fuck off

MildManneredReporter on Sep 26, 2013

61

Part 1 and part 2 strylines were shared at http://www.facebook.com/RE6MOVIE. The storylines were very long but it is worth reading them. fans will have somne jaw drop if it is implemented for the movie.

Trom Ursa on Sep 25, 2013

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RE6-Part 1 link download----https://app.box.com/s/32yniqx4gxhqrwm4ejjm RE6-Part 2 link download----https://app.box.com/s/gv40j5vllym3cjfw2vus MASAYANG MAG_SHARE!!!

Gurukasta Kaj on Nov 16, 2013

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