It was reported way back in early June (story here) that Sony Screen Gems is working on not one, but two new Resident Evil films, which would kick off in Japan- well things change! Inside you can read an unconfirmed scoop we received regarding the video game adaptations and how Sony is now planning a whole new trilogy based on them!! Remember, this is just rumor until confirmed…
I received the following scoop from The Rotten Cadaver:
“Hey guys, I’ve got a really exciting scoop regarding Screen Gem’s three upcoming Resident Evil sequels. That’s right — I said THREE…
An assistant script reader over at Sony contacted me this morning regarding War of the World’s scripter Josh Friedman’s contribution to the franchise. Apparently, he just wrapped up writing a new trilogy to the series that will lead the films into new territory (ala what Capcom did with RE4).
Although my insider was only able to read the opening seventy-six pages of the first script, he tells me that there seems to be a lot in common with these sequels direction as to that of the newest game title. Unlike what was reported a little over a month ago (a Japanesse setting), the first of the trilogy takes place on an island of the coast of Europe where strange things start brewing after a luxury cruise ship vanishes near the land mass. Series regular Clair Redfield comes into the picture when she recieves an unsigned note of which appears to have been written by her missing brother Chris. News of the doomed ship adds fuel to her search, leading her to the above mentioned location. He also notes that only a few “breathing corpses” were mentioned in the screenplay, and that the usual RE beasts (such as lickers, ceribus’, hunters, and tyrants? and the Alice character were nowhere to be found.
Remember that this is just a rumor until confirmed. Hopefuly we’ll have further confirmation and more news in the coming week, so watch this spot.
Resident Evil 3 was originally announced to be called Afterlife with principle photography planned for November or December.