Huge news came almost exactly a year ago when it was reported that James Wan (Saw, Dead Silence, Insidious, The Conjuring) had come aboard to produce a reboot of Resident Evil, which tapped Greg Russo (Mortal Kombat) to pen the screenplay.
Now, a year later, Constantin’s head honcho, Martin Moszkowicz, says that a television series isn’t off the table.
Constantin is “still working on it creatively,” Moszkowicz told Variety, adding that one option could be a TV series. ”For us, the main thing is to get it right creatively so people don’t think it’s more of the same. That’s what it’s all about these days, a fresh, different approach.”
One thing looks certain: Paul W.S. Anderson will not return to direct.
“He did six movies, earning $1.2 billion, 10 years of work; he felt it was time to move on,” said Moszkowicz.
Anderson wrapped up Alice’s (Milla Jovovich) story with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, so we can only speculate the new franchise will bring the property back to its more terrifying roots. With Wan on board, that seems like a real safe bet.
Based on the Capcom video game, the series launched in 2002 with Anderson directing, and Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Bernd Eichinger, and Samuel Hadida producing the first of a six-movie series. The Resident Evil movie franchise has earned $1.2 billion worldwide to date, making it Europe’s most successful independent horror genre movie franchise in history and the highest-grossing film series to be based on a video game.