Avatar’s 3D Team Hired For ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 4th, 2009 at 10:16 am,

residentevil avatar Avatars 3D Team Hired For Resident Evil: Afterlife

When Screen Rant reported a couple weeks ago that Resident Evil 4, known formally as Resident Evil: Afterlife, was going to be in 3D, reactions from the readers were mixed. I wonder if any opinions will change now that we know the same crew that did the 3D filming on James Cameron’s Avatar has signed to do the 3D work for Resident Evil 4?

ShockTillYouDrop sat down for an interview with the lovely Milla Jovovich, star of the film and fiancee of Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson. In the interview, Jovovich expounds upon the reasons for returning to the franchise (“The movie makes money”) and Anderson’s dedication to fully utilizing the film’s 3D technology (“He’s been…watching every 3D movie ever made pretty much.”)

As to James Cameron’s involvement in the film, Jovovich said,

“Paul has been going to every 3D company and he’s now signed a deal to go with Jim Cameron’s 3D company–they did ‘Avatar’–It should be pretty interesting.”

Talk about an understatement. If the production value on Resident Evil 4‘s 3D even comes close to matching the quality of footage of Avatar that Cameron premiered at Comic-Con (and will premiere across the country on August 21st), fans of the series are in for a real treat.

Of course, I’m a firm believer that cool 3D effects don’t mean a thing unless there’s a good story to back them up, a sentiment shared by others here at Screen Rant. Unfortunately, Hollywood seems to disagree with me. I understand that Resident Evil has a huge fan base, but on the franchise’s fourth go round, does the series have enough juice to be successful at the box office? Will 3D, even if it is 3D from James Cameron, really matter? What do you think?

Resident Evil: Afterlife will be released on September 17, 2010.

Source: ShockTillYouDrop

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  1. Well, so far IMHO all Resident movies sucked horribly. So now, we’ll probably have another crappy movie with great 3d. Just what nobody needs, there’s far to many crappy 3d films out there

  2. Probably wont see it in theater like 2 and 3, but will rent or buy it on blu-ray or dvd.

  3. lol i’m one of the oddballs. I loved all 3! Especially the third one!

  4. Resident evil movies need as much help as possible.

  5. RESIDENT EVIl 3D…sounds really conrny…this franchise is a waste

  6. OH BOY! I CAN’T WAIT… for someone to get ’round to making a good Resident Evil movie. Maybe one with 100% less superhuman, half-naked, former supermodel, kung fu vixens.

    Wait! I got it! Follow closely, this could get complicated: an RE film about a small team of SWAT police officers getting separated in a spoooky mansion; they’re low on ammo and supplies and have… to… wait for it… SURVIVE HORROR. The tension could be built through genuine suspense. Ooh, maybe toss in a few real scares, a couple of mutant animal monsters. Maybe a betrayal or two. Perhaps a master of unlocking. Tight, small, packed with goodness and not — I repeat, NOT — another bloated actioner with ridiculous chopsocky fights.


  7. I was really, really hoping this franchise would get rebooted. I figured that it was inevitible, what with all the current reboots.

    But noooo, they had to go and decide to make three more sequels!

    The fact that it’s the same team though does nothing for me. Without the same budget, and without Cameron, there’s no way they could do as good as job as in Avatar.

  8. I guess one of these days I should watch the first Resident Evil film – which I hear isn’t really all that bad.


  9. I personally thought the third was the worst, just cause when I think of Resident Evil, i think of creepy mansion, dark hallways, not open desert and being able to see zombies from far away walking slowly. It needs to be suspenseful and scary. A scary story, not an action movie

  10. This news really took me by surprise, I mean the Resident Evil films have had pretty small budgets so far, and I bet the 3D effect guys from Avatar aren’t exactly cheap. To put it into perspective, the last RE film’s budget was less then a fifth ($45M) of what Avatar’s is reported to be ($250M+).

    Anyway, I’m a huge fan of the Resident Evil games (even though shooting games aren’t usually my thing). I hated the first two films though, and haven’t bothered to check out the third.

  11. @ Luke:

    You’re not missing anything. The third film is more of the same: silly, worthless tedium.

    @ Vic:

    Don’t, buddy. It’s “all that bad” and more. It’s like saying getting punched in the solar plexus isn’t as bad as getting kicked in the ghoulies. TECHNICALLY, that’s true… But you shouldn’t willingly volunteer for the job.

  12. The 3D was done very well in Afterlife. It’s one of the best live action 3D movies I’ve seen (2nd to Avatar). The way they filmed the 3D really helped give it that intense action movie feel. I enjoyed it as a campy zombie action flick and personally can not wait for the next one to come out. As for the old ones I like the 1st, hated the 2nd and enjoyed the 3rd for what it was (while still realizing it was super cheesy). I like what the franchise has turned into since Extinction. Fun zombie action flicks with hot chicks. A movie that you can talk through (cause you don’t care about the story lol). I’ll be rewatching it on my 3D TV tonight, I simply can’t wait for the next one :)