Paul W.S. Anderson Wants Fan Input for ‘Resident Evil 5′

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 8:05 am,

Resident Evil 5 Plot Paul W.S. Anderson Wants Fan Input for Resident Evil 5

It seems customary these days for sequels to get the green light before the verdict is out on the prior release – as franchise superstar, Milla Jovovich, reveals that director Paul W.S. Anderson is already working on Resident Evil 5.

The fact that a Resident Evil 5 is en route comes as no surprise. After all is said and done, Resident Evil: Afterlife should rake in the biggest box office cash-in of the franchise. It has already nailed the #1 spot in its opening week – a first for the zombie-action series (read our review).

Interestingly, Jovovich told New York Magazine that Anderson intends to turn to his fans for sequel-material. Through social networking sites, the director will take the fans’ wishes into account when developing the story for Resident Evil 5.

At San Diego Comic-Con, it was clear Anderson continues to pump out sequels because he loves the franchise – but he is also very passionate about the fans, desperately seeking new ways to impress them – thus the “revolutionary” implementation of 3D in Resident Evil: Afterlife.

Anderson’s wife, and Resident Evil series star, Milla Jovovich is just as passionate about the franchise.  In her excitement, she openly discusses the development of a fifth chapter in the saga.

“This new Resident Evil is the first one to ever open at number one worldwide. It’s the biggest movie in the franchise. So we’re definitely going to make another one. We’ve been talking to a lot of fans on Twitter and stuff, so it’s probably going to be one of the first movies where we really talk to fans to see what they want, and what characters they want to see. It’s going to be a more interactive process.”

This isn’t the first time a production has gone directly to the fans for support. Sylvester Stallone’s new Twitter account has been loaded with questions and possibilities aimed at fans of The Expendables. His account is an open buffet for ideas regarding villains and plot in the development of The Expendables 2.

Sylvester Stallone Twitter Expendables 2 Paul W.S. Anderson Wants Fan Input for Resident Evil 5

Jon Favreau paid close attention to the fans when making Iron Man 2. Studio involvement may have distracted the director’s intentions, but his affinity for the comic-book-lovers has created a more interactive atmosphere in his films.

Paranormal Activity also used the power of social networking – to promote their film through word of mouth. There is no question its success is a result of social media.

If you ever though your input on the future of a franchise was worthless, look again. Christopher Nolan may not be reading the forums to decide if The Riddler should be in Batman 3, but Paul W.S. Anderson is giving you the highest priority in his development process.

So get out there and share the direction you want to see his franchise go in the comments.

Source: New York Magazine

Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:


Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.

If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it. Keep in mind that we do not allow external links in the comments.

  1. Don’t Make it. Reboot the entire Series and Make Leon Kennedy the Main Character. or if they really are going to make this. Kill of Alice.

    Question: What is Umbrellas Endgame? The world is overrun with Zombies and there is only a handful of ppl left? what is there left to gain for Umbrella creating these monsters and destroying Mankind?

    if this is on here twice it’s only cause I cursed in the first draft and didn’t know if they’d post it.

  2. I sure hope this time in this next resident evil movie they include leon kennedy and if they do, I hope that jensen ackles wouldn’t be so busy this time and accept leon’s role…for the sake of his number of fans ^^ and if he does accept for sure there will be alot of people fighting over a ticket just to watch resident evil 5, it will be a grand movie premiere. If he doesn’t accept, well too bad just expect the unexpected.

    • I have an idea for a new resident evil movie, who would i talk to about it to get my idea to someone important?

  3. I’m such a fan of Resident Evil!! It would be great to see Jill and Alice reunite with Claire, Chris and others to fight this battle. Every film you have made so far is awesome! It has incredible action, script and the acting truly creates the entertainment of the film. Did Alice kill of Angela? Bummer, why not bring Angela back to help in the nasty battle. There are so many creative ways you guys can do it and I am looking forward to the fifth one!
    Thank you for making one of the best action. Milla has give Alice so many levels of development and evolutionary strengths which inspire women all over! Thank you for having an awesome cast, crew, producers, and writers especially Paul WS Anderson! Keep that zombie action packed coming! Go Alice!

  4. The best thing that could happen for Resident Evil on the big screen is to remove Paul W.S. Anderson from interacting with the series in any way, shape, or form. He is simply unable to capture and hold any of the atmosphere that made the original game such a masterpiece. It is not about copying the game verbatim. The true beauty of that game was its ability to immerse the player (or watcher!) through use of extraordinarily well designed settings, sound, and story. This level of direction and writing is simply out of Anderson’s skill range.

  5. I think that the next movie should have a kick butt teenager that is stuburn and knows how to fight and helps alice or some of the other characters like on the fight seen that is obviously going to happen on arcadia at the begining of the movie because i know a few people that would love to be in the movie and could do a great job with a character. Please think about this idea cuz i think it would. Be a great one.!!

  6. Bring the hunters in. Tyrant also would b a good villan

  7. I want Leon and Ada in it.

  8. I would love to see jensen ackles as leon kennedy, that would be my first priority. Second bring in new monster aka B.O.W. from one of the resident evil games since there isn’t a new RE game you can take a monster from. I would say take the tyrant and have leon and maybe somebody else and have them fight it like the claire and alice fight with the ex. Just an idea!

  9. i think christ n claire should stay with alice. also, i hope they have plenty of ammo on board of arcadia. i also think leon s kennedy should be in re 5 as cillian murphy. and last not to mention luther could help in some sorta way since he survive the sewers

  10. I am excited and can’t wait for this movie to come out! Honestly, I just love zombie movies and I love the action in this movie. But I really hope Ali Larter and Wentworth Miller is in this because the movies would not fit together if they aren’t, since it showed them all together at the end of Afterlife. It would completely ruin the story line. I am also happy that they are putting Leon in it and bringing Jill Valentine back! Looking forward to watching it!

  11. CONCERNING: THREE MUSKETEERS IN 3D by PAUL Anderson. Great acting, and great movie by Paul Anderson. The BEST MOVIE I have seen in many years. I saw 3M without 3D, but loved it. I had to see it again in 3D. I felt like I was part of the movie. I give the 3M, 10 stars. Great soundtrack. Outstanding special effects. Not boring like some of previous. I think Anderson should now bring Bloom Evans and rest to do re-make of Magnificient Seven; and Shane. Bloom would be perfect lead in both. This best movie I have seen from Hollywood in ten years. By the way, how do I contact Anderson, by email? or etc?

  12. A good resident evil movie would be like watching a season of walking dead amc. Except in Atlanta, it would be in Raccoon city, it would be about drama and survival. It would be about jill, leon, and Clair escaping that city. not this holly wood action junk director Paul made.

    • At least one person on the face of the Earth gets it. Kudos.

  13. i think that the infected/zombies r gettin a little too smart. i also think that the team should stick together. i heard that the infected in this moviw will ride motercycles and shoot guns i dont like this. some ppl think that alice should be killed off but that would just destroy the movie. ppl want the movie to be just like games but there not. there r no movies that a just like the games/books get over it.

  14. The true R.E. fans would realize that this is absolutely ridiculous. I understand wanting to make movies outside of a video game or comic or novel universe, but COME ON. The ENTIRE world is infected (aside from the random amount of Umbrella minions and Wesker and whatever protagonists that appear in this film). Paul killed it in the third film. I don’t see why you would want to make adventures with a scare amount of characters from the game journeying through the infected planet and how they “save” the day a.k.a. surviving. He should have stopped at the first one, which is the best in my opinion although it was a new concept in regards to the story of the first game. If Anderson wants to continue with this, a reboot is needed.

    • I aggree and I may tell you later on how it should be

  15. There is no doubt that Anderson ruined the Resident evil franchise with Hollywood, reading every resident book and playing every resident evil game. They can make an awesome horror action film using all the original characters they didn’t need to change a thing. Resident evil fans would watch it because we know the story non fans would have watched it with or with out this Alice character A.K.A “Andersons wife”….
    Sigh, My favorite childhood and adult franchise ruined.

    • Alice will never, be in any game canon movies, as the main character to. Also in the universe and the same canonity as the video games in, some of thier films as films repleciated of the games. With being in every film of the games. With that it should be Jill, Ada or Sherry in every one of them, so hope it happens like as Sherry one for her

    • Also I dont want a bloody replica of the films, from the games – with that b**** Alice in them films as either a main character or as her in a side story, in canon films. I want a main female lead game character, as a heroine, to change the story a bit, I would have Claire, Annette or Angela or Helina, like for a game remake. Who would you have ?.

      Also I dont want a replica of the films, from the games – with that b**** Alice in them films as either a main character or as her in a side story, in canon films. I want a main female lead game character, as a heroine, to change the story a bit, I would have Claire, Annette or Angela or Helina, like for a game remake. Who would you have ?.

  16. sup, kids

  17. I think the movies should be based on the games where you can have moments like ” hey I remember that in the game”. And chris is a stars officer and would never get captured without a fight. At least have the bios right and Chris and Leon fight side by side.

  18. I would love if the next movie, RE: 6, to look more like the 1st and 2nd. Those were mine and a lot of others favorites. I love the franchise, so don’t get me wrong. But I feel as if it’s slipping. So please consider to make it more suspenseful and scary instead of all the slow-motion and action throughout the movie. I don’t want to see another dull Resident Evil movie.

  19. I got a idea for a new movie or game it`s the story of how the main character bonds with the T-VIRUS sort of like her real Father was one of the head scientists working on the T-VIRUS program and one he was bitten didn`t think anything of it was bandaged up and went he to his wife and that night he gets her pregnant and goes to work the next day not feeling too health and turns at work kills most of the others scientist only a few get out.
    Several weeks go by and his presumed missing his company pays a visit and notices that she is a few weeks pregnant and wonders about how the genetic cross breading of the 2 strands of human and the T-VIRUS. and that`s all I`ve got i hope my idea helps in some way.

  20. Wow… I just got through watching what they delivered to us in he latest RE5, and I cannot believe it was actually made.

    What a pile of sh…

    With all these great comments and ideas from the community, we get given a pile of rubbish called Retribution.

    Well, that’s the final nail in the coffin for this series for me. Don’t care what you make after this, you’ve killed it for me.

  21. I can give a stoyline for RE6 that will remove all bad memories of audiences that captioned
    Flows of RE series and sequels.

    If want to hear further then email me.