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.

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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

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  4. Inders i went on reads sims profile and his name definitely begins with m , i saw his picture and it was hilarious !!! :L really funny

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  10. I would LOVE to see Ricardo Irving, played by Allan Groves! That would be AWESOME! Him, and Jack Krauser. P:

    • I totally agree! Seriously he’s the best character of the whole series. I demand an own Irving movie!!!

  11. Hey, oak. In the next ressie film we would like to be in the cast you can contact jack with the email above and he will give you mine. We havent finished school but if u give us a job WE WONT NEED TOO P.s we’ll do any job even extras. and make the film longer, and alot more zombie action.

    Jack & Indi

  12. Hello, we would very much like to be in the flm.


  13. i got the dvd

  14. hello jack

  15. Alright, Was it good ?

  16. whose jimmy

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  18. Okay here are my ideas for the next sequel. They are pretty awesome.Stay tuned. So, it begins w/ the people in the ship running for their lives. Its chaos and everyone is going crazy. The umbrella dudes land on the ship and they begin capturing anyone they can.Alice,Chris,Claire,and K-mart run inside to escape/hide. Those people who havent been capture yet follow them. They eventually make it to one of those flying airplanes Wesker has in the ship. Unexpectedly K-Mart goes missing. They lost her along the way. Claire and Chris decide to stay and search for her while Alice takes the survivors to safety.”I’ll be back,”she says. Meanwhile Jill as the Birdlady from RE5 has captured K-Mart.She injected her w/ something that made her fall asleep. As Alice is driving off in the plane Jill(Birdlady) comes online and shows her K-Mart. Alice gets ticked off but before she can say anything Jill hangs up and leaves a map of an island on the sreen. Anywayz meanwhile, Claire & Chris are seperated. Chris somehow gets into a booby trap.He falls from the top floor to some levels down where Bio Organic Weapons(zombies) are located. He tells Claire to keep on searching for K-Mart while he finds a way out. Fast Foward… Claire is about to get shot by an umbrella soldier(UBCS)suddenly Leon comes in and says”Get down!” He throws a knife at the dude behind her while Krauser shoots the remaining soldiers. Leon introduces himself and Krauser.He explains they got there 2 days ago and have been hidng eversince until someone else arrived. How Leon survived Racoon City along w/ Krauser he explains later to Jill when she turns good. So throughout the movie Chris is kicking zombie ass w/ heavy music on the background and making his way to the top.He beats up soldiers w/ his barehands and weapons just like the good o’l military days.That is UNTIL he meets Project HUNK. Hunk is an Umbrella Merc that is part Human,part bio weapon,and part ninja. He has blades that come out of his boots and wrist as well as guns,smoke grenades,and stuff ninjas carry. He isnt an ordinary soldier at all. HUNK is like the Terminator/Nemesis trying to hunt down Chris,Claire,Leon,and Krauser. He wont stop until he captures them or they are dead. Jill is who he answers to. She controls halve of the team but Wesker who’s still alive controls everything. The final battle will take place in an island surrounded by zombies. Alice goes back into the city to reinforce her team w/ weapons. As they are making their way out she notices a small military ship of 9 survivors in the bay.They are ex’marines that heard the radio message she sent off.Luther gets there just in time to leave w/ them. The final battle btwn. human kind and the Umbrella corporation is just ahead. Make sure to put some scenes where HUNK and Leon are having a knife fight. Krauser is good in the movie and he probably dies sacraficing his life for Leon’s.Maybe Claire and Leon have a romance.Dont let Luther die and give Wesker some badass scenes.Also add 1 or 2 giants like the G-virus,The Tyrant,Regenerator,or El Gigante. Just make this the best movie ever and make the fans never forget it. All the movies were great IMO but unfortunately some people need glasses. Good luck w/ the project!

  19. Next Resident Evil Should Show : Alice not only have T-Virus as the source of her Superpower but also a MicroChip implant weapon who help her but also force her to fight agains it but must keep-it to fight Umbrella.

  20. i think that should bring in leon to the movies, i also think it would be cool to see a new monster not seen in the movies before or maybe something like william birkan and the G-Virus

  21. btw. can you use Leonardo diCaprio as Leon S Kennedy? Just make him do a bit of weight lifting and grow his hair out. Oh and use Arnold Schwarzenegger as Krauser. Dont forget Hunk!

  22. RE5 needs an awesome soundtrack by marilyn manson again, and to return to the roots of the first RE and the video games with scary zombie scenes. I watched the first RE again & I miss Michelle Rodriguez’s Rain. Too bad she was killed! More zombies & character development & a longer RE5 with Alice and kickass sidekicks running & fighting to a badass Manson-esque soundtrack!

  23. I want to see tyrants like Mr. X from resident evil 2 the game along with the hunters

  24. I would want resident evil to bring back nemisis from apocolpys

  25. They need more bad guys for alice to kick there ass and i agree they need to bring back marilyn manson soundtrack back it gives it that original feeling again .I think the story line sould be changed but not alot just a few things on it .

  26. I think you should reunite ALL of the Resident Evil characters from all of the games,including the exicutioners,chainsaw sisters,EL Gigante, Wesker. In the begining have the giant lake monster from 4.

  27. The resident evil should have more characters but i have got a little script writing going on but still not finished if you wnat me to send a copy just reply or email me .

    • i am friend of milla,send the copy i want to read first…

  28. The resident evil should alow and I know i keep on saying this nemisis should come back because they need some one like that to kick all there asses but thats not the point .The story line should be like that of resident evil 2 .

  29. I think that umbrella should really give up on trying to takeover the world on the movies because they have been trying to do that for a really long time .The resident evil should have some of the old characters back .