Resident Evil 5 To Be A Reboot

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Even though Sony Screen Gems is moving ahead with a fourth Resident Evil movie, entitled Resident Evil: Afterlife (which is to be 3D, with the Avatar team handling the f/x), it appears that they’re already preparing for a FIFTH movie. But instead of continuing on the story already established, Blood-Disgusting has exclusively confirmed that the studio is planning some sort of “quasi-reboot,” just seven years after the franchise began.

The Resident Evil reboot has a tentative title of Resident Evil Begins (Christopher Nolan must be annoyed…), and is said to be about a special military unit who are sent in to fight a, “powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.” Sounds just about the same as the plot of the first film, minus the main character of Alice (Milla Jovovich).

This news comes as a bit of a surprise since we recently heard that Resident Evil: Afterlife, the fourth film in the franchise, would kick off a new trilogy. How can the fifth movie be a reboot and yet still be part of that trilogy? Is the term “reboot” being assigned too readily? And is it more along the lines of a sequel, just following a different set of people? It’s hard to tell at this very early stage in the game, but nonetheless, it’s a bit miffing.

Also, what will this mean for Resident Evil franchise star, Milla Jovovich? She’s the zombie-killing hero of the franchise, and is synonymous with it in the mind of audiences. If the lack of mention of her character in the early plot description above is anything to go by, she won’t be in the film. Will that be a mistake for the franchise money-wise, or will audiences go see a Resident Evil film whether Jovovich is in it or not?

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The Resident Evil films are, as with all video game movies (so far), not technically “good,” but at the same time they provide a sort of “switch your brain off” entertainment that is easy to consume and is somewhat rewatchable. I can’t say I’m super excited to see more Resident Evil films – in 3D and/or as a reboot – but I’ll probably end up seeing them nonetheless. That’s what a devoted film fan does icon smile Resident Evil 5 To Be A Reboot

What do you think of this news: Is it too soon to reboot the Resident Evil franchise? Should they just continue with the ongoing storyline?

Resident Evil Begins is just in the planning stages at the moment, while Resident Evil: Afterlife is scheduled to hits theaters on August 27th, 2010.

Source: Bloody-Disgusting

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  1. Kind of sucks that they are already rebooting this franchise. I say just continue the story. To me its fine as is.

  2. I say do a Resident Evil movie that follows the Resident Evil 4 game plot. That would be awesome

  3. the film franchaise has gone stale. the last resident evil anime was borderline stuff. the last game, resident evil 5 http://www.gamestock.co.uk/resident-evil-5
    didnt reach far enough into true survival horror the games auidence want imo

  4. I think that RE has been overdone. None of the movies were good- the first was FAIR at best- and the video games are going to start crumbling as well. I, personally, loved the 4th and so did the fans, I never played the 5th game but I heard mixed reviews on it. I think that we need to take a step away from the franchise and take some serious time to come up with a good plot line. They could make a solid movie on this but I think they need to focus more on a concrete story between families in the film and involve less kungfu action and more fear. They need to make the upcoming movies trully scary. We do not need any crazy stunts and fight scenes but rather a sort of dark film where in which people are running through mansions trying to find clues and such to get off an island in order to escaoe flesh eating zombies. I the RE 2 and RE 4 plot lines would probably be the best to follow on this one in my opinion.

  5. The R.E. movies were loosely based on the games. Very loosely, I mean who the hell was Alice anyway. I have no prob ditching Milla, she was okay but the series needs to look backwards. DUH!!! Bravo team missing in the woods and another team sent to find them. They encounter the mansion. Sort of a RE 0 RE 1 combo. Rebecca, Chris, Wesker… all the greats. And maybe even the leech man from RE 0, he had potential.

  6. A Resident Evil movie w/out Milla just isn’t worth my time. Continue, reboot, whatever – just keep Milla & spare me the bloody 3D crap. All it does is cost me an extra $3 at the ticket booth & give me a damned headache.

    • milla is ridiculously horrible

  7. Does this even surprise anyone at this point?

    Seems like every sci-fi/action film will get a reboot no matter what. Lame!

  8. Damm it ! Does anyone even try to put a Resident Evil game in a playstation to see what it look like, before doing a movie about it ?

  9. Guys rather if the Movies went with the game or not the movies were still great..Loved them all…the next film should have Milla’s clones battling all the future zombies and Milla should do an awsome battle with Albert Wesker who we last saw in the last film of Extinction..If the Movies would have went by all the games Storyline wise that would have messed up the entire Resident Evil Franchise..because when writers try to add too much of the game senerio’s that makes the movie even worse..So I think they should just stick with the same plot and continue on with the series…If Resident Evil Begins is the 5th movie..they should have that one as how Umbrella was born..Wesker, Jill, Chris in that film..and how they all fell apart..or at least Wesker did. That would be sweet.

  10. Hollywood only has these three words in their arsenal, remake, reboot and re-imagining. Sitting in a brainstorming session at one of the studios must be as easy as scratching your ass.

    As for the RE movies, the first one was mildly entertaining and not terribly horrible, but the same can’t be said for the sequels. If video game movies would actually just follow the video games then we might get a good one… someday. I mean how creepy would it be to have zombies roam a police station and terrorize Leon and Claire.

  11. I AGREE RESIDENT EVIL 4 PLOT..SMARTER ZOMBIES..THATS SCARY.

  12. I DONT THINK ITS A REBOOT-ITS MORE LIKE A “FLIP DA SCRIPT”

  13. This is AWESOME news! They never should’ve made a RE franchise of films without Chris, Jill, Barry…etc.

  14. I don’t think a reboot is a good idea unless they make the story closer to that of the games. That way they will attract more of the gamers who are mostly not satisfied with the movies.

  15. Never played the game but I love the movies. All of them. There is NO RE without Milla!! She is AWESOME! There are no actresses that I think could do a good job at replacing her…

    I wouldnt go see the movies without her in them. She IS Alice. It would be like making an Alien without Sigourney Weaver. You just DON’T do it.

  16. I hope they’ll just continue with Resident Evil 4 game plot but if they think rebooting would make the movie more interesting then it’s up to them. It’s a gamble on their part. I’ll keep myself playing Aion for now while waiting for this.

  17. i think they should finis making the 4th, then restart the movies with RE 2 then move to RE 4 then maybe make 5 into a movie or see if theirs gonna be a RE6 with leon, make leon the focus of the new movies.

  18. I think its best if they decide to do a story plot for Resident Evil: Begins on what exactly happened in the Umbrella Coperation and how it all started, how the virus spreaded throughout the nation and world of course in this film Alice should not be introduced until the end of the film..They should have S.T.A.R.S members in the film Wesker, Jill, Chris, etc..and how Wesker turned bad and started to work for Umbrella…This film should have a storyline that will be conected and lead us to the first film of Resident Evil.

    In the AfterLife film Alice should still in this film but continue the storyline of the pervious Resident evil films. Wesker should be the main target for Alice to go against. Both of them should have super stregnth and mobility.
    zombies and tyrants will be battling the clones of Alice etc..

  19. The strength of the original game was the almost M Knight level twist where the supernatural horror seeming of the early portion of the game was slowly replaced with the revelation of the scientific and conspiracy angles that really turned the tables on audience expectations. An ideal reboot of the franchise would take that direction, but it can’t work while the current RE series is so fresh in people’s minds.

  20. do you know anything about what is resident evil? There is no any g******-crayz-flying-b**** called alice, resident evil's main plot is survival horror, and the superidiothuman alice kills the survival horror plot, resident evil means chris, jill, lean and the other awesome characters not a superidiothuman alice, the only one who has superhuman powers is wesker, so it makes the audience afraid from wesker and the zombies, consequently they realized they just did crap with the movies so they decided to make a reboot, well good luck with that

  21. do you know anything about what is resident evil? There is no any g******-crayz-flying-b**** called alice, resident evil's main plot is survival horror, and the superidiothuman alice kills the survival horror plot, resident evil means chris, jill, lean and the other awesome characters not a superidiothuman alice, the only one who has superhuman powers is wesker, so it makes the audience afraid from wesker and the zombies, consequently they realized they just did crap with the movies so they decided to make a reboot, well good luck with that

  22. do you know anything about what is resident evil? There is no any g******-crayz-flying-b**** called alice, resident evil's main plot is survival horror, and the superidiothuman alice kills the survival horror plot, resident evil means chris, jill, lean and the other awesome characters not a superidiothuman alice, the only one who has superhuman powers is wesker, so it makes the audience afraid from wesker and the zombies, consequently they realized they just did crap with the movies so they decided to make a reboot, well good luck with that

    • You seem to have forgotten that the idea of Alice having super telepathic powers did in fact come from a Resident Evil game. Remember Code: Veronica? Also, his name is Leon not Lean.

  23. Awesome post.

  24. I think the reboot idea is the worst I’ve heard. I a lot of people go see these movies because the characters are awesome, like Alice and Claire. When you start changing the theme of movies that already have made, it turns out badly. I don’t think that I have ever seen a really good prequel that I liked better then the others before. They explained how the T-Virus got started in the first RE they don’t need to do it all over again.

  25. If they do reboot the franchise, why not just make the film after the first game and base the entire movie inside the Spencer Estate? Spend most of the movie with the suspense of the Gothic mansion and then reveal the laboratory near it’s climax.

    • i like this idea keep them comingg lol

    • yesss jadama that wud b a sweeet way 2 start out the resident evil reboot the spencer estate with the whole stars team in it i mean thats part of how most the survival sequels come 2 b . As a true die hard fan of RE games i wud love that nd the puzzles nd scret passages so yea put my vote n

  26. i think that this would be a good idea but at the same time not so much. if they bring in any new characters they should bring in leon.s.kennedy because he is one of the great characters and it will start up his persona as a secret agent for the united states government or B.S.A.A which was previously started in the game resident evil 5 and if they do this then if they make a 6th one after begins leon should meet up with the original character alice which will make a great storyline that will pertain to the games in a sence even though alice isnt one of the characters from the game and im sure all resident evil enthusiasts like myself will truly enjoy…..

    • if there is no milla then i am out.

  27. REBOOT NOW! PLEASE, REBOOT!

  28. I do not agree with the reboot as I have played the games and watched the movies. I am a fan of both but with the changing of characters and story lines in the games it does not make for a great movie franchise series as where you stick with one story line and cant wait to find out whats next. Now with the game its nice to change up character and scenery but not with a movie franchise. Yes the movie franchise went off the way the game went but it made for a better story and plus with bringing in characters later on that are in the games. So I would love to see the franchise played out as far as it can go till there is an actual ending then maybe do a reboot with the other characters as well.

  29. Honestly i wish the RE games would just completely stop and reboot 1,2,and 3. Then go on from there continuing from where 3 left off and the movies…well.. if you like them you like them . everyone know most spin offs of games usually isn’t any good and this one of them

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