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.