Looks like Production Weekly is reporting that Paul W.S. Anderson, the director of the original Resident Evil, is on board to write and direct Resident Evil: Afterlife, which may give credence to rumors that this would be the last in the franchise. The release date of the film is set for Sept. 17, 2010.
This comes after recent news that not only is Anderson not on the big Castlevania movie anymore, but it’s looking to be directed by super-talented Dead Silence director James Wan. More on that story here.
Tell you the truth, I’m excited about both of these announcements! The first Resident Evil movie is still my favorite of the three, and I love James Wan’s directing style – Dead Silence is one of the most visually interesting US horror films to come along in quite some time. Plus, it’s got a special place in my heart because Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights did a haunted house based oin the movie back in 2007.