The next RESIDENT EVIL movie is coming quicker than you think!
A 3D animated Resident Evil movie titled Biohazard: Degeneration is greenlit!
Resident Evil has been a surprisingly successful franchise. Surprising because of course, the series is based on a video game... something that has rarely been a financially worthwhile avenue for movie studio's. All three Resident Evil movies have grossed over $100 million worldwide and despite it's mostly disdain from critics, it's found a niche audience and Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson continue to draw them.
Variety reports that the next Resident Evil movie will not be a fourth film in the franchise with Ali Larter's character Claire Redfield replacing Jovovich. Instead it will be Biohazard: Degeneration, a 3D animated movie which Sony Pictures and Capcom Entertainment are teaming together on, with a late 2008 release date planned. The movie will not have any continunity to the other three movies and will be based on an original idea. No cast or crew are attached as of yet. Hey, why not? A 3D animated zombie movie (which has to be R-Rated) might just have that little bit of quality that is missing from the live-action series.