Horribly mutated zombies, including animals, an evil corporation that was the cause, being dealt with by a female hero with superhero powers. I'd say that's different enough.They're going to have to go out of their way to make it different than the Walking Dead
The real name of the series is BIOHAZARD. The reason why the name Resident Evil exist since the band Biohazard has the trademark name in the West, if memory is correct. The plots of the later games and movies are about BIOHAZARD outbreaks and not just a haunted house. Also, I think the name "Resident Evil" stuck due to the being a memoeable name to a bunch of games and movies of the franchise.Guys, remember when Resident Evil was a video game about characters trapped in a mansion?
season 1, the mansion
season 2, the city
... so on
based on perry's books. a man can dream.
It is the final movie.
They basically set up a world-ending ending in the last film. Paul Anderson is naming it "the final chapter," he's repeatedly said he's done.
No matter the bank the series makes, I doubt he's going to make another movie and retcon that entire set-up away.
No. Please, no.
For everyone saying the movies are better: The games had their far share of stupidity over the years, but they haven't had anything as stupid as "the T-Virus turned the world into a Mad Max-style wasteland" yet.
If they go towards that ARKLAY rumor/fanmade TV idea I'm in.
You can do a ton of seasons with the first forest outbreak, few murders to solve and it goes deeper and deeper into the RE storylines, have season 1 being about the police trying to solve the murders on the outskirts of town, Umbrella trying to deal with the situation, the population dealing with this, etc. You got SO MANY layers of stories and possibilities. Then Season 2 is dedicated to the Mansion Incident.
It could be SO GOOD. But it'll never happen. Gonna be about a female super agent kicking dogs in the face.
...only to be retconned in the sequel. Remember about all those lakes, seas and oceans that (for some reason) dried due to the outbreak; about all those forests that were turned into deserts; cities that were turned into wastelands? Well, forget about that, since Japan seems to be doing OK (well, there's still an outbreak, but the city looks normal), and the second part of the movie takes place on Alaska (?), where forest still exist and oceans are left intact.
Not to mention, by the time of Exctinction, why the hell does Umbrella still exist? Who do they sell their bio-weapons to when the whole world is apparently already filled with zombies and mutants?
People complain about the games being stupid, but they are still more coherent than the whole movie universe where writer just throws everything (that they think is) cool at the script without even thinking whether it works or not.
Which final movie? This final movie or the next final movie? Because I'm pretty sure they've called all of them the final movie since the third one.
I get the feeling Michelle Rodriguez is going to be in this.
The Final Chapter -- practically guarantees there will be at least two more films following it before a 5 year gap and a reboot.