James Wan No Longer Producing ‘Resident Evil’ [Exclusive]

James Wan (Insidious, Saw, The Conjuring) and his Atomic Monster are no longer producing a reboot of the Resident Evil films, he exclusively tells Bloody Disgusting. Wan corrected the record during an interview for Aquaman.

“I’m not doing that anymore,” Wan said. “That has been dropped.”

Wan expressed some frustration that his involvement with Resident Evil was announced prematurely.

“They announce that I’m attached to a lot of stuff and a lot of them are not necessarily real,” Wan said. “It’s kind of annoying when things come and go, or things never came in the first place. I hate it when my projects get announced. It makes it seem like I’m attached to a lot of things when in fact I’m not necessarily doing so many things. A lot of my stuff just get announced and I don’t want them to be announced but people love to announce them.”

It’s understandable that filmmakers would want to tell the world they have James Wan involved, but Wan asks the press to wait until things are confirmed. “It’s the journalists that want to announce stuff,” he said.

So Bloody-Disgusting can correct the record that Wan is out of the new Resident Evil. He is still attached to a remake of Train to Busan (pictured below), which he would handle very carefully, or not at all.

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[Interview] Milla Jovovich Talks Moving on From ‘Resident Evil’ and Becoming a ‘Monster Hunter’

In 2016, Milla Jovovich concluded her six film journey as Alice in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. No sooner was it released that Screen Gems began talking about a reboot, because in Hollywood there’s just no killing a profitable franchise.

Two and a half years later, Jovovich was on the set of Monster Hunter speaking to Bloody-Disgusting on a conference call for her Parcels music video Withorwithout. When we asked if anyone has asked her to play Alice again, she quite happily had no knowledge of any plans.

“You know what? Not to me personally,” Jovovich said. “I haven’t even talked to Paul [W.S. Anderson] or [know] if they’ve talked to him about it. We’ve been in the middle of Monster Hunter. He’s been developing this for nine years so we’re working on our next passion project at this point. I don’t know. I have no clue. Can’t tell you anything about that honestly. I haven’t heard anything about it.”

Alice was the unsinkable survivor of the zombie epidemic in Raccoon City when the Umbrella Corp.’s virus brought the dead back to life. In each sequel, she became more powerful, then a little less powerful again but later back up to full strength. Along the way she met other characters from the video game series, not all of whom survived. But if the studio is sticking with plans for a reboot, they could either start over with a new adaptation of the game, or even follow some different survivor characters.

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