The Resident Evil franchise has had a checkered history when it comes to live action film adaptations. Paul W.S. Anderson made seven Resident Evil movies starring Milla Jovovich, which most fans rejected for their lack of loyalty to the source material. More recently, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City rebooted the series with a more traditional take, but it still wasn’t very well received. Now, rumor has it that yet another attempt is in the works.

According to a report at Insider Fandom, Screen Gems has almost finalized a script and will begin production on a new Resident Evil movie soon. Screen Gems is a Sony owned studio, the same production studio that worked on the previous film, Welcome to Raccoon City. Whether or not this new film will be a direct sequel or take things in an entirely new direction remains to be seen.

Encouragingly, the source indicates that Sony is interested in spending more money on this new entry than the previous one, although budget talks are still ongoing. Of course, budget isn’t necessarily an indication of quality, but it could mean they’re taking the production more seriously. After so many Resident Evil movies (and TV shows), it doesn’t seem like we’ll ever stop getting new attempts at adaptations. If this rumor turns out to be legitimate, let’s hope this one is the one that finally satisfies everyone!


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