Director Paul W.S. Anderson Talks POMPEII, the Visual Effects, Deleted Scenes, RESIDENT EVIL 6, and More

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Now playing in theaters is director Paul W.S. Anderson’s disaster epic Pompeii.  The film stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as an enslaved Celtic gladiator named Milo who falls in love with a noblewoman (Emily Browning) on the eve of a massive volcanic eruption that destroys Pompeii, an event that also brings him face-to-face with the man (Kiefer Sutherland) who slaughtered his family years earlier.  The film also stars Jared HarrisAdewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeCarrie-Anne MossSasha RoizJessica Lucas, and Paz Vega.

At the Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Anderson.  He talked about the challenge of bringing Pompeii to life, the visual effects, deleted scenes, whether the script changed during the development process, the status of Resident Evil 6, and a lot more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

RESIDENT EVIL 6 Update: No Release Date. No Script. But Director Paul W.S. Anderson and Screen Gems Want to Make it

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About a year ago, a rumor hit that Resident Evil 6 would be released on September 12, 2014.  However, with it now being February, and no information on filming, casting, or anything Resident Evil 6-related since that release date story, I figured the project was either filming under the greatest veil of secrecy ever or the release date was incorrect.  As you can probably guess, it’s the latter.

Just a few hours ago, I sat down with writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson for his disaster epic, Pompeii, and I asked him the status of the next Resident Evil.  According to Anderson, he only finished Pompeii a few days ago and hasn’t begun to think about anything but a vacation.  However, he did say, “we’d like to do another Resident Evil movie. Definitely.  But the wheels aren’t quite in motion yet.”  Hit the jump for more.

RESIDENT EVIL 6 Set for Release on September 12, 2014

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Fans of the Resident Evil film franchise can now rest easy knowing that the story will continue in at least one more feature.  The folks over at STYD have learned that Resident Evil 6 has been given a September 12, 2014 release date, confirming that the sequel will indeed be moving forward.  This is a bit of a curious development, as last we heard, director Paul W.S. Anderson was gearing up to film the epic Pompeii this year with Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) set as the lead.  If the 2014 date for Resident Evil is indeed true, there’s no possible way that Anderson is filming both movies this year; either the production start-date for Pompeii has been pushed or someone else is directing Resident Evil 6 or Pompeii.

Though last year’s Resident Evil: Retribution broke the series’ impressive streak of each film grossing more than its predecessor, its final total of $221 million worldwide is nonetheless striking.  I’ve only ever seen the first Resident Evil so I have no idea where the series is at plot-wise, but Anderson told us last September that he had a story in mind for RE6 that involved a lot of death and would possibly bring the franchise to a close.  What about you, Resident Evil fans?  What do you hope to see in the next sequel?

Paul W.S. Anderson Talks RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION & RESIDENT EVIL 6; Reveals Extended Cut Coming on Blu-ray

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Opening this weekend is writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson‘s Resident Evil: Retribution.   In the series’ fifth installment, we find Milla Jovovich waking up in the heart of the Umbrella Corporation’s most clandestine operations facility.  She continues to hunt those responsible for the deadly T-virus outbreak with the help of both newfound allies and familiar friends.  The film also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Kevin Durand, Shawn Roberts, Colin Salmon, Johann Urb, Boris Kodjoe, and Li Bingbing.  For more on RE5, here’s the trailer25 things to know about the movie from my set visit, some new images, and our Comic-Con panel recap.

The other day I spoke to writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson.  We talked about the action scenes, jump scares, who decides on the title, whether they ever thought about calling it Resident Evil: All Stars, deleted scenes, and more.  In addition, Anderson revealed he’s working on a longer alternate cut for the Blu-ray and we also talked about Resident Evil 6.  Hit the jump to watch.

E3 Trailers: HALO 4, DEAD SPACE 3, MATTER, SIM CITY, SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH and More

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E3 is upon us, which means it’s time to look on with growing anticipation at the video games set for release in the near future.  A bevy of first/new trailers have gone online for a number of games, and we’ve rounded up a good deal of them in one, tidy article.  After the jump you’ll find trailers and gameplay for Halo 4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Sim City, Dead Space 3, Resident Evil 6, Lococycle, Matter, Ascend: New Gods, Legend: Legacy of Dragons, and more.

Hit the jump to check out the trailers and lament the number of months we’ll have to wait for some of these releases.

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