Constantin Film Announces RESIDENT EVIL and THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS TV Series

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones didn’t do too hot at the box office.  The thing cost $60 million to make, the studios likely had their fingers crossed for it to become the next big YA film franchise and then it only went on to take $90.6 million worldwide.  There were reports that the sequel, The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, was delayed and then back on again, but it doesn’t seem as though Constantin Film got very far with it because now they’re switching gears with the property.

It’s being reported that the company is beefing up its TV department by developing spin-off TV series for both The Mortal Instruments and the Resident Evil movies as well.  Hit the jump for more on the Resident Evil and The Mortal Instruments TV series.

Li Bingbing Talks TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, Working with Michael Bay, Deleted Scenes, RESIDENT EVIL, and More

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Loaded with almost non-stop action, a great new villain (Lockdown), Dinobots, and an ass-kicking Mark WahlbergTransformers: Age of Extinction really is the beginning of a new chapter in the Transformers movie universe.  Also, throughout the fourth installment, director Michael Bay has peppered in a lot of interesting questions about the history of the Transformers and I’d imagine the next sequel (or sequels) will start to unravel the mysteries.  While Bay could have just done another Autobot vs Decepticon story and most fans would have been satisfied, I’m glad he pushed the franchise forward with new characters and questions, and am looking forward to where it goes from here.

A few days ago in Hong Kong I landed an exclusive video interview with Li Bingbing.  She talked about what it was like to work with Michael Bay, filming the action, deleted scenes, what she took away from making the movie, if she’ll be in the next Resident Evil movie, future projects (she wants a boyfriend), and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Exclusive RESIDENT EVIL 6 Updates: Tentatively Titled RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER, Planned as the Last Film, and First Draft Is Currently Being Written

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Though you’re no doubt aware of the Resident Evil film series’ existence, what you may not know is that the franchise—which takes place in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse and follows Milla Jovovich’s Alice as she takes on the shady Umbrella organization—is actually one of the most successful video game adaptations ever made.  After the release of the first film in 2002, the following three sequels each grossed more than their predecessor, topping out at nearly $300 million for Resident Evil: Afterlife.  Though the last installment, Residence Evil: Retribution, fell about $50 million short of Afterlife, it still raked in an impressive $240 million worldwide.  Fans have been eager for information regarding the next film—including whether it might be the last—and now we have some revealing updates about Resident Evil 6 to share straight from director/franchise godfather Paul W.S. Anderson.

Steve recently landed an exclusive interview with Anderson, who revealed that he’s currently in the midst of writing the first draft for Resident Evil 6, which is tentatively titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.  Yes, it appears that the series is indeed coming to a close.  Hit the jump for much more.

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?

Toy Fair 2013: Over 100 Images from Convention Floor Including BATMAN, STAR WARS, REAL STEEL, SUPERMAN, Marvel, GODZILLA, IRON MAN, and More

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If you’re a toy collector, you’ve likely had a great past few days.  That’s because every February at Toy Fair in NYC, all the toy manufactures  show off tons of upcoming toys and many are being revealed for the first time.  Over the past 24 hours we’ve posted a ton of them broken down by manufacturer, and we’re not close to being done.  However, due to how many we’ve yet to post, I’m going to take a group approach to this article.

As you can see after the jump, we’ve got over 100 pictures from the convention floor and you can check out some of the new toys for Iron Man (and Iron Man 3), The Walking DeadBatmanThe Dark KnightStar Wars, DC Justice, Real Steel, Marvel Selects, Resident Evil, Arkham City, Star TrekSupermanThorWonder Woman, Tom Cruise from Mission Impossible, and much more.

Weekend Box Office – RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION Tops FINDING NEMO 3D with $21.1 Million

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There were no blockbusters on this September frame but, after last weekend’s dismal returns, it’s hard to feel disappointed. Aided by 3D technology, Resident Evil: Retribution reigned with $21.1 million – more than twice what The Possession earned in first place last weekend. Finding Nemo 3D also had a ticket-price advantage although, in this case, the 2003 Pixar classic could not match the gross of last year’s 3D The Lion King re-release.

Title Weekend Total
1. Resident Evil: Retribution $21,100,000 $21.1
2. Finding Nemo 3D $17,504,000 $17.5
3. The Possession $5,800,000 $41.1
4. Lawless $4,219,000 $30.1
5. ParaNorman $3,039,000 $49.3
6. The Expendables 2 $3,030,000 $80.2
7. The Words $2,880,000 $9.15
8. The Bourne Legacy $2,875,000 $107.8
9. Odd Life of Timothy Green $2,511,000 $46.2
10. The Campaign $2,405,000 $82.8

TOP 5: RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION, First Trailer for LINCOLN, James Cameron Talks AVATAR Sequels/Prequel and His Take on JURASSIC PARK, FINDING NEMO 3D, TIFF 2012

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In the spirit of TIFF 2012 winding down this weekend, I’m interested in hearing what some of our readers most anticipated pics coming out of the festival are. For me, I was already psyched for films such as Looper, Cloud Atlas, and The Master, but early buzz has also peaked my interest in The Place Beyond the Pines, End of Watch, Spring Breakers, Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, Dredd 3D, and At Any Price among others. What about you? Where there films that showed up on your radar while following the festival? What about a film you were looking forward to that you were disappointed didn’t fare quite as well as you had hoped (for me, this was Passion)? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check out this week’s fifth spot for a link that can help you get caught up on all of our TIFF 2012 coverage.

In addition to that fifth spot, also on the docket for this week’s Top 5 is a slew of video interviews for Paul W. S. Anderson‘s Resident Evil: Retribution, the first full trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln, James Cameron talking the future of Avatar and what his take on Jurassic Park would have been like, and Steve’s video interviews with some of the major names behind Finding Nemo 3D. Brief recaps and links to each lie after the jump.

Friday Box Office – RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION On Top with $8.4 Million; FINDING NEMO 3D Second with $5.1 Million

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After enduring the worst weekend since 2008 (and a couple more low weekends besides), the box office received a much-needed boost on Friday from a pair of familiar features. Resident Evil: Retribution was yesterday’s clear winner, earning an estimated $8.4 million from 3,012 locations. The fifth entry in the Resident Evil franchise, Retribution is expected to take in $22 million through Sunday – a slight decline from the $26.6 million posted by Resident Evil: Afterlife on this weekend in 2010. The last RE feature (and the first to feature 3D effects), Afterlife went on to earn almost $300 million worldwide – 79% of that from international audiences. 3D technology also claimed second place at the Friday box office with the debut of Finding Nemo 3D. The first Pixar classic to get a 3D make-over since the Toy Story/Toy Story 2 double feature, Nemo 3D earned an estimated $5.1 million from 2,904 runs for what is expected to be a debut weekend in the $18 million range. Finally, in just 5 theatres in New York and LA, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master broke records for a limited release with a giant per-screen average of $48,425. Full details and analysis tomorrow.

Title Friday Total
1. Resident Evil 5 $8,400,000 $8.4
2. Finding Nemo 3D $5,100,000 $5.1
3. The Possession $1,800,000 $41.3
4. Lawless $1,400,000 $30.3
5. The Words $930,000 $7.2

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.

Paul W.S. Anderson to Adapt Capcom’s Video Game Franchise MONSTER HUNTER?

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With Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil: Retribution set to assault theaters in two weeks, the director may be setting his sights on a new video game franchise to adapt.  Retribution may be the third RE film Anderson has directed, but it’s the fifth and likely the penultimate in the series.  So where does he go from here?  Possibly onto another Capcom property, Monster Hunter If you couldn’t guess from the title, the game revolves around an up-and-coming hunter who must track, trap and kill various monsters roaming the countryside, all in the name of protecting defenseless villagers and damsels in distress.  Right up Anderson’s alley.  Hit the jump for more.

Milla Jovovich Talks RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION

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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 Milla Jovovich.  She talked about what she wanted fans to feel as they left the theater, the action scenes, what she wanted to see happen in the fifth installment, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Michelle Rodriguez Talks RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION, MACHETE KILLS and FAST AND THE FURIOUS 6

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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 Michelle Rodriguez.  We talked about how much fun she had playing two versions of the same character, when she first found out about the sequel, filming the action scenes, and more.  In addition, Rodriguez also talked about Robert Rodriguez‘ Machete Kills and director Justin Lin‘s Fast and the Furious 6 (which she’s filming now).  Hit the jump to watch.

Boris Kodjoe Talks RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION

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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.

Last week I spoke to Boris Kodjoe.  We talked about how the finished film compared to the script, filming the action scenes, when he first found out they’d be making another sequel, future projects, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

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