And that director is Paul W.S. Anderson. The last Resident Evil Anderson helmed was the first one; he wrote and produced the other two films, Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Resident Evil: Extinction.
Anderson will write, direct and produce Resident Evil: Afterlife. His wife, Milla Jovovich, will reprise her role as Alice. The movie, the fourth in the franchise, will be in 3D.
“I always envisioned Resident Evil as a trilogy of films,” Anderson told website ShockTillYouDrop.com. “And we’ve been very lucky where it’s a trilogy where the audience has built and built. I wanted to kick off a brand new trilogy. I’m really excited we’re doing it [in 3-D] and we’re using the same camera system [James] Cameron used for Avatar. There are a lot of exciting things about this one. I don’t regard it as Resident Evil 4, I regard it as a re-tooling and rebirth of the entire franchise.”
Resident Evil: Afterlife is penciled in for a September 17, 2010 theatrical release.