Giddy with the success of rebooting James Bond, Captain Kirk and Batman, Hollywood is eagerly looking around for anything and everything under the sun to reboot.
And now the reboot attention centers on the “Resident Evil” franchise.
A fourth film in the series already has the green light and will begin production in the near future. But according to Bloody Disguisting, Sony Screen Gems is looking beyond the fourth film to the fifth installment. And that fifth movie wouldn’t be another entry in the series but would, instead, be a retelling/reboot of the first film.
The web site says the idea is to redo the story of a special military unit who fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.
The report says that a reboot would be more economically feasible for the studio because of the rising price tag associated with actress Milla Jovovich returning to the franchise.
Of course, the absence of Milla brings up a bigger question–without Milla headlining a “Resident Evil” movie, will anyone want to see it?