Resident Evil Movie Loses Producer James Wan
Hollywood is currently filled to the brim with film adaptations of popular video games currently in production. One of the more high profile projects in the works is the reboot film for the Resident Evil series that will be wholly separate from the Milla Jovovich-led films of the past. The project recently made a big step forward when it announced the director that would be leading the charge, but now it seems that a fairly equal step backward has also been taken. A new report indicates that the Resident Evil reboot producer and his production company have left the project.
Bloody Disgusting has exclusively reported on the producer, James Wan, exiting the film. Hot on the release of his newest movie, Aquaman, releasing in the US this week, Wan was asked about the next big franchise film that his name was previously attached to – the Resident Evil reboot. Wan and his production company Atomic Monster have apparently left the project, and that his involvement was announced somewhat prematurely. As he states:
They announce that I’m attached to a lot of stuff and a lot of them are not necessarily real. It’s kind of annoying when things come and go, or things never came in the first place. I hate it when my projects get announced. It makes it seem like I’m attached to a lot of things when in fact I’m not necessarily doing so many things. A lot of my stuff just get announced and I don’t want them to be announced but people love to announce them.”
There’s no word yet on who will replace Wan as producer or run the production in place of his company. He still has other projects in the works, including a remake of Train to Busan, and an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers. Unfortunately for those looking to see Wan’s style expressed in the new movie, it looks like the Umbrella Corp has caused another victim to be overcome.
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