While a director and writer have been attached to the project, you won’t find James Wan producing the work-in-progress Resident Evil reboot.
In May of last year, Deadline reported that James Wan had been attached to the survival horror reboot as the film’s producer. He would do so while Greg Hurwitz wrote the screenplay. However, just one thing is wrong with this information apparently – Wan was never quite confirmed in the first place.
In an interview with the horror website Bloody Disgusting, Wan discussed the confusion surrounding his involvement in Resident Evil.
“They announce that I’m attached to a lot of stuff and a lot of them are not necessarily real,” said the 41-year-old filmmaker of the Resident Evil reboot, “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.”
“It’s the journalists that want to announce stuff,” he added.
Well, that’s that, then. Still, it’s sad to hear because Wan has really solidified his position as a talented horror director in recent years. Just see what he’s done with Insidious and The Conjuring. Resident Evil could use horror talent like his.
Still, we can find solace in that the Resident Evil 2 remake is on its way to the gaming world. The gorgeous-looking thriller will make its way to current-gen machines on January 25th, 2019. A late Christmas for horror fans!
It’s early days so no word yet on the release of the Resident Evil movie reboot. All that is known is that Johannes Roberts is directing and writing the feature.
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