Tuesday, January 12, 2010

'Resident Evil 4' Release Date Shifts to September 2010

Last month it was reported that the upcoming "Resident Evil: Afterlife" had been pushed back to January, 2011 due to the process of making the film in 3D.

"Resident Evil: Afterlife" is being done in 3D by the same team who worked on "Avatar" and apparently the 3D process was taking longer than the studio initially anticipated, so director Paul W.S. Anderson got a bit more time for shooting. The release date originally was September 24, 2010, but the delay pushed it back to January 14, 2011.

In a turn of events, Shock Till You Drop reports that "Afterlife" is not only switching back its release date from 2011 to 2010, but also moving it forward two weeks from September 24 to September 10. On Twitter, Jovovich claimed the delay wasn’t definitive shortly after it was announced and now it appears she was right to say so.

This re-switching of dates will keep the franchise in tradition: the previous two "Resident Evil" movies were both released in the month of September to solid box office openings. The reason for the re-switch is unknown – it could mean that they’ve rushed the 3D process or that the 3D process might not actually take as long for this particular project. Whatever the reason, it means fans of the franchise can see it back in theaters sooner rather than later.

Then again. that is only if they still want to. As a big fan of the "Resident Evil" video game series, the first two films in the franchise entertained me in theaters. Watching the trailer for the third film (which showed the general lack of connection to any of the video games), I did not see the third film until after it was released on DVD. And as I expected, it was really quite terrible. I will have to be extremely wowed by a trailer for "Afterlife" to begin to even think about seeing it at all.

Thoughts on "Resident Evil 4" switching to a September 2010 release date? Do you plan on even seeing it after the disaster that was "Extinction"?

As stated, "Resident Evil: Afterlife" is now set to be released on September 10, 2010.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Screen Rant


Mikey said...

I'll probably still see it, even though they've been going psychotic with the original main story from the games. I should avoid it entirely, but I'm obsessed with amything that says "Resident Evil". I'm so weak.

There have been a lot of movie shakeups this week, haven't there? Dates being shifted, casting changes...crazy!

Head Hero said...

You're right...with "Spider-Man," "Thor" and "Cowboys and Aliens" among all those shake-ups.

Is there a full moon over Hollywood or something?

As stated, "Afterlife" will seriously have to wow me. I love me some "Resident Evil," but the movies have, as you said...gone psychotic.