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Resident Evil 6 Movie Release Date Revealed, Will Probably Be Set In Space Or Something

And That's Terrible

I never say this but…I think it’s time for a reboot. 

Confession: I’ve seen all of the Resident Evil movies in theaters. Shut up. I have a long-standing love affair with Milla Jovovich.

That aside, I’m not blinded by my love. What started off as a decent take on the famous video game has devolved into a rotting corpse. The last installment, Resident Evil: Retribution, brought to life some of our favorite characters from the video game franchise, and brought dead characters back to life, but failed to deliver as a movie in any way. So you can understand my dismay at hearing they are going to attempt another.

Sony/Screen Gems will bring us Resident Evil 6 (no, not based on that exact game) on September 12, 2014. Empire writes, “While there’s no confirmation yet that the franchise’s director and star will be rejoining, it’s reasonably safe to assume that Paul W. S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich will sign up soon for another crack at the dastardly Umbrella Corporation.”

I guess you can blame me since I helped contribute to the worldwide box office of over $221 million dollars that gave them the idea it was worth it to make another one. But honestly, I’ve thought it was time to shut down and retool for a while now. Video game adaptations rarely leave fans happy but it would be interesting to see them try and follow them a bit closer next time instead of letting things get too outrageous. I mean, the films were already down that path but Retribution literally left Alice at the White House with flying zombie dragon looking things surrounding it. I just…stop.

(via Empire)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."