The producer, director and writer of the popular film series Resident Evil, Paul W.S. Anderson has revealed during the 2014 Beijing Film Festival that the Chinese actress, Li Bingbing will again be his choice in Resident Evil 6 and the movie will surely be available in 3D.
Bingbing played the role of ‘Ada Wong’ in the previous edition of the sequel.
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) and Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) were showcased in theaters around the world in 3D and Anderson believes that 3D technology is now considered as a norm in high quality cinema, instead of just a special effect.
Anderson has started working on the next Resident Evil movie, which is likely to be released in 2015, with Milla Jovovich, an American actress, all set to reappear in the role of ‘Alice’ for the sixth edition.
It is estimated that Resident Evil: Retribution made in excess of $240 million in cinemas around the globe, while $65 million were spent on its making. This makes me believe that the budget of the upcoming film will be much higher.
Film practitioners from various countries joined the 3D summit that took place in the China Millennium Monument, sharing their thoughts about the future of 3D technology.
Talking about the scope of cinema in the country, Yang Buting, the Chairman of China Film Promotion International, expressed that there are more than 20,000 screens in China these days and the industry generated 3.6 billion US dollars revenue in 2013, which is second only to the US. Anderson also believes, China is a booming market for the filmmakers.
I will keep you folks updated about any news regarding the next sequel of Resident Evil.