In a brief interview with New York Magazine, RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE star Milla Jovovich confirmed that plans are indeed underway to make a fifth entry in the computer video game-based zombie action series, which was the number one film for its premiere this past weekend.
She also said that while her husband, director/writer Paul W.S. Anderson already has some ideas for the sequel, they intend engage the fan base for the games and films.
“We’ve been talking to a lot of fans on Twitter and stuff, so it’s probably going to be one of the first movies where we really talk to fans to see what they want, and what characters they want to see. It’s going to be a more interactive process.”
Is this a bold step toward democratizing the film making process or a pandering towards the sometimes highly critical and vocal audiences for the films? Arguments could be made for both sides of the issue. It will be interesting to see if this idea is actually played out in the months to come.
RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE made $28,696,500 in the US for its opening weekend, and another $42,348,610 Worldwide, bringing the total to over $71 million so far for the $60 million dollar production.
Figures via BoxOfficeMojo.com