Trailer Online for Resident Evil: Afterlife

Hot on the heels of the stills released last week Sony released a full trailer for the latest in it’s series of video game adaptations, RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE, yesterday. The trailer, first screened at WonderCon, starts out with the usual post-apocalyptic establishing shots but soon kicks out the standard Jovovich action scenes fans have come to expect.
More than this though, the trailer seems to go to great lengths to advertise the fact that this latest instalment was shot with Cameron’s patented 3D cameras. Over. And over. Again. Nothing in the trailer convinces me that AFTERLIFE will be any better than the previous films and it even looks like it can add THE MATRIX to the list of films it’s stolen from.
RESIDENT EVIL:AFTERLIFE is set for release on the 10th of September later his year. What do you think, does this trailer impress you or could you care less?

Buck Rogers Remake to be Directed by Paul WS Anderson

Director Paul WS Anderson at Comic-Con
Director Paul WS Anderson at Comic-Con

According to Deadline New York the new film adaptation of BUCK ROGERS is back on track and Paul WS Anderson (EVENT HORIZON, AVP) is set to direct. Originally Frank Miller was meant to be calling the shots but after the box office and critical failure that was THE SPIRIT, Anderson has managed to convince rights holders Paradox that he’s the man for the job.
Sci-fi favourite Buck Rogers has been a highly profitable and durable franchise, starting life as a short story written by Philip Francis Nowlan way back in 1928. Since then the character has featured in comic strips, radio plays, computer games and several film and TV adaptations. A new entry into the film cannon has been on the cards for some time now and it’s good to see it finally coming to fruition. Choosing Anderson as director, on the other hand, is not such a promising development. The director has rarely done anything of merit, prefering to reel out terrible video game adaptations such as MORTAL KOMBAT and RESIDENT EVIL over the course of his career.
The project is still in the early stages of development, with IRON MAN scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway set to write the script, so no release date has been set. What do you think, is Paul WS Anderson the man to direct the new BUCK ROGERS?