Paul W. S. Anderson at Work on ‘Resident Evil 4’
Paul W.S. Anderson updated IGN on the status of Resident Evil IV. "I’m writing a script right now. The script side is happening," Anderson confirmed. He wrote and directed the initial film in the cycle, plus scripted the two sequels.
“Everyone at [game developer] Capcom has had their input into the idea and they’re all very excited. I don’t want to tell you what it is but it’s very exciting,” he added. "Once again we’re doing it completely with the blessing of the videogame company. We got a lot of flack [on the sequels] for, ‘Why isn’t the movie set in the mansion just exactly like the very first videogame?’ That’s just not progression for me. As the Resident Evil videogames themselves have developed in leaps and bounds — it’s like when we did the last movie people were like, ‘Resident Evil doesn’t take place in the desert. What the (expletive) is this?’ Well, where does Resident Evil take place? Does it take place in Raccoon City exclusively? Well, I don’t think so because the game has been in Antarctica, in Raccoon City, now it’s in Africa."
Anderson wrote and directed the first installment and wrote and produced its two sequels. He also directed this summer’s remake of Death Race for Universal.