Posted by KrAzy Che3To on September 13, 2010

Resident Evil 5 a Foregone Conclusion

Resident Evil 5 a Foregone Conclusion

After Resident Evil: Afterlife brought in a worldwide first-weekend haul of close to $75 million, star Milla Jovovich has announced to Vulture that she and her husband Paul W.S. Anderson will definitely be making a fifth entry in their zombie horror franchise.

Says Jovovich, “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.”

No offense to fanboys, but interacting with fans for creative advice is the kind of idea that should terrify rather than excite. The greatest aspect of being told a story is that you are NOT in control of it, thus leaving way for elements like, oh, I dunno, surprise, suspense, those pesky things.  In an era where the internet is holding more and more sway over which films are put into production and who makes them, it might behoove true movie fans to simply demand the unexpected, as great showmen like Christopher Nolan and J.J. Abrams have tried to do in shrouding their projects in secrecy.

That’s a rather ironic statement on a site that makes its bread and butter feeding movie fans as much information about a film in advance as possible, something I am just as guilty of indulging in reading as the next geek. Perhaps a superior writer could phrase it better…

“It is not the job of artists to give the audience what the audience wants. If the audience knew what they needed, then they wouldn’t be the audience. They would be the artist.” – Alan Moore

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