Resident Evil: Afterlife has taken box offices with an amazing force acquiring $27.7 million (while internationally $46.2 million) in revenue this weekend.
With the outstanding success of the movie (highest made for any Resident Evil picture), it will be no wonder that another installment would be in negotiations. It opened number one worldwide as Jovovich told Vulture. She continues to share, “So we’re definitely going to make another one.”
The franchise could very well use Twitter to create a more fan base response for the making of the film. Jovovich shares, “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.” I don’t see the necessity of yet another Resident Evil. More sequels end up creating a bore to the franchise and redundancy to say the least. Yet, money is a powerful force in Hollywood. It’s all about the Benjamins (yes, I know – I can’t believe I said it either).
The use of Twitter would be a good idea. I recall some time ago the Sy-Fy network wanted to implore the same idea for their made-for-TV movies (not sure the use of Twitter was mentioned). After the plummet from Sci-Fi to Sy-Fy, it affected the films quality drastically. Who will get to it first? My guess is the Resident Evil franchise will get their fingers deeply rooted into it before Sy-Fy can hold any official claims to start a new fad. I’m sure some industry bigwig will catch the news for a fifth film and rush in to incorporate it into their movie.