"Highlander" Helmer to Tackle Third "Resident" Entry

Aussie filmmaker Russell Mulcahy, best known for directing the cult classic "Highlander" and its widely detested sequel, has been tapped to direct "Resident Evil: Extinction" for producer Paul W.S. Anderson and leading lady Milla Jovovich.

Says Variety: Coming soon is "the third installment in the "Resident Evil" franchise, titled "Resident Evil: Extinction," which is set to begin production in 2006. Russell Mulcahy will direct with Milla Jovovich reprising her starring role."

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In addition to the first two "Highlander" flicks, genre fans know Mr. Mulcahy for 1984's "Razorback," 1991's "Ricochet," 1994's "The Shadow" ... and not a whole lot else that's all that worthy of note.

Comments

chazbow

Chuck O'Leary

[b]Mulcahy's not too bad[/b]
One of Russell Mulcahy's best efforts is a "Seven" ripoff called "Resurrection" (1999) starring Christopher Lambert that went direct to video and DVD.

Feb 9 - 05:00 AM

245_trioxin

thomas carter

eh....... re3 sounds like it might be fun. but only i can hope that this time,they include the chris redfield character to make it more than what i think is just a "mila jovovich platform" movie

thomas of the living dead

Feb 9 - 06:18 AM

hellhole

Ken Alleman

[b]No, no... NO.[/b]
The first film was not sequel-worthy. What makes people think the second one was? Having Paul W.S. Anderson's name attached to a project is pretty much the kiss of death right then and there.

Howsabout they make a movie that's actually about Resident Evil next time? With a house, and cops vs. zombies and stuff...

Feb 9 - 08:37 AM

Cozy

Hugh Jackman

HellHole.. you are completely right... I hated how much they didn't keep the story similar to the original film.. Would of been a tad bit better, but then Paul Anderson would of made it somehow worse.

If they keep this movie to a STRICT cast line and kill Milla off in the first 5 minutes, this movie can go far.

Feb 9 - 09:10 AM

the wynne

First Last

I now have higher hopes for the resident evil series. Russells career resurrection has been a long time coming. This guy was a pioneer in many ways and I hope the best for him.

Feb 10 - 02:05 AM

rcbaker87

Clay Baker

[b]THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE[/b]
I just felt like doing that.

Feb 10 - 05:38 AM

Spike1967

Frank Cogan

Razorback was great. I'm glad to hear he's involved with this one. It's also nice to see the super fans getting whipped into a frenzy because the move based on their favorite video game isnt exaclty like the game itself. I love the Resident Evil video games and the first film in that series is one of the few films based on a video game that wasn't half bad.

Feb 10 - 01:19 PM

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