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Paul W.S. Anderson Looked To James Cameron For Resident Evil's Inspiration

Paul W.S. Anderson's "Resident Evil" movies are something to behold. Each film ups the ante of its previous iteration so much that by the time audiences have reached the third installment, the movie is a completely gonzo thrill ride. Whether you loathe the films for straying too far from the video game sources or love them for being silly, kick-in-the-pants adventures, it's impossible to ignore just how much genre fun Anderson packed into the franchise. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the director shared his inspiration for keeping the franchise fresh. It has a little something to do with blue alien enthusiast and door flotation expert James Cameron.
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Paul W.S. Anderson Hoped Avatar's Tech Could Revive The Resident Evil Franchise

The whole "Resident Evil" mishegoss began way back in 1996 with the release of the first "Resident Evil" video game on the Sony PlayStation. It was followed by many, many sequels — which is nothing to say of the mobile games, the seven live-action feature films, the four animated feature films, the two TV shows (one is still in production), the 21 novels, the nine separate comic book series, and the three stage plays. No Tony nominations to speak of, sadly. Oh yes, and the 15 pachinko machines. I'm also pretty sure I saw some "Resident Evil" branded ibuprofen the last time I was at the drug store.
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Of Myths and Monster Hunters, Part 2: The Divine Player and Visual Theology in the Films of Paul W.S. Anderson

His Visual Filmmaking Invokes a Sense of Dependence on a "Divine Player" This is Part 2 of 2 in a series examining the religious filmmaking and visual theology of Paul W.S. Anderson. In the first piece, Anderson is postured as a religious filmmaker who deserves critical attention to that aspect of his filmmaking. The following piece, using the theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher as a resource, is an auteur analysis of the visual grammar of Anderson’s films that argues his visuals invoke a sense of a “divine player” through their resemblance to the visual grammar of video games.
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Of Myths and Monster Hunters, Part 1: Religion in the Films of Paul W.S. Anderson

There is something more behind the films of the "video game adaptation guy" This is Part 1 of 2 in a series examining the religious filmmaking and visual theology of Paul W.S. Anderson. In the following piece, Anderson is postured as a religious filmmaker who deserves critical attention to that aspect of his filmmaking. The second piece, using the theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher as a resource, is an auteur analysis of the visual grammar of Anderson’s films that argues his visuals invoke a sense of a “divine player” through their resemblance to the visual grammar of video games.
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'Game of Thrones' Author's Story Getting a Movie Adaptation by 'Resident Evil' Duo Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has yet another adaptation of his work on the way to the screen, he confirmed on his blog. Martin has already had two of his novels transformed into successful TV shows, and a movie based on one of his novelettes is on the way. Now, a film adaptation of his story "In the Lost Lands" is in the works as well.
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CS Video: Paul W.S. Anderson Talks Monster Hunter & Potential Future Films

CS Video: Paul W.S. Anderson talks Monster Hunter & potential future films. In time for the film’s home media release, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil) to discuss his latest video game-to-film adaptation, Monster Hunter, and the potential future for the action-thriller. Our interview can be viewed in the player below!
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Monster Hunter VFX Supervisor Dennis Berardi Explains His Process With Director Paul W.S. Anderson

Visual effects guru Dennis Berardi has been working with Monster Hunter director Paul W.S. Anderson for a long time. Of course, given that Anderson's wife is Milla Jovovich, who starred in the Resident Evil movies as well as Monster Hunter for the filmmaker, it seems like he builds up some pretty strong bonds in the course of making his movies. Having the same VFX supervisor on numerous projects helps Anderson to have a distinct visual style that is simultaneously broad enough that the movies don't all feel the same and focused enough that what they're aiming to do is instantly recognizable.
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Paul W.S. Anderson to Adapt George R.R. Martin’s In the Lost Lands

Paul W.S. Anderson to adapt George R.R. Martin’s In the Lost Lands. It appears that director Paul W.S. Anderson is on board with another fantasy project. According to Deadline, the Resident Evil director is writing the script of the upcoming fantasy-adventure adaptation of In the Lost Lands. The latter is a short story from the pen of George R.R. Martin, best known for the A Song of Ice and Fire saga — which was the basis of HBO’s Game of Thrones series — but also a prolific author of short stories. The project will star Resident Evil star (and Anderson spouse) Milla Jovovich and the Guardians Of The Galaxy‘s Dave Bautista.
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