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UPDATED! Paul W.S. Anderson to Return for Resident Evil: Afterlife, Shooting in 3D!

Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla JovovichLast week we told you that the fourth film in the Resident Evil series, subtitled Afterlife, would begin shooting this September. Today we got word that a director HAS been chosen for the project and things are, in fact, running full circle.

According to Production Weekly’s Twitter page, Paul W.S. Anderson will return to the director’s chair to helm Afterlife. This is the first Resident Evil film he’s directed since the 2002 original (although you can still blame him for the debacles of parts 2 and 3 since he wrote/produced them).

No plot details are available as of yet, but Shock Till You Drop spoke to Anderson at the Comic Con and learned that the film will serve as the jumping off point for an entirely new trilogy that will incorporate characters from some previous films and will utilize characters from some of the video games. Furthermore, Anderson confirms that the film will be presented in 3D.

I’m not sure what to make of this news since the last film was just about the most half-assed pile of trash imaginable. Hard to see things improving from there, but I know my ass will be in the seat (sighs).

Look for Resident Evil: Afterlife in theaters September 17, 2010.

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