While the Resident Evil movies have been a financial success, Milla Jovovich appears to be confused as to why that was. She tells ComicBook.com that the people behind the movies were big fans of the games;
“I think a lot of people with these franchises kind of put the cart before the horse. There’s a danger to that. They’ve been wanting to reboot Resident Evil for a long time, and listen: I love the Resident Evil world. I think it’s a great property, I would do it if I was a producer.
I think what made Resident Evil so special is that the people involved really loved what they’re doing and really were fans of the game. I would suggest that you find people that have that same passion for the property before you talk about reboots.
I think if you get into this kind of genre, people are very sensitive to fakes. There’s some real fans in the sci-fi/action/horror world, and they’re not idiots. They can smell when something is done because people love it and when something is done just to monetize an opportunity.”
It’s kind of funny to hear Jovovich suggest that they make sure that the new handlers are ‘passionate’ about the property, as if that’s why she and her husband were. The last series pretty much ignored everything about the series about 1/3 of the way into the first movie.