Wan Not Involved In New “Resident Evil”

Wan Not Involved In New Resident Evil

“Aquaman” and “The Conjuring” director James Wan has confirmed that his Atomic Monster production company is no longer involved in producing the upcoming “Resident Evil” film series reboot.

Speaking with Bloody Disgusting, Wan says that he’s regularly announced as being “attached to a lot of stuff and a lot of them are not necessarily real” with ‘Evil’ being one of the latter.

Wan is still officially attached to the “Train of Busan” remake, the new adaptation of “The Tommyknockers,” the “Swamp Thing” TV series, the upcoming horror film “The Curse of La Llorona,” and third entries in the “Annabelle” and “The Conjuring” franchises. The third “Annabelle” just officially wrapped production.

Wan also separately confirmed to The New York Times this week that he was offered “The Flash” by Warner Bros. Pictures at the same time he was offered “Aquaman” and he chose the latter as it had not been done before: “DC basically said, yes, you can make Aquaman versus sea monsters if that’s what you want.”

The “Resident Evil” movies, helmed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring his wife Milla Jovovich, has earned $1.2 billion worldwide to date – making it the highest-grossing film series to be based on a video game.