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Resident Evil director Paul WS Anderson's latest project will be a huge volcanic disaster

05.02.2011

Some people seem to consider the output of filmmaker Paul WS Anderson to be tragic, if not cataclysmic.

Now it will intentionally be both. The guy who brought us DEATH RACE, AvP and the RESIDENT EVIL series is going back in time and paying a visit to POMPEII, the Roman city buried/petrified by ash following the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.

The project will reportedly be an epic TITANIC-style period adventure-romance. THR says the story, set at the time of the historical earth-blast, "revolves around the slave of a shipping tycoon who dreams of the day he can buy his freedom and marry his master's daughter. What the slave doesn't know is that she's already been promised to a corrupt Roman senator, while he's been sold to another owner.

Just when things can't get any worse, Mt. Vesuvius erupts with the power of 40 nuclear bombs. But the slave is trapped on a ship headed for Naples, separated from his love and best friend, a gladiator who is trapped in the city's coliseum. As fire and ash destroy the only world he's ever known, the slave is determined to get back and rescue them."

No cast has been announced, but Milla Jovovich will play someone, probably.

Anderson's next period story, the 3D version of the Dumas tale THE THREE MUSKETEERS, is due in October.

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Extra Tidbit: Call me insane, but I was thoroughly entertained by Anderson's RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE. I'm not sure I was supposed to be laughing hysterically through most of it, but I most definitely was.
Source: THR

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6:42PM on 05/03/2011

Stop hom now

Check out Paul ws Andersons IMDB and bare witness to some of the greatest atrocities ever to slime the silver screen. The opening scene of RE Afterlife made me want to scratch out my eyes. Why is he allowed to make movies?
Check out Paul ws Andersons IMDB and bare witness to some of the greatest atrocities ever to slime the silver screen. The opening scene of RE Afterlife made me want to scratch out my eyes. Why is he allowed to make movies?
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5:25PM on 05/03/2011

FInally.

I've been wanting to see a good CGi effects movie base on this forever. Now we need one about the black death and we'll be set. Hope it features a lot of insane destruction and death. Make it R. So we can see milla tits, because a movie with out her tits is tragic. And we'll be set. :)
I've been wanting to see a good CGi effects movie base on this forever. Now we need one about the black death and we'll be set. Hope it features a lot of insane destruction and death. Make it R. So we can see milla tits, because a movie with out her tits is tragic. And we'll be set. :)
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8:33AM on 05/03/2011
"Disaster" being the operative word there...
"Disaster" being the operative word there...
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7:37AM on 05/03/2011

This sounds just stupid...

Mt. Vesuvius is a great topic for a movie, but really...the way I'd want to see it is as the climax to the story, not something that just happens to interfere in the life of some dude.
Mt. Vesuvius is a great topic for a movie, but really...the way I'd want to see it is as the climax to the story, not something that just happens to interfere in the life of some dude.
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6:01AM on 05/03/2011
Anderson's new movie will be a hot, steaming disaster? How out of character for him.
Anderson's new movie will be a hot, steaming disaster? How out of character for him.
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4:50AM on 05/03/2011
It sounds like Pearl Harbor with a dash of 2012. Stick with Resident Evil.
It sounds like Pearl Harbor with a dash of 2012. Stick with Resident Evil.
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4:41AM on 05/03/2011
Paul W.orthless S.hit Anderson.. nuff said!
Paul W.orthless S.hit Anderson.. nuff said!
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4:28AM on 05/03/2011
Well, I've been wanting to see a pompeii movie for a while. I love volcanos and Dante's Peak was a favorite back in the day. But this plot sounds horrible and coming from a director who's already proven to be an incompetent, no talent, "film maker", I think I'll pass on this.
Well, I've been wanting to see a pompeii movie for a while. I love volcanos and Dante's Peak was a favorite back in the day. But this plot sounds horrible and coming from a director who's already proven to be an incompetent, no talent, "film maker", I think I'll pass on this.
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3:25AM on 05/03/2011
besides EVENT HORIZON, which by some weird accident turned out really cool... all of his other films have essentially been "huge volcanic disasters."
besides EVENT HORIZON, which by some weird accident turned out really cool... all of his other films have essentially been "huge volcanic disasters."
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1:38AM on 05/03/2011
No thanks...And I liked the Tommy Lee Jones's Volcano...I was a kid back then and loved disaster flicks...
No thanks...And I liked the Tommy Lee Jones's Volcano...I was a kid back then and loved disaster flicks...
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12:42AM on 05/03/2011
Paul WS Anderson makes me want to vomit, in 3D no less!
Paul WS Anderson makes me want to vomit, in 3D no less!
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12:27AM on 05/03/2011
Here we go again...

Haven't we seen this before...at least twice (with Dante's Peak and Volcano)???
Here we go again...

Haven't we seen this before...at least twice (with Dante's Peak and Volcano)???
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12:13AM on 05/03/2011

I think I'd be down with another volcano movie

But not this.
But not this.
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11:57PM on 05/02/2011

I remember when Roman Polanski was developing a Pompeii movie...

...Then he got arrested, I think. But THAT'S a movie I'd be down for seeing. Alas, instead of one of the greatest living directors doing a project on the infamous disaster, we get the man who's about to take part in the latest butchering of the Dumas classic to deliver a cheap thrills, 3D Pompeii movie with sexy camera shots and paper-thin characters. It'll probably make the top of the box office opening weekend. But I won't see it.
...Then he got arrested, I think. But THAT'S a movie I'd be down for seeing. Alas, instead of one of the greatest living directors doing a project on the infamous disaster, we get the man who's about to take part in the latest butchering of the Dumas classic to deliver a cheap thrills, 3D Pompeii movie with sexy camera shots and paper-thin characters. It'll probably make the top of the box office opening weekend. But I won't see it.
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11:54PM on 05/02/2011
As a 1/8th Italian, I am extremely offended that Anderson thinks he has any directorial talent. Wait, how'd my comment veer off like that? *shrugs*
As a 1/8th Italian, I am extremely offended that Anderson thinks he has any directorial talent. Wait, how'd my comment veer off like that? *shrugs*
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11:24PM on 05/02/2011
Kudos to the guy that mentioned Dante's Peak.
Kudos to the guy that mentioned Dante's Peak.
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11:22PM on 05/02/2011
In any event, I do like Event Horizon.
In any event, I do like Event Horizon.
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10:48PM on 05/02/2011

Oh Lord....

Won't come anywhere near the Doctor Who episode about Pompeii. I believe that's what that picture's from.
Won't come anywhere near the Doctor Who episode about Pompeii. I believe that's what that picture's from.
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6:31PM on 05/03/2011
The Doctor let that city burn. Nice reference!!
The Doctor let that city burn. Nice reference!!
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10:46PM on 05/02/2011
Love W.S. Anderson, absolutely adore RE:Afterlife, can't wait for Musketeers... so... yeah, I'm on board for this for sure, but is it something coming up in the next two years or something more distant? If the former... who's gonna direct RE5?
Love W.S. Anderson, absolutely adore RE:Afterlife, can't wait for Musketeers... so... yeah, I'm on board for this for sure, but is it something coming up in the next two years or something more distant? If the former... who's gonna direct RE5?
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10:54PM on 05/02/2011
^hopefully no one. That's one series that I actually approve of an IMMEDIATE REBOOT.

edit: and not the 'Paul WS Anderson Reboot' which means the same characters, same world, same director, same producers, same everything... except we're gonna call it a reboot. Unless he just came clean and called it another shit sequel.
^hopefully no one. That's one series that I actually approve of an IMMEDIATE REBOOT.

edit: and not the 'Paul WS Anderson Reboot' which means the same characters, same world, same director, same producers, same everything... except we're gonna call it a reboot. Unless he just came clean and called it another shit sequel.
10:58PM on 05/02/2011
I think ALOT of people would approve of a Resident Evil reboot.

The only positive thing about the series is the fact that the franchise is able to keep the same actors for the same characters.
I think ALOT of people would approve of a Resident Evil reboot.

The only positive thing about the series is the fact that the franchise is able to keep the same actors for the same characters.
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10:46PM on 05/02/2011

yeah I'll just go watch DANTE'S PEAK again

thanks.
thanks.
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10:45PM on 05/02/2011
I stopped reading half way down.
I stopped reading half way down.
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10:35PM on 05/02/2011
Completly unnecessary, why tread on ground that Volcano and Dante's Peak have already stepped on?
Completly unnecessary, why tread on ground that Volcano and Dante's Peak have already stepped on?
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