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James Wan no longer producing Resident Evil reboot

James Wan has been all over the horror news lately. And for good reason. The man has been out and about promoting a little movie you may have heard of here and there called AQUAMAN. With that film opening here in the United States this Friday, everyone in the world wants a piece of Wan's mind lately and he's been giving it to them - with some cool extra info thrown in!

And speaking of which, today we've got an update on Wan's involvement with director Johannes Roberts' upcoming reboot of RESIDENT EVIL. And for better or worse, today it looks like we have confirmation that James Wan is no longer producing the upcoming reboot via our buddies over at B-D. 

James Wan on RESIDENT EVIL reboot:

I’m not doing that anymore. That has been dropped.

He then added:

They announce that I’m attached to a lot of stuff and a lot of them are not necessarily real. It’s kind of annoying when things come and go, or things never came in the first place. I hate it when my projects get announced. It makes it seem like I’m attached to a lot of things when in fact I’m not necessarily doing so many things. A lot of my stuff just get announced and I don’t want them to be announced but people love to announce them.

Makes enough sense, I guess. After all, Wan is one of the busiest guys in Hollywood right now with such projects in the works as an all-new adaptation of Stephen King's THE TOMMYKNOCKERS and a remake of TRAIN TO BUSAN to name a few. And speaking of Wan's upcoming remake of TRAIN TO BUSAN, Wan confirmed he's still working on that one, saying:

...because it’s such a beloved property, it’s important if I don’t feel we can do it right and do it justice, it’s not something I want to do.

The original RESIDENT EVIL movie was directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and starred Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, and James Purefoy. Here's the synopsis:

Based on the popular video game, Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez star as the leaders of a commando team who must break into "the hive," a vast underground genetics laboratory operated by the powerful Umbrella Corporation. There, a deadly virus has been unleashed, killing the lab's personnel and resurrecting them as the evil Un-dead. The team has just three hours to shut down the lab's supercomputer and close the facility before the virus threatens to overrun the Earth.

You can snag a copy of the RESIDENT EVIL franchise collection on Blu-ray RIGHT HERE. How do you feel about Wan leaving the RESIDENT EVIL reboot? Make sure to hit us up and let us know below.

Source: B-D

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