Bloody Disgusting is reporting that the producers of Resident Evil: Afterlife have glimpsed the dwindling future of their ongoing series and have decided to regress back to their infancy instead of embracing the inevitable demise of their franchise. Afterlife, the fourth entry in the series, was supposed to kick off a new trilogy of films chronicling the adventures of Alice (Milla Jovovich) as she raged against the faceless source of the zombiepocalypse, the Umbrella Corporation. However, B-D is claiming that producers have decided that increasing costs in keeping the principle talent on board will necessitate the fifth entry now be a reboot of the entire series.

One would think that late in the game Sony Screen Gems might as well just do a spin-off series, right? Introducing a new starlet in Afterlife and moving on from there should be easy enough, but apparently that idea is too terrifying to even entertain. Instead the tentatively titled Resident Evil Begins will return right back to where the series started, "While it's a long, long, long way off, the idea is to redo the story of a special military unit who fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident."

Funny enough, in my searches for a picture of
the Uroboros, the traditional symbol of a dragon that swallows its own tail forever representing the eternal return, I learned that the big threat in the fifth Resident Evil game is called...wait for it... the Uroboros Virus. Except in the game, that concept is used to make more monsters, not more money.
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