The writing team behind the hit horror movie A Quiet Place, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, have had a few opportunities come their way ever since the incredible success of the film. They’ve had to pass on many of these opportunities. One such chance came with a Resident Evil movie, but even though they declined initially, they might be open to exploring it in the future. This information stems from an interview with Comicbook.com, in which the team explained their love for the Resident Evil franchise and elaborated very briefly on what their take on the series might look like. Check out an excerpt of the interview below.
There’s been a lot of stuff that’s crossed our desk. There’s been stuff where we’re like, ‘Oh wow, thanks for thinking of us. What an honor.’ But wasn’t the right thing,. I think the one thing that crossed our desk that we explored for a second and would be open to continuing to explore it, although I think they probably wouldn’t want to go in as outrageous of a direction as we would want to take it, I think they want to go in a more conventional direction, but Resident Evil is probably the one piece of IP that we were interested in that’s crossed our desk, just because we grew up with that first game. The first game was so cinematic and it was like the scariest thing. It almost felt scarier than any horror movie. We’d invite all of our friends over and one person would play the game. We’d all just watch as audience members and shriek anytime something scary happened.
We thought the zombie genre has gotten so tired. We’ve just seen every iteration of zombies you could possibly imagine. So, how do you do something new? With Resident Evil, we were like, ‘Oh, maybe you could approach it like Sam Mendes approached 1917 and just do this insane, outrageous oner in the zombie genre with Resident Evil,’ which feels organic to Resident Evil because those games feel like one big piece of movement and sustained piece of suspense. That was the one thing that we toyed with for like, five seconds. But, outside of that, the thrill for us is just creating new ideas and new worlds.
If you’re disappointed by this news, you can at least look forward to Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness next year, but that concept did sound seriously cool. Would you watch a Resident Evil movie from the writers behind A Quiet Place? Would you be interested in the team’s potential take on the genre? Let us know in the comments below.