It's only been a few months since the Resident Evil film franchise wrapped itself up, but now talks of a reboot are already happening. The star has some thoughts on this. Milla Jovovich says that she completely understands, from a business perspective, why somebody would want to reboot the franchise already, however, she also says money can't be the only reason that these decisions get made because it won't work. According to Jovovich...
I think a lot of people with these franchises kind of put the cart before the horse. There's a danger to that. They've been wanting to reboot Resident Evil for a long time, and listen: I love the Resident Evil world. I think it's a great property, I would do it if I was a producer. I think what made Resident Evil so special is that the people involved really loved what they're doing and really were fans of the game. I would suggest that you find people that have that same passion for the property before you talk about reboots. I think if you get into this kind of genre, people are very sensitive to fakes. There's some real fans in the sci-fi/action/horror world, and they're not idiots. They can smell when something is done because people love it and when something is done just to monetize an opportunity.
Milla Jovovich admits to Comicbook.com that if she were a producer she would be interested in rebooting the series. From a financial standpoint, the films have been big hits in the global box office. It's not a shock that somebody would want to look at a way to bring the movies back right after they wrapped up. However, she also says that the people involved in the first five films had a passion for Resident Evil and based on the fact that, in the initial report, there didn't appear to be anybody officially attached to this reboot, the actress is afraid that the reboot will turn off fans if it comes across strictly as a money making venture.
There is another piece of interesting information here, specifically, the fact that Milla Jovovich says "they" have wanted to reboot the series for a long time. Since the last film only came out this past January, it would appear that the plans to reboot actually started at some point during the first franchise's production. This may actually be a good thing as it means that the reboot idea isn't something that's being made up entirely out of whole cloth now. If the idea has been around for a while then maybe it's had time to grow and evolve.
While the initial announcement that the Resident Evil reboot was underway came without details, it's since been reported that James Wan is on board as a producer. That much at least would seem to indicate that reboot plans are serious, as Wan is a significant name. It will be interesting to see if this reboot moves quickly, or shambles through like an undead zombie.