The formula to revitalize the zombie genre

La fórmula para revitalizar el género zombi

Currently, many films and series of the zombie genre have already been released, so we must find a way to revitalize it.

The movies of resident Evil They brought the zombie genre back into fashion, although they were closer to action and science fiction than horror. further The walking dead It is also a worldwide success, but perhaps after so many series and movies, I need something new and different.

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The duo of writers Scott beck Y Bryan woods, who worked on A peaceful place (2018) with the director John krasinskirevealed in a recent interview that they briefly toyed with the idea of ​​adapting resident Evil for the big screen. In his remarks, Woods describes how the property, one of many they had access to, led the couple to explore how he would approach the source material, especially regarding the abundance of the zombie genre today. Which have essentially been overused, to exhaustion, in film and television.

Recalling how they would have tried something unconventional if the project had gone ahead, Woods says:

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“We think the zombie genre has gotten so tired. We've just seen every zombie iteration you can imagine. So … how do you do something new? With Resident Evil, we thought, 'Oh, maybe you could approach it like Sam Mendes approached 1917 and just do something crazy and outrageous with the zombie genre with Resident Evil,' which feels organic to Resident Evil because those games feel like great movement and sustained suspense. That was the only thing we played with for five seconds. But outside of that, the thrill for us is simply creating new ideas and new worlds. "

These types of movies need a change in style.

Doing something different could have put an exciting spin on the zombie genre. Although the timing was simply not right back then, Woods and Beck say they are still open to the idea of ​​working on resident Evil in the future. However, the likelihood of that happening soon is highly unlikely, as Capcom is expanding the saga to unsuspected limits.

After making 6 movies, they are now looking to restart the saga. further Netflix currently has a live action television show and animated series of resident Evil in process, and both are expected to premiere sometime in 2021, not forgetting that Zack snyder is preparing Army of the dead. So those will be just some of the new expansions of the zombie genre. Although perhaps what was needed was something new and different.

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