In zombie stories, the person expressing concerns about the dangers of bringing dead things back to life is always proven right, but not until after countless people have been ripped apart by an undead horde. Milla Jovovich has spent over a decade fighting zombies in Resident Evil movies, so she could definitely provide this voice of reason for the new Resident Evil reboot. Unsurprisingly, her advice is basically the same as everyone’s advice in a zombie story: be careful.
Speaking with ComicBook.com, Jovovich said that a lot of people “put the cart before the horse” with franchises like Resident Evil, and she thinks it’ll be important that this reboot is made by people who really care about the games and the basic Resident Evil concept. If the studio is just trying to cash in on the name recognition from the games and her movies, she says the fans will catch on. “They’re not idiots,” she says, “they can smell when something is done because people love it and when something is done just to monetize an opportunity.”
Conjuring director James Wan is currently the only name attached to this reboot, with him signing on as a producer earlier this month. It’s unclear if he cares about Resident Evil as much as Jovovich, but there’s a good chance that nobody out there does. Luckily, she mentions that she’d be willing to join the reboot as a producer, so maybe Jovovich will be able to make sure that the new Resident Evil movie is just as ridiculous as the previous Resident Evil movies.