With the release of his latest film Aquaman hitting theaters in a few days, horror master James Wan has been in the news quite a lot lately. Aside from his comments about his potential future involvement in the DCU, he has given advice to other young filmmakers and is set to produce a remake of Train to Busan. Unfortunately Wan has recently decided to depart from one of his other previously announced projects: Resident Evil.
In a new interview with Bloody Disgusting, Wan revealed that he was no longer attached to the upcoming reboot. Expressing some frustration with the premature reporting of his involvement with Resident Evil, he explained, “They announce that I’m attached to a lot of stuff and a lot of them are not necessarily real. It’s kind of annoying when things come and go, or things never came in the first place.” Wan continued, “I hate it when my projects get announced. It makes it seem like I’m attached to a lot of things when in fact I’m not necessarily doing so many things. A lot of my stuff just get announced and I don’t want them to be announced but people love to announce them.”
On a somewhat cheerier note, Wan also took the opportunity to confirm that he is still onboard for a couple of other projects- for now. He said, “Train to Busan, because it’s such a beloved property, it’s important if I don’t feel we can do it right and do it justice, it’s not something I want to do.”
The director also added that producing the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers was “a f—ing honor. Geez, Stephen King, how can you not be honored by that and to have Stephen’s blessing on that.”
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SOURCE: Bloody Disgusting