Two more Resi movies shuffling into cinemas

Capcom's classic zombie-blasting franchise set for two more flicks

While most movie critics would rather eat their own brains than sit through the first two Resident Evil movies again, word reaches us today that plans are afoot to create another two movies in the series.

The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that Constantin Film AG, the production company behind the first two Resi movies, has begun planning for a fourth movie in the series - and the third, tentatively subtitled Afterlife, hasn't even begun shooting.

The script for Afterlife was written by Paul Anderson, who directed the first Resi movie as well as Aliens Vs Predator and Mortal Kombat. The project doesn't have a director yet, but Milla Jovovich is expected to reprise her role as the flesh-bearing, zombie-tearing heroine Alice. Afterlife is expected to hit cinemas late next year.

Little is known about the fourth film in the series other than the fact that it will be set in Tokyo and shot on location in Japan

Resident Evil 4 launched on GameCube in March to overwhelming critical acclaim, and should shuffle onto PS2 later this year. We'll have to wait and see if the new Resident Evil movies can live up to its high standards.