How does director Paul W.S. Anderson keep coming up for ideas for new entries in the Resident Evil film franchise? According to his wife, series star Milla Jovovich, "professional video game players" do his research for him.
Paul Anderson doesn't have time to play through the Resident Evil games himself. He's far too busy doing important movie directing things, such as coming up with new way to keep his model / actress wife on the big screen despite films like Ultraviolet. Thanks to the clone army introduced in Resident Evil: Extinction, Anderson doesn't have to worry about having sex withheld any time soon, so he can focus instead on watching footage of kids playing Resident Evil games for hours on end.
"Paul knows kids that are professional video game players," Milla said. "All they do is play the games until they master every level and unlock every code. They play the games for weeks and give Paul the footage. So he's literally watching days of the most awesome Resident Evil players out there to get inspiration for the next installment of the franchise."
One has to assume these "kids" are getting paid for their time, which makes this a brand new way to make money playing video games. Time for me to move out to Hollywood and start sending out my game playing résumé.
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