15 Frightening Facts About the ‘Resident Evil’ Film Franchise
The 'Resident Evil' video game franchise is one of the most successful of all-time, selling over 61 million units since the first game made its debut on the Sony PlayStation in 1996. The game series was so popular it spawned an equally lucrative film franchise, which includes five movies (and a sixth on the way) that have grossed almost $1 billion worldwide. But, would all that have happened if Gwyneth Paltrow had starred in the movie? Because that almost happened. Find out more about that, and other scary scoop from the 'Resident Evil' movies is this week's horrifying You Think You Know Movies? episode!
PHEW, dodged a bullet with that Gwyneth Paltrow casting, huh? But, that's not all. For example, do you know the real life cities that inspired the fictional Raccoon City in the games and movies? If you look close enough (and trust us, we did), you can see which U.S. cities Raccoon City is meant to represent. These are just some of the little known bits of trivia packed into this week's You Think You Know Movies?.
'You Think You Know Movies?' is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We've already tackled 'Star Wars,' 'The Avengers' and 'Spider-Man,' but now, just in time for Halloween, it's time to focus our attention on something a little scarier.
Watch more installments of 'You Think You Know Movies?' below and let us know in the comments what movies we should cover next!