Resident Evil: Retribution

If you’re no longer able to make money off of a property on the big screen, why not take it to the small one? Constantin Film announced this weekend it is planning TV shows based on its Resident Evil film series, the 2013 franchise non-starter The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and 2006’s Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.

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The Germany-based company revealed its plan to shift its focus toward fiction TV shows. Resident Evil will come to TV after the release of the sixth film, which director Paul W.S. Anderson has confirmed will be the last in the series. Star Milla Jovovich, whose pregnancy delayed the project, has hinted that shooting on the movie could begin next summer in South Africa.

The Mortal Instruments TV series is further along. Constantin executive board chairman Martin Moszkowicz confirmed a showrunner has already been hired for the project. Though he didn’t name names, unconfirmed reports indicate that Ed Decter (Unforgettable, The Client List, In Plain Sight) is attached. Production on the Mortal Instruments TV series will begin next year.

Last year’s The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was supposed to be the first in a series of movies based on the YA fantasy books by Cassandra Clare. But the planned sequel, The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, was delayed indefinitely when the first film failed to make much of an impression.

Still, City of Bones took in about $90 million at the global box office and Moszkowicz claims it’s doing well on DVD. Combined with the built-in fanbase that comes with any adaptation of a popular book series, there’s no reason to think the Mortal Instruments TV series couldn’t do well.

Less information was given about Constantin’s planned Perfume TV series. The 2006 picture was directed by Tom Tykwer and starred Ben Whishaw as an 18th century perfume apprentice born with an extraordinary sense of smell and no body scent of his own. In search of the “perfect scent,” he goes on a killing spree across Grasse.

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