Jacob Stutsman reports:
''Ten years ago George Romero struck a triumph for the videogame movie, and the possibilities were transformative. The father of several cult horror classics, in what surely seemed like a boon at the time, was announced to helm the director's chair of the Resident Evil project. Far out of the foreign waters of the $20 million disaster that was the Super Mario Bros. movie (of which Bob Hoskins proclaimed was the worst experience of his movie making career), such pioneers like Romero were cementing capacious inroads that were sure to elevate the notion of a videogame movie to a new, gilded meridian. Mortal Kombat had just grossed $122 million worldwide and $36 million on home video, and Tomb Raider was entering pre-production in what would become a $274 million blockbuster.''