This past week, we were lucky enough to grab some time with the truly awesome Scout Taylor-Compton. But not only that, we found out that this massively popular genre fave has a keen eye on the Resident Evil franchise.
When asked on what her dream project would be, Scout replied, “There’s two. I would love to do a Resident Evil kind of movie. I would love to do that. Action is my thing. I would absolutely loved to that. And then obviously I’d love to do a movie like The Notebook. What girl wouldn’t?”
While The Notebook doesn’t exactly fit under our banner of “sci-fi, fantasy, and horror”, hearing that Taylor-Compton is keen on a Resident Evil-type picture most certainly has our attention.
Of course, there are currently plans in place to reboot the Resident Evil series. When we pointed this out to Scout, she eagerly giggled, “I know! Just an audition, man. Let me in there.”
When we probed a little deeper and asked her about what drew her to this behemoth of a property, Scout responded, “You know, I just love a powerful woman like that. I’m obsessed. Probably my favourite genre of film is action. I love it. Like Atomic Blonde, I was obsessed. I just want to be that woman so bad. And Kill Bill, that too. Quentin Tarantino is the one director I really wanna work with.”
As the chat continued on, it’s clear that Scout has a passion for strong female characters who are far, far more than merely generic fodder or eye candy in a genre effort. And let’s face it, seeing Scout Talyor-Compton headline an all-out action effort could be all kinds of awesome. Even more-so if that effort happens to be the in-development reboot of the Resident Evil franchise.
Consider us totally on board with that idea, and be sure to check back on www.starburstmagazine.com for our full interview with the fascinating, fun, and utterly engaging Scout Taylor-Compton later in the week.