Paul William Scott Anderson, better known as Paul W.S. Anderson (born 4 March 1965), is an English screenwriter, producer and filmmaker. He is best known for the sci-fi horror film Event Horizon, Mortal Kombat and the Resident Evil film franchise.
Prior to signing on as director, Anderson wrote a screenplay for the film that ultimately chosen over the script written by George A. Romero; he was then hired by Sony Pictures to direct the first film and has since then acted as producer and writer for the following sequels, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife and Resident Evil: Retribution. He was unable to direct Apocalypse due to a commitment to Alien vs. Predator in 2004. The sequel was instead directed by second-unit director Alexander Witt. Resident Evil: Extinction was directed by Russell Mulcahy. In 2009, it was announced that Anderson would direct Resident Evil: Afterlife and later in August 2011, its sequel Resident Evil: Retribution. He later wrote and directed Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the final installment in his Resident Evil film saga.
During the production of Resident Evil he entered a relationship with actress Milla Jovovich and in August 2009 the two were married. On November 3, 2007, the two welcomed a daughter, Ever Gabo Anderson. Their daughter would later play the role of the Red Queen as well as the younger version of Alicia Marcus (Milla Jovovich's character) in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.