The sixth and possibly the last installment of the horror-action film franchise “Resident Evil,” “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” will begin filming this August according to the series star Milla Jovovich. Read on for more details on this story.
On her official Facebook page, Jovovich, broke down the news on filming the last installment of the “Resident Evil” film franchise titled “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.” Check out her post here.
Originally planned for an earlier release, the project was delayed due to Jovovich’s pregnancy, her second child with Resident Evil helmer Paul W. S. Anderson. Jovovich and Anderson met while working on the 2002 film “Resident Evil,” which Anderson wrote and directed. Anderson proposed to Jovovich in 2003, but the two separated for a time before becoming a couple again.
“Resident Evil” is a film series loosely based upon the Capcom survival horror video game franchise of the same name. Constantin Film bought rights for the first film in January 1997, with Sony acquiring distribution rights. The franchise consisted of five movies, which were all written, produced and directed (three of the first five) by Anderson.
“Resident Evil” stars Jovovich in an original character created for the film named Alice, who was an ex-security operative for Umbrella, a bioengineering pharmaceutical company responsible for the zombie apocalypse, turned super-powered bad-ass. “Resident Evil” film series is the highest grossing film series based on video games of all time, grossing $915 million collectively worldwide.
“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” will see the return of the characters Alice, Jill, Claire, Leon, Chris and Claire as they infiltrate the Hive, where they almost stopped the Red Queen from annihilating the entire human populace. Paul Anderson returns to direct the pic, with “Prison Break’s” Wentworth Miller reprising his role as Chris Redfield.
“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” is set for Sept. 2, 2016 release.
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