Come January, fans of cult horror franchises will be revelling in the one-two punch of Underworld: Blood Wars and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the latter of which signals the curtain call for Screen Gems’ long-running video game movie juggernaut. It’ll end just as it began, too, with plenty of apocalyptic action and more flesh-munching zombies on screen at any one time that you can count.
Due to pick up directly where Retribution left off, The Final Chapter once again has us following Milla Jovovich’s Alice back to where it all began – Raccoon City. We’ve seen from earlier trailers that director Paul W. S. Anderson has also crammed in plenty of fan service – Ali Larter’s Claire Redfield included – into this final installment, which will have Jovovich and Larter star alongside Game of Thrones alum Iain Glen, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, William Levy and Fraser James.
14 years and five feature films since its humble debut back in 2002 and Screen Gems’ lucrative live-action series is ready for its curtain call; Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will bow in theaters on January 27, 2017.
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Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between losing her superhuman abilities and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion.