Last June, director Paul WS Anderson offered an update on Resident Evil 6, the supposed last instalment in the zombie action franchise. At the time, his comments mainly revolved around the film’s format, 3D, and the scripting process (he was halfway finished) indicating it probably wouldn’t meet its September 2014 release date.
Fast forward a few months and production was gearing up for an end-of-year shoot… which then collapsed after leading lady Milla Jovovich fell pregnant. Now, the actress has spoken out (via Facebook) about her pregnancy, and sneakily popped in a comment about the shoot for Resident Evil – The Final Chapter:
“I’m really proud of myself for not gaining the same amount of weight that I did with our first child (75 lbs.) because I have to be ready to start filming ‘Resident Evil- The Final Chapter’ in August of this year and I will also be nursing an infant simultaneously.”
Shooting had originally been scheduled to begin in Cape Town, as the city serves as a major location for the movie, and is expected to commence production there in August. The story for this closing chapter has yet to be revealed, with only a few solitary hints and teases slipping through the net. One confirmed returning cast member – aside from Jovovich – is Wentworth Miller, who played Chris Redfield in the 2010 sequel Resident Evil: Afterlife. Whether we’ll see any other familiar faces, only time will tell.
Bearing in mind the title of the movie, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, this implied finality hasn’t stopped TV networks from snatching up the rights. Even after the trials and tribulations of Jovovich’s ass-kicking Alice are over, the property has already been eyeballed for resurrection on the small screen. Will that follow the storyline and characters? Who knows? But you can see the last confirmed chunk of Alice’s journey when the movie opens on September 2nd, 2016.