Pegged for release late next month, Screen Gems has all hands at the pump in anticipation of the film’s grand debut, and given that The Final Chapter stands as the franchise’s last gasp – providing there’s no spinoff/soft reboot years down the line – there’s a particular sense of urgency driving the marketing campaign to ensure Resident Evil goes out on a high.
Of course, the onus has been placed on writer-director Paul WS Anderson – a stalwart of the RE series since day one – and at least based on the footage released thus far, there’s reason to be hopeful ahead of Alice’s final journey, one which will order Milla Jovovich’s kick-ass heroine back to Raccoon City. It’s here that Alice encounters the Red Queen, a super-intelligent AI that may hold the answer to dismantling the Umbrella Corporation once and for all. But can the sentient computer be trusted? Also on board for Anderson’s swan song are Iain Glen, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, William Levy and Fraser James.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will close the book on Alice’s story once and for all when Paul WS Anderson’s balls-to-the-wall actioner opens on January 27, 2017.
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.