Resident Evil movie franchise screenwriter Paul W.S. Anderson – who’s also helmed most of the films in the sci-fi/horror video game-inspired series – had once planned to begin shooting his sixth and final installment (working title: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter) in 2013, then changed that to 2014. However, production got put on hold a third time, understandably, after Anderson’s wife and his Resident Evil movie franchise star, Milla Jovovich, became pregnant.
Jovovich broke the news to fans last year, while also announcing that principal photography on The Final Chapter would instead be getting underway in Summer 2015… most likely, anyway. However, she’s now provided a fresh update on her own personal health, while re-affirming that things are proceeding as previously expected on the next Resident Evil movie.
Here’s the relevant excerpt from Jovovich’s post to her official Facebook page:
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 (get ready wardrobe department for Alice’s new “easy mama access” costume;)) so I don’t want to be on any extreme diets to get ready to go back to “action hero” mode!
No additional cast and/or plot details have been reported for The Final Chapter, other than it will finish the story of Jovovich’s Alice. Anderson, back when he was at 2012’s San Diego Comic-Con to promote Resident Evil: Retribution, said that Retribution is “the beginning of the end” to the tale he wants to tell in the Resident Evil universe. Even by then, though, Jovovich was acknowledging that the Resident Evil movie brand will live on (e.g. a reboot), after she and Anderson have stepped away from it.
The Final Chapter, assuming it’s not pushed back again, could arrive by September in 2016, as did the last two installments (Afterlife and Retribution) did in 2010 and 2012, respectively.
When it does, most of the fans who have stuck it out with Anderson and his pop action movie take on the Resident Evil property over the years (through the good and bad alike) will, no doubt, turn out for this sixth movie… if only to see how this whole thing gets wrapped up.
We’ll bring you more information on Resident Evil 6 (a.k.a. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter) when we have it.
Source: Milla Jovovich