Paul W.S. Anderson Talks ‘Resident Evil 6′; Title Possibly Revealed

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resident evil 6 movie title release date Paul W.S. Anderson Talks Resident Evil 6; Title Possibly Revealed

Paul W.S. Anderson had originally intended to begin production by Fall 2013 on the sixth installment in the video game-turned movie franchise Resident Evil written and produced by Anderson (who also directed three of the previous five installments). However, thanks to factors like a longer than expected post-producton on the Anderson-directed Pompeii – which released earlier this year – that didn’t happen.

The currently-untitled Resident Evil 6 will again be scripted and directed by Anderson, with series lead Milla Jovovich reprising as Alice for what may be the character’s final round of zombie-slaying – until someone gets it in mind to reboot this franchise down the line, anyway.

Anderson, while at the 2014 Beijing International Film Festival, was quoted by CCTV (hat tip to STYD) as saying that Chinese actor Binging Li will reprise her role as Ada Wong from Resident Evil: Retribution in the sixth movie, which shall (like the two Resident Evil films before it) be shot in 3D, since Anderson feels that 3D technology has now become the fabric [of] film.” Furthermore, the CCTV report calls this new installment Rising Resident Evil; that could be the result of a translation issue, in which case the actual full title may be Resident Evil: Rising – or, failing that, a subtitle that is relatively similar to “Rising” (Uprising, Ascension, etc.).

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Milla Jovovich and Bingbing Li in ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’

Retribution might have made a larger mess of the series’ already-convoluted mythology (depending on who you ask), but it was yet another financial success for the franchise; that it managed to gross $240 million worldwide against a $65 million budget ensured that a sixth film will happen. Similarly, moviegoers who still count themselves as fans (or those who’ve simply managed to stick through the weaker chapters) will surely appreciate getting some actual closure to the series’ overarching story with RE6.

The sixth Resident Evil movie now looks to hit theaters by 2015 (in keeping with Jovovich’s recent predictions), most likely in September – similar to all but the first installment, which opened in March instead. So far, Everest is the only other film slated to arrive in September 2015 that appears to be gunning for the same demographic as Anderson’s latest project should be (i.e. moviegoers in the mood for 3D action entertainment).


We’ll keep you posted on Resident Evil 6 development as more news emerges.

Source: CCTV [via STYD]

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  1. 1-2 was awesome for me and maybe 3 just a little bit up until the acrobatic zombies showed up ruined it for me. LOL! THE REST OF THE SERIES WAS CLUELESS!!

    • Paul really painted himself into a corner with the third film, and not just from acrobatic ninja zombies. Once he hit “end of the world” territory, it insured that there was nowhere to go so we wound up with crap like underground virtual reality simulators gone wild.

    • all where crap learn to watch decent movies noob

      • respect peopes opinions and stop being a dick Alba

        • peopes=peoples

    • I actually like RE: Afterlife. I think it’s the best movie since the first and second Resident Evil movie( I recommend watching the extended version of RE: Apocalypse)

  2. Horrible ! Someone just reboot it already ! I would like to see the 2013 “evil dead” director reboot this.

  3. Anderson is a talentless twat.

    • Uwe Boll or Tommy Wiseau are talentless twats. Anderson in the other hand knows how to make great popcorn flicks. Haters will be haters but noone how much money the Resident Evil movie makes which come to show that there are tons of people out there who enjoy these movies except the movie critics and whiny kids.

      • Agree!

  4. RE is always mindless fun.

    I always watch to see what unbelievable thing they think of next.

    Of the series, only disliked #2 when I first watched it but on subsequent viewings, found it tolerable.

    This series doesn’t need a reboot, but probably a new Alice as Milla isn’t getting younger.

    • The series doesn’t need a reboot? There’s but a handful of survivors / Umbrella left of a planet full of zombies, fast-moving zombies, hulking mutations, and anything else they could possibly pull from the Biohazard series. When entire movies happen inside virtual reality simulators because the writer / director boxed himself in early in the series, I’d say that’s prime for rebooting.

      As for unbelievable, my favorite will always be the unjamming quarter-shooting shotgun. As long as you can find some spare change, you’ll never run out of ammo.

  5. Well his Wife has been unemployed for a while now.

  6. This idiotic series should have ended after the first movie. Paul W.S Anderson just needs to stop making movies, period. I’ve seen fan films on YouTube that have better action, effects, acting just better quality everything than what his movies have.

  7. “Rising”
    Well, it’s a generic subtitle that ultimately tells you sweet eff-all about what the movie will actually be about. So yep, that could totally be the real title of the next RE movie.

    • I believe it. Paul probably wanted to to get a jump on being the first movie of 2015 to have the annual “rise” or “rising” in the title.

      I’m surprised that Man of Steel wasn’t titled Rise of Zod.

  8. I hope they expand into the mythos of the games more, or at least give us new creatures. “Smart” zombies like the executioners make no sense nor does that weird army in the last film. Weaker’ motives, and the Red Queen in General make no sense. Each film in the series, especially 3-5, just rehashes cooler things from the previous films and makes them bigger (three lickers, a bigger licker, two executioners, so on) or tries to undo a big plot change from the previous film that takes a step back rather than forward (removing Alice’s powers, then giving them back in the next film, killing Wesker then bringing him back, introducing Chris and saving Claire just for them to disappear). On top of all of that they had to make RE5, the worst of all of them, that had no plot, didn’t advance the overall story, and was simply used to bring back old characters for NO reason (Rain, Carlos, One). I’m glad Jill is back, but the clone story was so stupid, it’s like Anderdon said I miss these people, let’s put em in this one.i won’t even touch on Leon. But anyways, I hope that the series closes out on a better note. With the exception of RE5 I I at least enjoy the other film, even though they’re not that great. But before we reboot the series I hope Anderson does his work justice with RE6.

  9. Truth be told I don’t care if he goes a different direction with this one, they just need to bring back the lickers and the entire cast of the executioners and all is forgiven. Milla Jonovich is going to be killing the Axeman on screen.

    Now we’re talking, make it like Resident Evil 6 on the movie screens!

  10. it is not even mindless fun, mindless fun is something like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Charlie and the chocolate factory, This is garbage I cannot even sit there and watch it because it drives me crazy. please just stop and either let someone completely remake the first one or just stop. Yes Corey I agree.

  11. I’m amazed that this series even exists.
    I thought he promised there would be no more Resident Evil films after the fourth one flopped.

  12. Smh that Ada really sucked. I really don’t understand why they cast someone who can’t even speak English then do a voice-over on them haha! They shouldn’t waste money on this nonsense; there’s actually so much good you could do with this franchise. Anderson just keeps finding new ways of messing it up and disrespecting the fans.

    • you can know that they didn’t do a voice-over for her, because when she said “let’s go”, the Chinese accent was so heavy.

  13. In the grand hierarchy of movies the Resident Evil flicks range only just a hair above fetish porn: hot chicks in tight latex/leather/boots wielding guns and looking pretty. They are neither good sci-fi film, nor good horror film, nor good films, period, by any stretch of the imagination.

    Having said, they are a guilty pleasure of mine, because I happen to like hot chicks in latex/leather/boots wiedling guns and looking pretty. :D

  14. I can understand action films where its just all about fun. But the RE films after Apocalypse are so brain-dead that I have a hard time understanding why people keep spending money to see these films.

  15. This franchise should have died long ago. Snore……….

  16. I guess I enjoy the movies no matter how stupid the plot or how they end one movie with certain characters and begin the next without those characters ( Angie, Chris, Claire ) because the movies are based from the games but are nothing like the games besides characters, monsters, etc. somehow I see the movies and the games as completely separated as if they have nothing to do with each other.