‘Resident Evil 6’ Movie Update: Filming to Begin This Fall

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Some franchises just refuse to die, no matter how ramshackle they become. When said franchise is ostensibly about the undead, the irony is amusing.

Thus is the case with the Resident Evil series – a critically rejected franchise that has nonetheless made great deals of money with each new release. After securing a 2014 release slot and a director in series originator Paul W.S. Anderson (Pompeii), it looks as if the technically-untitled Resident Evil 6 will continue the series’ forward lurch when it begins filming this fall.

The Star has published an interview with Anderson, in which he announces that he will begin actively shooting Resident Evil 6 in the autumn of 2013. This puts the production roughly on track to meet its previously announced September 12th, 2014 debut.

The announcement is a clear ray through a cloud of confusion currently surrounding the film’s actual release date. This is largely due to recent tweets by star Milla Jovovich (The Expendables 3), which indicated that the next Resident Evil movie had been pushed back to 2015. Anderson’s comments seem to refute that assertion.

For the uninitiated, the Resident Evil films follow the badass adventurer Alice (Jovovich) as she navigates a zombie pandemic released by the evil Umbrella Corporation. Based (somewhat loosely) on the video game series of the same name, the Resident Evil franchise has always featured hordes of undead, but has also branched into mutant horrors, psychic powers, clone armies, brain-altering parasites, and all sorts of science fiction-horror weirdness.

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While the Resident Evil movies have never been well-reviewed, they’ve also become increasingly crowded and nonsensical as the series has progressed. One need only read Screen Rant’s reviews of Resident Evil: Afterlife and Retribution to see that the series is more or less coasting.

As such, it’s difficult to decide whether to regard the news of Resident Evil 6’s production schedule with anticipation or dread. Will this installment finally put a nail in the series’ uneasy coffin? Or will Resident Evil 6 revive not only our faith in its franchise, but also help to evolve zombie horror as a whole? As Anderson states in his interview:

“I think the undead genre really plays to primal human fears… That kind of stuff never goes out of fashion. The themes of a zombie story are always good; they make for good filmmaking.”

We’ll have to wait until at least September of next year to find out whether Anderson’s assertion will pan out.

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Resident Evil 6 is currently set to infect theaters on September 12th, 2014 – though this may change in the near future. Stay tuned to Screen Rant for further updates.

Source: The Star [via Super Hero Hype]

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  1. People tend to forget that Resident Evil isn’t just another zombie movie franchise. The main protagonist isn’t the undead, it’s a virus. Viruses mutate & evolve. They can affect & infect all living organisms. I, personally, can’t wait to see all the freaky mutations that are introduced into the genre. The possibilities are limitless. Cute kittens go viral thanks to the T-Virus, not You Tube. ;-)

  2. oh s***!! i can’t believe this. is this for real. i hope yes.
    re 6: resurgence is jaw dropping. nice new characters and thrill.
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    can’t wait for this

  3. please release another resident evil6 because i am a bigger fans of milla jovovich. i love watch a zombie figth alice. i am a filipino fans of resident evil.please milla jovovich or alice give another resident evil 6.i am very exite to watch a resident evil 6/milla i am your biggest fan

  4. hi /im so exite to watch resident evil 6/the biggest stunt i ever seen is resident evil apocalypse,extinction,retributin and afterlife sana mag ivolved ang mga undead im 13 years old from gumaca quezon,philipphines.i was too young 7 yers old.i watch resident evil extenction[first i was afraid because of the undead i am the biggest fan of milla jovovih[alice],ohded fer,claire,k mart,valentine

  5. Synopsis of Resident Evil 6 Salvation Part 1. This synopse, it has everything to do with the game please if you are in favor to the movie is so then share until you reach in Paul WS Anderson.

    This time Alice will have to save the world again, but now with the help of his friends and his nemesis Albert Wesker. After of the Wesker talk that the Umbrella Corporation has the cure for humanity, they leave the search for salvation, to find healing in each Umbrella facilities, situated in Antarctica, part of the European continent and China. Along the way they encounter zombies, new monsters and their friends Chris, Claire and K-Mart that will be accompanied by Jake Muller. But Alice and her friends will have to be strong to face the Neo-Umbrella in China, which is being led by the Red Queen who want to annihilate the entire human race and Carla Radames with the help of Rain Ocampo who survived and wants revenge on Alice . But more surprises await Alice and her friends in the race to save mankind.

  6. Synopsis of Resident Evil 6 Salvation Part 1. This synopse, it has everything to do with the game please if you are in favor to the movie is so then share until you reach in Paul WS Anderson.

    This time Alice will have to save the world again, but now with the help of his friends and his nemesis Albert Wesker. After of the Wesker talk that the Umbrella Corporation has the cure for humanity, they leave the search for salvation, to find healing in each Umbrella facilities, situated in Antarctica, part of the European continent and China. Along the way they encounter zombies, new monsters and their friends Chris, Claire and K-Mart that will be accompanied by Jake Muller. But Alice and her friends will have to be strong to face the Neo-Umbrella in China, which is being led by the Red Queen who want to annihilate the entire human race and Carla Radames with the help of Rain Ocampo who survived and wants revenge on Alice . But more surprises await Alice and her friends in the race to save mankind.

  7. hi /im so exite to watch resident evil 6/ please tell me

  8. Look online, Jovovich confirmed Larter, Miller and Locke are returning at fan demand as Claire, Chris and Kmart. She didn’t comment if the title “Resident Evil Rising” is real though.

  9. Wow this movie is going to suck. Just think about it alice has no back story, we have not even seen a tyrant or super tyrant, no William berkin, And why was the Los plagas in the last movie nothing led up to it these movies have no real plot or goal

    • Birkin was the lead scientist at the end of the first movie, the one who ordered the Nemesis project. And Dr. Issacs turned into the tyrant in the 3rd one

  10. i hope this will not suck. i think the movie will be very long to build a good finale.
    re6and7 or resident evil: the final chapter here:
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