Though the Resident Evil movies haven’t been the most critically acclaimed collection of movies in the world, it’s fair to say they’ve been at least a cult success, especially when considering just how badly video game big screen adaptations have done in the past. Five films have made up the franchise so far, with the sixth and final installment right around the corner in the form of the aptly-named Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
Milla Jovovich returns for her final hoorah as lead character Alice, as the film picks up immediately after the events of fifth movie, Resident Evil: Retribution. Fans of Jill Valentine may be a little disappointed, however, as Sienna Guillory is not listed on any of the cast lists following her turn to the dark side in Retribution. There are a couple of other familiar faces making a comeback however, two of which you can see in the newly-released character posters below. Two new clips from the upcoming movie have also been released.
One of the new Resident Evil: The Final Chapter clips shows Alice meeting a new group of apocalypse survivors, meaning she’s going to have to work hard to protect not only herself, but those people too if she’s to stop the villainous Umbrella Corporation’s plans for total destruction. The other allows fans to meet yet another vicious-looking monster, which Alice is forced to go up against after learning new information about humanity’s current state. If one thing's for sure, it's that this final addition to the franchise isn't going to be an easy ride for Resident Evil's resident heroine.
In this collection of new promotional material, we see Dr. Alexander Isaacs (Iain Glen) - an assumed relative of the now-deceased former Dr. Isaacs who helped Umbrella Corporations in their attempts to put Alice out of action. Also back in the fray is Claire Redfield (Ali Larter), who is stepping up to the plate once more in a bid to stop the extinction of the human race. William Levy is also showcased in his own poster as newbie Christian.
Some may be sad to see Alice’s journey come to an end in January, but it does feel now as if the Resident Evil movie series should be put to bed. As mentioned earlier, they’ve had an impressive run considering they’re based on a video game series of the same name, so to bring things full circle after 14 years of waiting can only be a good thing. With director Paul W. S. Anderson claiming that the movies were for fans who ‘adore’ the video games, we hope the payoff is worth the long wait.
Source: Geek Tyrant
- Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) release date: Jan 27, 2017