Raise your hand if you believe that RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER will actually be the final film in the RE franchise. Not seeing too many hands out there. Just remember, there was another franchise that used the “Final Chapter” moniker, and it went on to make six films after FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER (not including the remake of the original and the FREDDY VS. JASON films). But it sounds like the producers are sticking by this being the final RESIDENT EVIL film. Read on for the press release that includes details of the production and the cast members:
Today Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems announced that the sixth installment of the sci-fi/action horror film series Resident Evil has commenced principal photography in South Africa.
Titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, this will be the final installment in the astoundingly successful film franchise adaptation of Capcom’s hugely popular video game series, having grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date.
Constantin Film will produce Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Director Paul W.S. Anderson, who wrote the screenplay, will shoot the film on location in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Milla Jovovich will reprise her starring role as Alice. Other headline cast includes Ali Larter (“Heroes,” Resident Evil: Afterlife) as Claire Redfield, Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones,” Resident Evil: Extinction) in the role of Dr. Alexander Isaacs, Shawn Roberts (Edge of Darkness, Resident Evil: Afterlife) as Albert Wesker, Australian actress Ruby Rose (“Orange Is the New Black”), who has a huge social media presence, as Abigail, Eoin Macken (“The Night Shift”) as Doc, Cuban American actor William Levy, one of People en Español’s reigning 50 Most Beautiful, as Christian, Fraser James (“Law & Order: UK”) as Michael, and Japanese model and TV personality Rola as Cobalt.
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.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is produced by Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Kulzer, and Samuel Hadida. Martin Moszkowicz (Constantin Film) is the executive producer together with Victor Hadida (Metropolitan Films). Production services in South Africa are rendered by producer Genevieve Hofmeyr (Moonlighting Filmmakers). The creative production team includes Director of Photography Glen MacPherson, Production Designer Edward Thomas, Costume Designer Reza Levy, Visual Effects Supervisor Dennis Berardi, and Editor Doobie White.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will be distributed in the U.S. by Screen Gems in January 2017 and internationally by Sony Pictures Releasing International, excluding Germany (Constantin Film) and France (Metropolitan).
RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER is currently slated to be released in January 2017.