Resident Evil 6 has a working title. Ready...Drum rolls... Resident Evil: The Last Chapter. There is no official date yet.
Self-explanatory and straightforward, this will be the end of Paul Anderson's take on the franchise. There will soon be six Resident Evil movies in total, all of them written by Anderson (who directed all but the second and third installments); prior to the release of the fourth chapter, Afterlife, series lead Milla Jovovich revealed that Anderson – who is also her husband – had plotted out a three-movie narrative to conclude his run with the franchise. Which is to say: if you’ve been looking forward to this cinematic intellectual property getting a reboot, it could happen after the next installment.
Before Sony has the chance to hit the “Restart” button on the Resident Evil brand, however, Anderson is going to finish up his take on the story of Alice (Jovovich) and her war against the Umbrella Corporation, with a film that is currently going under the self-explanatory working title Resident Evil: The Last Chapter (not Resident Evil: Rising, as was previously reported) – something that Anderson told Collider, in a newly published interview. Furthermore, the filmmaker clarified that:
“There are no set dates for shooting yet. I think we’re waiting until we have a first draft screenplay and then go from there… I don’t know [when it will be in theaters], depends how fast I write, I guess. There’s no set date yet but hopefully we’ll have an announcement for that soon.”
Despite generally being critically-panned, Anderson’s Resident Evil films have all been profitable especially overseas – and thus, proven that there is, in fact, a market for such video game cinematic properties (even the R-Rated variety). Who knows, maybe ten years down the road, such game adaptations as Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, and/or The Last of Us will have earned unprecedented levels of respect for the genre – and we will look back and fondly remember how it all (sorta) started with Paul W.S. Anderson and his goofy zombie slash-fests.
I didn't like the films at all being that I am a fan of the games since they had almost nothing to do with each other. Only thing I liked was Milla Jovovich, she proved herself to be a capable action star and she was the best part of the franchise to me. I am happy Sony will reboot the franchise, hopefully with a better director at the helm. What do you think; Are you happy that this franchise is ending and will get rebooted? Or did you want Anderson to continue?
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