Last year brought about a bevy of updates regarding the sixth installment in the “Resident Evil” film franchise. We’ve known for some time now that this is the last movie Paul W.S. Anderson plans to do, so it’s apropos that the next film is tentatively titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
Collider broke the scoop and they add that Anderson is in the middle of writing a first draft. There’s no shooting start date (yet) and no release date (yet).
The last sequel, Resident Evil: Retribution, opened September 2012.
When we previously spoke to Anderson after the release of Resident Evil: Extinction, he informed us that he was working on a “new” “Resident Evil” trilogy that would close out the series. That trilogy or story arc began with Resident Evil: Afterlife and continued with “Retribution.”
Say what you will about the series, starring Milla Jovovich, but it has been very profitable for Sony and Screen Gems. Profitable not just on U.S. soil but overseas as well. “Retribution’ earned $240 million worldwide on a budget of $65 million.