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Will “RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER” Shoot This Summer?Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
After a pair of 3D-centric RESIDENT EVIL sequels, entitled AFTERLIFE and RETRIBUTION, changed the focus of the franchise from survival horror to action horror, fans have been waiting for the purported sixth and final film in the franchise (before the eventual reboot, of course). But following several delays and star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy last year, the film looked like a more unlikely prospect with each passing day. However, Jovovich herself recently confirmed that not only is the film still in development, but looks to be closer to reality than ever!
Yesterday, on her official Facebook page, Jovovich was commenting on her baby weight gain (or lack thereof) when she dropped a bombshell on RESIDENT EVIL fans, saying, “I have to be ready to start filming RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER in August of this year.” Considering director Paul W.S. Anderson, who helmed the first, fourth and fifth titles in the series, is also Jovovich’s husband, there would seem to be truth in her sentiment, and that Jovovich really expects this to be her last time playing series lead Alice. While an official announcement remains to be seen, expect to hear more about RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER, including a potential 2016 release date, soon.