With Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) ending in a cliff hanger, one already knows that another Resident Evil movie is along the way.
But why did it take too long for the new installment to arrive? Writer/Director Paul W. S. Anderson who wrote all five Resident Evil movies and directed three of them, states that it took him longer to write the next and final installment of the series and then there’s Milla Jovovich (which is the main star of the series) got pregnant. However, as promised by Jovovich in her last major update on the film’s progress, it appears production on The Final Chapter will begin at last before Summer 2015 draws to a close.
The last four Resident Evil movies have opened in theaters in September and The Final Chapter isn’t expected to break from that tradition. The Resident Evil movies doesn’t give quite more than just a popcorn flick and it gets worse every installment. But people are still lining up because watching a badass female take down zombies is just pure entertainment. We do hope that the long delay may give the people behind the film the needed time for better writing and direction of the film. After all, it will be the last one.
Besides Jovovich, no official announcements yet on who will return or which new characters will be added in The Final Chapter. But with Retribution’s cliffhanger, Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine, Michelle Rodriguez as Rain and Bingbing Li as Ada Wong should return for continuation’s sake.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is expected to reach theaters in September 2016. We’ll let you know if that changes.