Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, How will it all end?
Milla Jovovich confirms plans to start shooting the final Resident Evil movie this summer…
It looks like what’s said to be the final Resident Evil movie will shoot this summer. Entitled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the sixth film in the series will once again be directed by Paul W S Anderson, and Milla Jovovich will be reprising the role of Alice in the movie.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was originally set to start shooting last year, but was put on hold when it was revealed that Anderson and Jovovich were expecting their second child together.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will see characters Alice, Jill, Claire, Leon, Chris, Claire, and more infiltrate the Hive, where they must stop the Red Queen from destroying the entire human race. Paul Anderson will return to direct the film, and Wentworth Miller will reprise his role as Chris Redfield. The sixth installment in the Resident Evil film franchise, The Final Chapter is rumored to also be the last (given the title, that shouldn’t be too surprising).
That happy event is edging closer, and Jovovich has now posted an update on her Facebook page, as she nears her due date. And in that update, she dropped the following line:
“I’m really proud of myself for not gaining the same amount of weight that I did with our first child (75 lbs.) because I have to be ready to start filming “Resident Evil- The Final Chapter” in August of this year and I will also be nursing an infant simultaneously”.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will be released in September 2016
ALL THE MOVIES:
Resident Evil (2002)
In January 1997, Constantin Film acquired the rights to the Resident Evil franchise with Alan B. McElroy writing the script. By 2001,Columbia TriStar was in final negotiations to acquire North American distribution rights to Resident Evil and budgeted the movie at $40 million. George A. Romero was hired by Sony and Capcom to direct and write Resident Evil. His script was later rejected and he was ultimately dropped. Capcom producer Yoshiki Okamoto stated that “Romero’s script wasn’t good, so Romero was fired”. Paul W. S. Anderson was then hired by Sony to write a screenplay and in late 2000, Anderson was announced as director and writer. Anderson stated the film would not include any tie-ins with the video game series as “under-performing movie tie-ins are too common and Resident Evil, of all games, deserved a good celluloid representation”. In 2001, Milla Jovovich was cast as Alice, the protagonist of the film.
In the film, the Umbrella Corporation operates a top-secret genetic research facility named The Hive. Located deep beneath Raccoon City, The Hive has been sealed by The Red Queen (the AI that controls the Hive) due to the release of the T-Virus into the facility. The Red Queen kills every living thing in the facility to ensure the T-Virus doesn’t reach the surface, but the T-Virus reanimates them, transforming the humans into ravenous zombies and the animals into highly aggressive mutants. Alice (Milla Jovovich) was once a security operative working for the Corporation until her memory was wiped by the Red Queen’s nerve gas. As the team attempts to escape The Hive, an Umbrella test subject, a huge monster called the Licker, escapes and pursues the team. When they reach the train that leads them to the exit, the Licker attacks and scratches Matt before Alice can kill it. When they reach the surface, Matt is taken away by Umbrella workers and he eventually transforms into Nemesis. Alice wakes from a coma to a ravaged Raccoon City after a T-Virus outbreak.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
The sequel to the first film began production in 2003 after the success of the first film. Anderson returned as the writer but due to his work on Alien vs. Predator, he did not direct the film. Alexander Witt took over the director’s role.
In the film, the viral outbreak reaches the surface and in an effort to contain the infection, Mayor Timothy Cain seals all exits to and from Raccoon City. Among the people trapped in the city are Jill Valentine and her partner Peyton Wells. After Alice awakens from her coma, she rescues Jill and Peyton from a group of Licker monsters who escaped The Hive. They are then contacted by Dr. Charles Ashford who claims to know of an evacuation point in the city in exchange for the rescue of his daughter Angela Ashford, who is trapped in Raccoon City. The group also learns Umbrella plans to incinerate Raccoon City to get rid of the T-Virus. On their way to rescue Angela, Nemesis attacks the team after it is commanded by Cain to kill all STARS members. After Angela’s rescue, they then make their way to the evacuation helicopter with Carlos Olivera, who has been dropped into Raccoon City and abandoned by Umbrella. After Alice’s confrontation with Cain and Nemesis, which leaves the latter two dead, the team flies away from Raccoon City as it is being “sanitized” by a nuclear bomb. The helicopter crashes in the Arklay Mountains. A wounded Alice is the only person found by an Umbrella search team. She is taken to theDetroit Umbrella research station. When Alice awakens, she escapes the facility and displays extraordinary powers, she is then driven away by Jill and Carlos who are disguised as Umbrella employees. As they drive away, the Umbrella logo flashes in Alice’s eyes and Isaacs’s computer states “Project Alice Activated”.
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
In November 2005, Screen Gems gained the rights for the third film in the franchise, which was then named Resident Evil: Afterlife. Anderson returned as a writer and filming took place in Mexico. Russell Mulcahy was the director. The film was released on September 21, 2007.
In the film, the world has been consumed by the T-Virus and Umbrella Corporation develops clones of Alice in hopes of finding one who displays Alice’s powers. Elsewhere, Claire Redfield leads a convoy of survivors across the Nevada desert, including Raccoon City survivors Oliviera and L.J. Wayne. Alice roams the country for survivors. After failing to find any living people, she comes into contact with Redfield’s convoy after she rescues them from a mob of attacking crows using her special telekinesis powers. The convoy, along with Alice, heads to Las Vegas to gather supplies so they can reach Alaska in an effort to get to a place called Arcadia, thought to be a safe haven. While there, they are attacked by a group of Umbrella Corporation’s new super zombies who kill most of the convoy. After Wayne is bitten and hides his infection from the rest of the group, he transforms and bites Oliviera. Isaacs himself is bitten and in an effort to cure himself, injects himself with large doses of the anti-virus which causes him to transform into a Tyrant. Redfield leaves for Alaska, while Alice stays behind to confront Isaacs. While searching the facility for Isaacs, she discovers that she was cloned. After Alice defeats Isaacs, contacts Umbrella and warns them that she is coming for them and that she will be bringing the clones with her to fight them.
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
Before the third installment had been released, Constantin prepared to release a fourth film in the series. The film was set in Japan and filmed in 3D with the Fusion Camera System developed by James Cameron and Vince Pace for the 2009 film Avatar. The film was written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson.
Set after the events of Extinction, Alice and her clones attack the Umbrella Headquarters in Tokyo. Wesker escapes and destroys the facility, killing the clones. Wesker is confronted by Alice aboard his helicopter. He injects Alice with a serum that removes her super-human abilities. The helicopter crashes, and only Alice is seen emerging from the rubble. After months of a failed aerial search for other survivors, Alice heads toward the supposed location of Arcadia. She lands on an airfield in Alaska, where she finds Claire in a different state. Claire has an Umbrella device attached to her chest and her memory has been wiped. Claire and Alice fly to Los Angeles where they stumble upon a prison where they met Luther West and Chris Redfield, Claire’s brother. The survivors explain that Arcadia is a tanker off the coast which has been broadcasting a looped message and is picking up survivors. During an attempted escape, Alice, Claire and Chris are the only ones to emerge and they reach the tanker only to find it abandoned. Claire’s memory begins to return when she remembers Umbrella workers attacking her group of survivors and removing them to the tanker. The ship is an Umbrella research facility which is conducting experiments on the survivors. The three then meet Wesker, who has been granted super-human abilities due to the T-Virus. After the fight, Alice transmits a message to survivors calling them to the tanker and hopes to create a new and true safe haven. As the film closes, a fleet of Umbrella Corporation gunships led by Valentine prepares to lead an assault on the survivors.
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Written and directed by Anderson, Retribution was planned to be filmed back to back with the sixth installment, but Anderson decided to focus on the fifth film. Filming took place in Toronto, Ontario from mid-October to December 23, 2011. Colin Salmon who played One and Michelle Rodriguez who played Rain Ocampo in the first film returned. Oded Fehr who portrayed Carlos Olivera in the second and third film also returned. Three characters from the video games made their debut in the film series,Johann Urb as Leon S. Kennedy, Kevin Durand as Barry Burton and Li Bingbing as Ada Wong. It was released internationally on September 14, 2012.
In the film, after having been captured at the Arcadia, Alice experiences a dream sequence or hallucination where she is the wife of Carlos Olivera and has daughter named Becky, and their suburban home is overrun by zombies. Alice awakens in an Umbrella base. Jill Valentine interrogates Alice, who unsuccessfully pleads with her to remember her true identity. During a power failure orchestrated by Ada Wong, Alice escapes from her cell and encounters her. Ada explains that she and Wesker are no longer working for Umbrella. Wesker plans to aid Alice’s escape and battle the base’s supercomputer Red Queen, in order to save what’s left of mankind. Wesker has organized a team of freelance operatives to infiltrate the base and help Alice and Ada escape, including Leon S. Kennedy, Barry Burton, and Luther West. Along the way, Alice finds a clone of a young girl named Becky, who believes Alice is her mother. They also face clone versions of Carlos Olivera, One, and Rain Ocampo, who are all under the direction of Valentine. After Alice meets up with the rescue team, Valentine’s soldiers catch up to them, causing a shootout that kills Burton, Oliviera and One. Alice, West, Kennedy, and Becky reach the surface and are met by a submarine, from which Valentine, the clone Rain, and a captured Ada emerge. With new orders from the Red Queen to kill Alice, Valentine battles Alice while Rain fights Kennedy and West. Alice manages to remove the scarab device from Valentine, returning her back to normal. Alice joins Kennedy in defeating Rain. Alice, Ada, Becky, Leon, and Valentine travel to Wesker’s base. Wesker injects Alice with the T-virus, returning her former superhuman powers in order to enact his plan, then tells her that she is responsible for saving the remaining humans from extinction.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Anderson has been confirmed to direct and write the sixth film in the series and has stated that it will be the final film in the series. According to Anderson, the film is tentatively titled as Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The film will be filmed in 3D. Jovovich and Li are set to reprise their roles as Alice and Ada. Filming was set to begin in South Africa in August 2014 but was delayed to the summer of 2015 due to Jovovich’s pregnancy. Jovovich confirmed that production on the film will start in August 2015