I was recently on set for Sony Screen Gems’ Resident Evil: Retribution in Toronto, a visit in which there was ample opportunity to talk with much of the film’s cast and crew (full report coming soon). While most of the conversation centered around the most recent installment’s returning cast members and globetrotting narrative, there was one inevitable topic that kept arising – the future of the franchise.
The Resident Evil franchise is one of the lucky few in which the box office grosses just keep going up – and with that trend not looking to die down with the current installment it seems as if it’s (almost) a foregone conclusion that Part 6 will happen. In fact, director Paul W.S. Anderson already has a story in mind (it would be the completion of a trilogy cycle started in Afterlife) and there was even discussion of filming parts 5 and 6 back to back (a discussion which was admittedly abandoned early on).
While there isn’t a script yet, here’s what director Paul W.S. Anderson had to say on the matter. “There was an early discussion about [filming 5 and 6 back to back], but we just decided to focus on this movie. But if we made another one I do know where it would go. And obviously it would be great to do two full trilogies and just bring everything to an end.”
Would the sixth one be a finale then?
“Yes. Definitely. Unless of course no one goes to see this one”.
To find out the cast’s reactions and predictions (as well as the reactions of the series’ producers) for the sixth installment, make sure to check out our full Resident Evil: Retribution. There’s also talk of doing a prequel after that so be sure to stay tuned!
The set report will be up in a matter of moments!