Why Was ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Just Delayed?

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Sony Screen Gems’ Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was secretly about to go into pre-production, apparently.

Milla Jovovich, who stars as Alice in all five Resident Evil films, popped up on Facebook revealing that she was just about to head to South Africa to begin work on the sixth and final film. The delay? Her and writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson are expecting a second child.

Happy Monday everyone!

This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town, South Africa to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

But… My husband Paul and I just discovered that we are expecting another baby!!!]

So after a lot of discussion, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to wait till the baby is born before we set out to try and tackle an RE movie. Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn’t think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo! Lol! I imagine the only thing I’ll be killing in the near future is an endless supply of cupcakes. Yikes…
In all seriousness though, we want to make the best movie possible and that would be extremely difficult, to say the least, in my present condition.

I would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has been working so hard on the movie in South Africa already and we are so looking forward to working with you all next summer. And when we arrive, it will hopefully be with the newest member of our little family! YAY!

Before I go, i want to also send one more HUGE thank you out to all my amazing fans who have been so patient waiting for the next installment of the RE franchise! YOU ROCK!
Thanks so much for understanding everyone! All the best! -m

It’s a bummer that production is delayed, but at least we know that Screen Gems is ready to move forward on a new Resident Evil. The bad news is that we’re going to have to wait at least 6-7 months before talk of production resumes. In fact, it could change some of the cast, which is rumored to include Wentworth Miller, Sienna Guillory, Bingbing Li, Spencer Locke, Shawn Roberts and Johann Urb.

In it, “Alice, Jill, Claire, Chris, Leon, Ada, and Wesker rush to The Hive, where The Red Queen plots total destruction over the human race.

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  • Khy

    So I guess that means a 2016 release? It’s a wait but with the way this year has zoomed by I’m sure it’ll be next summer before we know it and filming can commence. In the meantime, CONGRATS MILA!

  • Trisha Tachanawa

    As a fan of the series all I can say is Congrats to Mila and I hope they take the time to revise the script (hint, hint) I have no problem with waiting, at least we know its happening. I just truly hope they make an epic final film. I loved RE 1-3 but 4 and 5 were just meh with cool action sequences.

  • macguffin54

    I wish they’d return to the tone and feel of the first. They try to out-do themselves each time and it has gotten just ridiculous. When was the last time there was an actual human zombie in a RE movie and not a bunch of weird mutant hybrids, dogs or birds. Human zombies are at the heart of this series. Let’s bring them back. And tone down the CGI fighting and physics-defying acrobatics. Dare I say practical affects? Lol. Well, I guess that’s too much to ask for in this series, but come on. These movies look like they occur on another planet or alternate dimension.

  • Taboo

    Wow Congrats to her! I’m kind of bummed by this news, but i guess we’ll just have to wait patiently :D

  • J Jett

    i guess i’ll be the jerk here. i love Milla and i’m happy for her & Anderson (i hope they have a healthy baby) and i do love RES EVIL 1-4 (Retribution was just awful) but this delay due to pregnancy just irks me. my annoyance is directed more at Anderson and those at the studio who are of the belief that ONLY Anderson is allowed to write/direct these movies. if they had just either shot RE5 & 6 back to back or if Anderson had made RE6 before his flop POMPEII then this wouldn’t be delayed. or better yet, if they hired Russell Mulcahy (RES EVIL EXTINCTION) or another director then we’d be there at this final installment.

    i just think making the fans of the movies (of any franchise) to wait so long between each film is annoying.

  • marklola12 .

    ah jesus its going to be ages, it will nodoubt be a 2016 release now

    • ThunderDragoon

      My thoughts exactly.

  • J Jett

    apparently Ali Larter (Claire) is also pregnant. i’m not sure if her Claire was going to return for the final franchise (i HOPE she does) but a pregnancy & her show LEGENDS (with Sean Bean) and Wentworth Miller’s new show seem to suggest that neither will return to play their respective roles as Claire & Chris. i hope i’m wrong.

  • Terry Lane

    Could be worse, at least it’s not a “found footage” movie.

  • undertaker78

    Congrats to Mill. Love her so much. I don’t mind waiting if love and effort are put into the final movie.

  • Horrorgal1

    I love Milla, but these movies are a joke to me. They strayed so far from the game storyline that they shouldn’t have been called Resident Evil. It’s like the Matrix with zombies thrown in, and the characters they did manage to put in from the games were butchered. It’s all about Alice..

  • Richter Belmont

    I love these films! For me, they are the epitome of a guilty pleasure! Yes, I know they have practically butchered RE but I find the horribleness intriguing.

  • Saren Nevac

    They can be fun movie but i would prefer a reboot and start again from scratch. Darker and more serious in tone. But given the success of the resi movies i doubt they would make an 15-18 cert resi movie.

  • Jer

    Hopefully the studio behind the film is as annoyed as some of the fans and kills this entry and just reboots it like it should have done a few films ago.

  • Krug09

    So you know you are suppose to make a (horrible) movie and hopefully finish this (horrible) series but they are not using protection? Nice!

  • Rodrigo Vieira

    RE is the best movie i hope s ee more films with milla and paul in future