It’s been no secret that Paul W.S. Anderson’s forthcoming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is said to be the final entry in the Resident Evil franchise. Since his return to the director’s chair with the 2010 Resident Evil: Afterlife and the 2012 Resident Evil: Retribution, Anderson has stated that this would be a “trilogy” to end Alice’s adventures.
With shooting set to commence this fall in South Africa, Ali Larter was confirmed to return as Claire Redfield in the new Resident Evil, which Sony Screen Gems has slated for release on January 27, 2017.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter picks up after the events of Resident Evil: Retribution, as the Project Alice (Milla Jovovich) is forced to race against time before the villainous Red Queen attempts to destroy the final remnants of humanity.
Retribution left off at our Nation’s capitol, with the zombie army attacking the White House.
In an interview with IGN, Larter confirmed that the next Resident Evil will in fact be “the final chapter”.
“I know it is,” said Larter. “We are not allowed to say one thing. I am held to secrecy, but what I can tell you is that the script is amazing. They’re really wrapping up the whole series, so that just makes it a little more poignant. To be able to come back and reprise my role as Claire and my relationship with Alice, with Umbrella Corp. — you know, I’m excited to get back in it. I think the fans are just going to be beyond excited.”
She continues: “How many movies have this kind of fanbase and get to be made six times?
“I think that’s extraordinary. It’s a total testament to [series star] Milla [Jovovich] and Paul. I’m so grateful to them, that they chose me to be a part of it halfway through, and they’ve kept me along for the ride. I love that it’s not seven men and one woman. I mean, these are two women, and they’re not competing with each other. You know, there are such easy clichés these two could fall into, but this is definitely a female power movie.”
Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer, Impact Pictures’ Jeremy Bolt, Davis-Films’ Samuel Hadida, and Anderson are producing and Martin Moszkowicz serving as executive producer.