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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Delayed Another Year
Patter of tiny feet halts pre-production

19 August 2014  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Milla Jovovich

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Resident Evil: Retribution

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was further ahead than most people had realised, since Milla Jovovich has just revealed that she was all set to start work on the last instalment of the videogame-adapted zombie franchise. Her continuing fight against the Umbrella Corporation's retro virus will have to wait a while longer, however, because the once and future Alice has gone into extended quarantine. Or rather, she and her husband, franchise honcho Paul WS Anderson, have just learned they're expecting their second baby, which puts Jovovich out of action for a few months.

"This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter," says Jovovich on her Facebook page. "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 a Resident Evil 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! I imagine the only thing I'll be killing in the near future is an endless supply of cupcakes. Yikes…"

She goes on to thank "everyone who has been working so hard on the movie in South Africa already", and says production will resume next summer. A 2016 release had been on the cards, which, by the series' recent form, would have been in a January / February slot. That now looks impossible, so expect, at the soonest, a late 2016 release date. The Final Chapter may even wait out a full year and make its last stand in early 2017, but watch this space for updates. After the crazy ending to the 5th film, Retribution, which showed all manner of zombie monsters loose in Washington DC and the White House under siege, we know you're chewing your fingernails down to the wrist in anticipation.


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Maybe for the best
If this is delayed maybe they'll have time to replace that awful choice of title - how about "resident evil: resolution " - the final chapter sounds a bit "Friday the 13th " - making no apologies for having loved this series and if they use the time to really close it out with a great ending then the wait will be worth it ( congratulations to Milla & Paul - your article kinda let that bit slip ! ) More

Posted by SiGard67 at 17:50 on 19 August 2014 | Report This Post

RE: I Do
L: darthmhall101 The first one was terrible and so are the rest but for some reason I still keep watching! He's been infected! Quick, set fire to his head! More

Posted by GrizBe at 17:13 on 19 August 2014 | Report This Post

I Do
The first one was terrible and so are the rest but for some reason I still keep watching! More

Posted by darthmhall101 at 14:56 on 19 August 2014 | Report This Post

They're still making these?
I stopped caring after how terrible the third one was. As Waltham said, first one was good and it makes my guilty pleasure movie list, but they just got worse as they went along. More

Posted by GrizBe at 12:55 on 19 August 2014 | Report This Post

Does anyone care about these!?
I have a real soft spot for the first Resident Evil film; I actually think its very good - but they do seem to have got progressively worse as they have gone along... More

Posted by waltham1979 at 09:21 on 19 August 2014 | Report This Post

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