Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the sixth film in the series, is delayed because star Milla Jovovich has happy news
The Resident Evil franchise has lasted longer than any survivor in a zombie apocalypse. Beginning with the breakout 2002 hit of Resident Evil, director Paul W.S. Anderson and star/eventual wife Milla Jovovich have made the series a box office booming family business over the last 14 years. Yet, Sony Screen Gems hasn’t released a Resident Evil picture since 2012’s Resident Evil: Retribution. Well, fans will have to wait a little bit longer because this family business is going to have to be on hiatus for a while—certainly at least nine months
Taking to Facebook to greet fans, Jovovich revealed that the next and last installment of the RE franchise is indeed called Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, but closing that book will have to be delayed because she is pregnant with her second child! For once even the most impatient should thus welcome a production pause as a happy occasion. Jovovich’s full post is below
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
Rest assured, Alice will be kicking and chopping zombies again soon enough. In the meantime, perhaps Wesker can pass out cigars