I have long since lost track of the Resident Evil movie franchise and the cryptic names of the various installments, but a quick Google search reveals that Resident Evil: Retribution was the name of the last one, which was the fifth in the series. That movie made $221 million worldwide on a $65 million budget, and although less than 25% of that came from the U.S., it seems that the international box office is providing more than enough cash to keep the series alive. Last week Shock Till You Drop learned that a sixth Resident Evil would be moving forward over at Sony Screen Gems, but at the time it wasn’t clear whether or not Paul W.S. Anderson was attached to direct. Now it appears that we can finally confirm his direct involvement, along with (obviously) Milla Jovovich. But will this be the grand finale?
According to First Showing, Paul W.S. Anderson will return to direct the sixth installment in the Resident Evil series. This makes sense considering that Anderson had previously stated that Resident Evil: Afterlife was the start of a new trilogy, and from what I understand, the last one definitely left the door open for a sequel. The next movie already has a release date of September 12th, 2014.
There were only two installments that Anderson did not direct (Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Extinction) but he returned for the last two, which were shot in 3D. Before shooting part 6, however, he will be working on his next movie Pompeii, a sword and sandals flick starring Game of Thrones star Kit Harington. Are you looking forward to Resident Evil 6? Should it be the last one?