Fans of the "Resident Evil" horror film series only have about a year and a half to wait for the next installment, according to a report issued on Monday. The still untitled "Resident Evil 6" will release on Sept. 12, 2014, which means that production of the next chapter of the iconic zombic horror film series should begin soon, possibly in the fall.
The fifth and most recent film in the series, "Resident Evil: Retribution," grossed $221.8 million worldwide. It was released in early September of 2012; earlier reports have suggested that a sixth film might be the denouement of the series. Let's face it, Milla Jovovich (Alice), now 37, can't keep this up forever.
In addition, director Paul W.S. Anderson indicated earlier that he had mapped out a storyline for a new trilogy that which would carry the series into a sixth film, beginning with the fourth film of the franchise, "Resident Evil: Afterlife."
"Resident Evil: Retribution" definitely set up a scenario that could be the end of the series. When we left Alice, it was in a situation that was dire. Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts), had re-enervated her by injecting her with the T-Virus, but they were stuck at the White House in what Wesker said was "humanity's last stand."
Critically, it might be time to end the series, as well. "Resident Evil: Retribution" earned a Rotten Tomatoes score of 30 percent with an audience of 51 percent.