Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich have started principal photography on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) in South Africa and we now have the details on casting and some early plot details. In this final battle against the Umbrella Corporation, there will be new mutant monsters and an insane zombie horde. We will also get to see a return of the cast (full details below) and the inclusion of an unlikely ally. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter releases in movie theaters on January 27, 2017. Starring in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) is Milla Jovovich, Wentworth Miller, and Ali Larter.
From the Press Release:
Today Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems announced that the sixth installment of the sci-fi/action horror film series Resident Evil has commenced principal photography in South Africa.
Titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, this will be the final installment in the astoundingly successful film franchise adaptation of Capcom’s hugely popular video game series, having grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date.
Constantin Film will produce Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Director Paul W.S. Anderson, who wrote the screenplay, will shoot the film on location in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Milla Jovovich will reprise her starring role as Alice. Other headline cast includes Ali Larter ("Heroes," Resident Evil: Afterlife) as Claire Redfield, Iain Glen ("Game of Thrones," Resident Evil: Extinction) in the role of Dr. Alexander Isaacs, Shawn Roberts (Edge of Darkness, Resident Evil: Afterlife) as Albert Wesker, Australian actress Ruby Rose ("Orange Is the New Black"), who has a huge social media presence, as Abigail, Eoin Macken ("The Night Shift") as Doc, Cuban American actor William Levy, one of People en Espa?ol’s reigning 50 Most Beautiful, as Christian, Fraser James ("Law & Order: UK") as Michael, and Japanese model and TV personality Rola as Cobalt.
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington, D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began - Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
In a race against time, Alice will join forces with old friends and an unlikely ally in an action-packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between losing her superhuman abilities and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is produced by Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Kulzer, and Samuel Hadida. Martin Moszkowicz (Constantin Film) is the executive producer together with Victor Hadida (Metropolitan Films). Production services in South Africa are rendered by producer Genevieve Hofmeyr (Moonlighting Filmmakers). The creative production team includes Director of Photography Glen MacPherson, Production Designer Edward Thomas, Costume Designer Reza Levy, Visual Effects Supervisor Dennis Berardi, and Editor Doobie White.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will be distributed in the U.S. by Screen Gems in January 2017 and internationally by Sony Pictures Releasing International, excluding Germany (Constantin Film) and France (Metropolitan).
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
Official Synopsis: Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
Cast: Brian Steele, Shawn Roberts, Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Jonathan Ray Buckhouse, Jared Harris, Kevin Durand, Douglas Chapman, Jonathan Ray, Sienna…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action