Last week, Sony announced the release date for ‘Resident Evil 6’, and while at the time there was no director attached to the film, there was little doubt that Paul W.S. Anderson would be returning to helm the sequel. Well, now it’s official and the man who directed ‘Resident Evil’, ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’, and ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ will once again return for ‘Resident Evil 6’.
Along with Anderson, ‘Resident Evil 6’ will also bring the return of his wife and star of the franchise, Mila Jovovich in the role of Alice as well as the Mr. X visual effects house that handled all the movie magic seen on the big screen in the last film.
It’s no surprise that Anderson has been announced to direct the film and will no doubt writes the screenplay as he had in the last 5 films. He has always maintained that he had planned that ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ was the start of another trilogy within the franchise and the ending of the last film pretty much left the door open for the final chapter of this second trilogy to be made.
While ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ was met with mixed reviews, the film grossed $221 million worldwide from an estimated budget of $65 million. Sony’s decision to green light another ‘Resident Evil’ film seemed to be a no brainer with those numbers!
Anderson plans to begin filming this Fall and while no plot details have been given, it’s pretty clear that the film will see the return of Alice, the return of the Umbrella Corporation, more undead, more horrors and if the last film was any indiction, more action. Just like in the last two films, ‘Afterlife’ and ‘Retribution’, the film will be shot in 3D format.
Are you happy that there will be a ‘Resident Evil 6’ or do you think the franchise has gone on too long?