Earlier this year, word broke that a sixth and final Resident Evil movie was in the works at Sony and Screen Gems. What we didn’t realise is just how close to production the film was, with star Milla Jovovich revealing on her Facebook page that the movie, confirmed as called Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, was due to start production this week… but that has now been delayed due to the star now expecting her second baby with director Paul W.S. Anderson.
Jovovich took to her FB earlier this week to release the below statement:
Happy Monday everyone! This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town 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!
Thanks so much for understanding! All the best! -m
The film was apparently being scripted by Anderson back in June, so it’ll likely be ready to just pick-up and run with once Jovovich has given birth. As the title suggests, this sixth film with be the last one in the series.