Resident Evil 6 – News Roundup28.08.13 # Sequel # 29 Comments
We know it’s coming, but when do we expect to see Resident Evil 6 and what has been said about the film so far?
While ticket sales in the U.S. saw a notable drop off with Resident Evil: Retribution (the most recent installment), internationally the Resident Evil series is still riding an incredible wave. Retribution took $240m foreign, compared to $147m for the third film, and $102m for the first. It remains a money-making machine.
The only question is, after five movies, how close are director Paul W.S. Anderson and his wife Milla Jovovich to getting bored and passing on the reins? Well, it seems pretty close. All indications are that Resident Evil 6 will be their last movie before the series is rebooted. Anderson has said it will be the final one he directs, and Jovovich has said it will be the last time she plays Alice.
Sony has pegged a September 2014 release date for the sixth movie, but that may be premature. While Anderson has said on the set of Pompeii that he “looks forward to directing [Resident Evil 6] this fall”, Jovovich has stated on Twitter that a 2015 release is most likely.
As for the plot of Resident Evil 6, it’s expected to follow on directly from Retribution. That ended on a bit of a cliffhanger with Wesker injecting Alice with the T-virus, to restore her superhuman powers, and explaining it was up to her to save humanity from extinction at the hands of the Red Queen.
Anderson says, “In terms of returning characters and themes, I do see [it] coming full circle. And circling back to the original characters and themes that were featured in the very first film. That’s why you saw the return of the Red Queen, and Michelle Rodriguez’s character. It is preparing you for a return to the hive, and a return to the scene of the first film… We’ve taken the audience on this epic journey, and then ultimately realising that the journey comes back to the very beginning. Hopefully it makes them reexamine everything they have seen in the franchise.” He adds, “[You'll see] the destruction and loss of the world. But I can’t tell you if it’s the loss of the entire world”.
What would you like to see in Resident Evil 6 (the movie)? Are there particular parts of the game franchise you’d like to see it touch on? Do you want to see the series rebooted? Sound off in the comments below.