Resident Evil Targets a Franchise Reboot


As it turns out, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter wasn't the final chapter of the franchise after all.

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Although the sixth installment of the sci-fi action horror series earned just $26 million domestically, Variety reports Resident Evil is set for a reboot from Constantin Film, the production company that launched the franchise in 2000.

Inspired by the survival-horror video game of the same name (known in Japan as Biohazard), Resident Evil is set in a future where the a bioengineering pharmaceutical company Umbrella Corporation triggered a zombie apocalypse when its T-virus infected Earth's population. Milla Jovovich starred as Alice, a former security operative for Umbrella who turns against the corporation.

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Paul W. S. Anderson wrote and directed all but the second film in the series, which has earned a combined $1.2 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing series based on a video game.

No director or casting for the reboot have been announced.

Written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Ruby Rose, Iain Glen and Shawn Roberts. The film is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.

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