New RESIDENT EVIL Stalls Due to Pregnancy

Written by Andrew Pollard Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Movie News

We brought news earlier this year that Sony and Screen Gems were planning to start work on a sixth RESIDENT EVIL movie, supposedly titled RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER, later this year. Well star Milla Jovovich has confirmed that THE FINAL CHAPTER is indeed the title of the film but that the production has come to a halt due to her and hubby Paul W.S. Anderson, the series’ director, expecting their second child.

Jovovich took to her Facebook page yesterday 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

It was believed that Anderson was working on the movie’s script back in June, although Jovovich’s post indicates that pre-production was further along than many realised. By the sounds of it, RE6 will look to start moving along again at some point next year, with the film likely to see a 2016 release. As the title suggests, this sixth film will supposedly bring Anderson and Jovovich’s series of films to a close.

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