Despite being a very profitable franchise at the global box office, Sony and Screen Gems haven’t released a new “Resident Evil” film since 2012’s Resident Evil: Retribution. There have been rumblings for sometime now about an upcoming sixth and final film, but today, series star Milla Jovovich revealed on her Facebook page that she was gearing up to go work on the film, which she revealed was indeed called Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, but that production has been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances – she’s pregnant with her second child! Here’s her full post:
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
Jovovich’s husband, and franchise mastermind, Paul W.S. Anderson was reportedly working on the script for the film back in June, but it would appear pre-production on the sequel is even further along than we previously anticipated. Check back here for more information on Resident Evil: The Finale Chapter as we learn it.