Sony Picturesâ€™ Screen Gems has announced that the sixth installment of the Sci-Fi, action horror film series, â€œResident Evil,â€ has commenced principal photography in South Africa.
Titled â€œResident Evil: The Final Chapterâ€, this will be the final installment in the astoundingly successful film franchise adaptation of Capcomâ€™s hugely popular video game series, having grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date.
Constantin Film will produce Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Director, Paul W.S. Anderson, who wrote the screenplay, will shoot the film on location in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Milla Jovovich will reprise her starring role as Alice. Other headline cast includes Ali Larter (â€œHeroes,â€ Resident Evil: Afterlife) as Claire Redfield, Iain Glen (â€œGame of Thrones,â€ Resident Evil: Extinction) in the role of Dr. Alexander Isaacs, Shawn Roberts (Edge of Darkness, Resident Evil: Afterlife) as Albert Wesker, Australian actress Ruby Rose (â€œOrange is the New Blackâ€), who has a huge social media presence, as Abigail, Eoin Macken (â€œThe Night Shiftâ€) as Doc, Cuban American actor William Levy, one of People en EspaÃ±olâ€™s reigning 50 Most Beautiful, as Christian, Fraser James (â€œLaw & Order: UKâ€) as Michael, and Japanese model and TV personality, Rola, as Cobalt.
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanityâ€™s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began â€“ Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between losing her superhuman abilities and Umbrellaâ€™s impending attack, this will be Aliceâ€™s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion. â€œResident Evil: The Final Chapterâ€ is produced by Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Kulzer and Samuel Hadida. Martin Moszkowicz (Constantin Film) is the executive producer together with Victor Hadida (Metropolitan Films). Production services in South Africa are rendered by producer Genevieve Hofmeyr (Moonlighting Filmmakers). The creative production team includes Director of Photography, Glen MacPherson; Production Designer, Edward Thomas; Costume Designer, Reza Levy; Visual Effects Supervisor, Dennis Berardi and Editor, Doobie White.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will be distributed in the U.S. by Screen Gems in January 2017, and internationally by Sony Pictures Releasing International, excluding Germany (Constantin Film) and France (Metropolitan).