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Paul Anderson reveals the subtitle for sixth and final Resident Evil film

04.21.2014

Many of you have probably written off the RESIDENT EVIL franchise as another garbage series that isn't worth your time. Paul W.S. Anderson has become, to many, the studio equivalent of Uwe Boll as he releases mediocre films that turn into franchise starters. Whether it be RESIDENT EVIL, ALIEN VS PREDATOR, or his most recent POMPEII, Anderson's movies are not high art but they are B-movie fun.

Even if the films have hovered around $50 million in domestic gross, they have consistently brought in $200 million internationally, making them profitable for the studio. Anderson already announced that a sixth film would be made, likely ending the franchise, but was delayed due to his post-production with POMPEII. Now, Anderson is preparing to shoot the sequel to RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION and has shared some minor details.

"I have to go home tomorrow for 'Rising Resident Evil'. That's what I'm going to do. As you know, Bingbing is in the last movie and she will be there again. .. After 'Resident Evil' I want to come to China and shoot film again," Anderson said.

Anderson says he believes 3D technology has now become the fabric, rather than just a special sauce, for a film. And, his next "Resident Evil" will "definitely be 3D".

It seems likely that the title would be RESIDENT EVIL: RISING in keeping with the naming convention of the preceeding movies.  Once again it will be in 3D and Li Bingbing will return from RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION.  While the movies have gotten increasingly more convoluted, much like the RESIDENT EVIL video games, capping the storylines built up over five films would definitely provide a sense of closure for those who have been fans of the series so far.

The question remains as to whether RESIDENT EVIL: RISING, or whatever the English title will be, will get a higher budget than the prior films to send it out with a bang.  As Paul W.S. Anderson has tended to maximize what he can with less money, I would expect to see more of the same.

RESIDENT EVIL: RISING has no formal release date, but expect to see it sometime in 2015.

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7:53AM on 04/24/2014

Glad it's the final chapter...

because now they can reboot this. These Resident Evil movies are great stoner flicks (not a complaint). They are fun movies. However I really want this franchise to get scarier like the games, not as action action action action packed as Mila's RE.
because now they can reboot this. These Resident Evil movies are great stoner flicks (not a complaint). They are fun movies. However I really want this franchise to get scarier like the games, not as action action action action packed as Mila's RE.
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9:40AM on 04/22/2014

heh

Last one till Jovavich needs another pay cheque.
Last one till Jovavich needs another pay cheque.
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9:13AM on 04/22/2014
I'm probably the only one excited for this. It's my favorite guilty pleasure franchises. I'm glad it's ending but I hope Milla does more action films after it.
I'm probably the only one excited for this. It's my favorite guilty pleasure franchises. I'm glad it's ending but I hope Milla does more action films after it.
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8:38AM on 04/22/2014
I enjoyed the first movie immensely and I've watched all of the follow ups out of some misplaced loyalty because of it. I can't remember anything from them though but it goes without saying...so I'll say it...I'll watch this :o)
I enjoyed the first movie immensely and I've watched all of the follow ups out of some misplaced loyalty because of it. I can't remember anything from them though but it goes without saying...so I'll say it...I'll watch this :o)
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7:20AM on 04/22/2014
The last one I watched was the third one, which I liked, just didn't like the look of the follow up films so never bothered. I think the third one finished the series for me.
The last one I watched was the third one, which I liked, just didn't like the look of the follow up films so never bothered. I think the third one finished the series for me.
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5:42AM on 04/22/2014

Totally Agree with filmguy450

.... 99% of 3D movies are just gimmick to grab more money.... Paul Anderson's 3D movies are the rare witch uses 3D as a element of action and in his movies, 3D punches you in the face... Pompeii was a great 3D movie
and yeah, I love guilty pleasure b-movies ; so count on me for more Resident Evil !!!!! so glad to read that James Cameron feels the same way...
.... 99% of 3D movies are just gimmick to grab more money.... Paul Anderson's 3D movies are the rare witch uses 3D as a element of action and in his movies, 3D punches you in the face... Pompeii was a great 3D movie
and yeah, I love guilty pleasure b-movies ; so count on me for more Resident Evil !!!!! so glad to read that James Cameron feels the same way...
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3:08AM on 04/22/2014

So sue me

I love these films as standalones, not as resident evil films at all they are nothing like the games, nor will they ever be. I can't wait to see the epic finale.
I love these films as standalones, not as resident evil films at all they are nothing like the games, nor will they ever be. I can't wait to see the epic finale.
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11:54PM on 04/21/2014
The last one was so bad it's almost shocking. And apparently, it's considered one of the better ones.
The last one was so bad it's almost shocking. And apparently, it's considered one of the better ones.
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11:20PM on 04/21/2014

RESIDENT EVIL: WHO GIVES A F**K

Call it whatever you like, as long as it is in fact, the LAST ONE!
Call it whatever you like, as long as it is in fact, the LAST ONE!
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11:07PM on 04/21/2014
"final"....I'll believe it in 40 years (thinking about all the movies getting sequels after 20-30 years)
"final"....I'll believe it in 40 years (thinking about all the movies getting sequels after 20-30 years)
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10:01PM on 04/21/2014
Can we get a permanent moratorium on film titles using any of the R-words: rise, revenge, return, retribution, or any variation thereof?
Can we get a permanent moratorium on film titles using any of the R-words: rise, revenge, return, retribution, or any variation thereof?
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9:34PM on 04/21/2014
How long before the reboot??
How long before the reboot??
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6:39PM on 04/21/2014
I have, mostly, written his films off, but I still watch them. They hover somewhere between campy fun and boredom killer. I like certain things about his style, but for the most part get little out of the films besides some decent action. I have seen every RE movie in theaters, and won't stop that tradition now. The films have all been pretty bad, except the first one which I liked. Overall, Anderson gets a bad rap, but he knows exactly what he's making and the films do well. I can't really
I have, mostly, written his films off, but I still watch them. They hover somewhere between campy fun and boredom killer. I like certain things about his style, but for the most part get little out of the films besides some decent action. I have seen every RE movie in theaters, and won't stop that tradition now. The films have all been pretty bad, except the first one which I liked. Overall, Anderson gets a bad rap, but he knows exactly what he's making and the films do well. I can't really defend him, but he has a niche he fills, so that's something I guess.
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6:34PM on 04/21/2014
These movies arent very good, but for some reason I enjoy watching each of them only one time. I get a solid dose of zombies, B-movie story, and sexy Milla Jovavich, and then I'm good for the rest of my life. At the very least, I'm happy that Anderson is directing this, that he seems to know that it will be the last one, and I'm guessing our leading lady will be back as well.
These movies arent very good, but for some reason I enjoy watching each of them only one time. I get a solid dose of zombies, B-movie story, and sexy Milla Jovavich, and then I'm good for the rest of my life. At the very least, I'm happy that Anderson is directing this, that he seems to know that it will be the last one, and I'm guessing our leading lady will be back as well.
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6:23PM on 04/21/2014

***snooooorreeee***

Didn't this series have 6 sequels already? the talent & money being wasted, bah...
Didn't this series have 6 sequels already? the talent & money being wasted, bah...
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6:10PM on 04/21/2014
Mock him all you like, he's one of a few directors that really utilizes 3D in a creative and interesting manner. His shot compositions really soar in that extradiemnsion.

I am all for more 3D movies from him.
Mock him all you like, he's one of a few directors that really utilizes 3D in a creative and interesting manner. His shot compositions really soar in that extradiemnsion.

I am all for more 3D movies from him.
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6:06PM on 04/21/2014
Stopped watching these after the 2nd movie. I'm surprised no one has thought about doing a Resident Evil vs. Underworld movie yet. Two franchise that get progressively worse but somehow keep going.
Stopped watching these after the 2nd movie. I'm surprised no one has thought about doing a Resident Evil vs. Underworld movie yet. Two franchise that get progressively worse but somehow keep going.
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5:39PM on 04/21/2014
Although this new title is generic, and retribution sucked, I loved 1-4 and I'm happy they'll get to close out the series on their own terms. I still love the fact that's it's one of the ultra rare franchises that has a continuing story with the same lead actress going over a decade and now 6 films.
Although this new title is generic, and retribution sucked, I loved 1-4 and I'm happy they'll get to close out the series on their own terms. I still love the fact that's it's one of the ultra rare franchises that has a continuing story with the same lead actress going over a decade and now 6 films.
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5:35PM on 04/21/2014
I wonder if he is purposely trying to make these films so bad that even after they are finished that people will get sick to their stomach with even the thought of a reboot.
I wonder if he is purposely trying to make these films so bad that even after they are finished that people will get sick to their stomach with even the thought of a reboot.
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5:30PM on 04/21/2014
Resident Evil: Who Gives a Fuck
Resident Evil: Who Gives a Fuck
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8:27AM on 04/22/2014
Yea for real!
Yea for real!
5:20PM on 04/21/2014
Will probably have:
Alice waking up in the color white
Arbitrary recap of the first 5 pieces of shit
Bullet time shot of spinning bullet
Stupid gun/weapon posturing
Will probably have:
Alice waking up in the color white
Arbitrary recap of the first 5 pieces of shit
Bullet time shot of spinning bullet
Stupid gun/weapon posturing
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5:15PM on 04/21/2014
Resident Evil: Un-dead horse
Resident Evil: Un-dead horse
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4:50PM on 04/21/2014

My name is Alice...

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4:39PM on 04/21/2014
No thanks! Seriously! These movies are dog shit! The 1st one was boarder line ok, and the rest sucked ass! Idky they still let this guy make movies of any kind! Along with Troy Duffy this guy is the biggest hack in Hollywood.
No thanks! Seriously! These movies are dog shit! The 1st one was boarder line ok, and the rest sucked ass! Idky they still let this guy make movies of any kind! Along with Troy Duffy this guy is the biggest hack in Hollywood.
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