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The Resident Evil series will live on with a six-movie reboot

05.22.2017
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In the words of MacGruber: “Never ever say never ever.” The RESIDENT EVIL series seems to embrace that in stride as the recent FINAL CHAPTER was intended to come with a giant asterisk in the title, given the studio that produces the franchise has already announced a reboot is in the works.

While speaking to Variety at Cannes, Martin Moszkowicz of the German-owned Constain Film confirmed that the series will be getting a six-movie reboot. The studio has produced all the previous six movies, including this year’s RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER, which was meant to end the series.

No word yet on if the reboot will have a link to the recent run of films, but the news comes off an almost unnoticeable run in the U.S. for the final film, which grossed a series low $26 million stateside. However, the series continued to flex its muscles overseas, finishing with a whopping $312 million global haul, $160 million coming from China (more than the last two STAR WARS movies, to note). That total makes it the highest grossing in the entire series, proving there’s still juice in the tank, even if gas has run out in America.

Much like word on a possible narrative link, there’s no news on if series regulars Milla Jovovich or Paul W.S. Anderson will be returning in some capacity. Chances are slim as a reboot will probably cover a whole new side of the zombie infection series. However, in this scenario, I say refer to the intro.

I was a big fan of the RESIDENT EVIL movies when I was in junior high, but after the third film (EXTINCTION) I lost most interest. I paid attention enough to know they’ve basically included most of the game series’ roster of characters, meaning the reboot may have to go to the drawing board to find a suitable story. I mean, are any of you shocked? This is clearly a money move, as the series has grown and grown in popularity overseas, and each movie is made for what could be considered peanuts in the industry (FINAL was made for $40 million). Like a horde of zombies these movies will just keeping coming, so better start stocking your toilet paper now.

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Source: Variety

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7:04PM on 05/22/2017

As someone who played the games........

.....I just really wish they used the source material. Other than name, character names, and zombies they didn't use any of the material from the games. Its always been my biggest problem with the film adaptations. The movies are dumb mindless fun don't get me wrong but nothing at all like the games. They could do with a lot less CGI and tone down the over the top action. Get Fred Alvarez (Don't breathe, evil dead) and you're golden. The games are so much more intimate and interesting than the
.....I just really wish they used the source material. Other than name, character names, and zombies they didn't use any of the material from the games. Its always been my biggest problem with the film adaptations. The movies are dumb mindless fun don't get me wrong but nothing at all like the games. They could do with a lot less CGI and tone down the over the top action. Get Fred Alvarez (Don't breathe, evil dead) and you're golden. The games are so much more intimate and interesting than the movies. The first movie in the reboot should only take place in the mansion which was what made the entire franchise! Without that mansion, the puzzles, the twisted family behind Umbrella you have nothing. From there do a half city/ half code veronica story line (those that played the games will know) and finish it off with a 3rd movie that deals with the Resident evil 4 story line (the game not the movie)
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5:42AM on 05/23/2017
*Fede Álvarez.
*Fede Álvarez.
10:55AM on 05/22/2017
At this point I think it would be best if Resident Evil movie be based on any of the game. A live-action version of the game. A Resident Evil movie based on Resident Evil 2 would be epic.
At this point I think it would be best if Resident Evil movie be based on any of the game. A live-action version of the game. A Resident Evil movie based on Resident Evil 2 would be epic.
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10:33AM on 05/22/2017
Why on earth would you think that just because the ended up using the characters from the games that they wouldn't be used in the reboot? The movies are so far off the games that I'm hoping this reboot is some sort of an attempt at a faithful adaptation of the games.
Why on earth would you think that just because the ended up using the characters from the games that they wouldn't be used in the reboot? The movies are so far off the games that I'm hoping this reboot is some sort of an attempt at a faithful adaptation of the games.
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