News from director Paul W.S. Anderson about Resident Evil 6

Though you’re no doubt aware of the Resident Evil film series’ existence, what you may not know is that the franchise—which takes place in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse and follows Milla Jovovich’s Alice as she takes on the shady Umbrella organization—is actually one of the most successful video game adaptations ever made. After the release of the first film in 2002, the following three sequels each grossed more than their predecessor, topping out at nearly $300 million for Resident Evil: Afterlife. Though the last installment, Residence Evil: Retribution, fell about $50 million short of Afterlife, it still raked in an impressive $240 million worldwide. Fans have been eager for information regarding the next film—including whether it might be the last—and now we have some revealing updates about Resident Evil 6 to share straight from director/franchise godfather Paul W.S. Anderson.

Steve recently landed an exclusive interview with Anderson, who revealed that he’s currently in the midst of writing the first draft for Resident Evil 6, which is tentatively titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Yes, it appears that the series is indeed coming to a close. Hit the jump for much more.

Though there were previously rumors that Resident Evil 6 would be in theaters as soon as September 2014, that is obviously not the case as production hasn’t even begun yet. Anderson told us that he’s currently in the middle of writing the script, and revealed the tentative titled for what’s shaping up to be the concluding chapter of the series:

“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the working title. It may end up being the final title, but that’s what’s written on the front page of my script… I’m right in the middle of [the first draft].”

Though the film is certainly a “go”, Anderson said they haven’t yet set a production start-date:

“There are no set dates for shooting yet. I think we’re waiting until we have a first draft screenplay and then go from there.”

As for the release date, that’s apparently dependent upon when the script is finished as well:

“I don’t know [when it will be in theaters], depends how fast I write, I guess. There’s no set date yet but hopefully we’ll have an announcement for that soon.”

The title of the film would seem to imply that this the end for Resident Evil as a film series, and Steve asked Anderson if the filmmaker is writing the script as if it’s the concluding chapter:

“That’s what’s on the title page, it’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, so absolutely.”

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New project: ‘Survivor’ Thriller with Milla Jovovich, Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan

Angela Bassett, Pierce Brosnan, Milla Jovovich and Emma Thompson are set to star in Millennium Films’ upcoming thriller, Survivor, Deadline reports. James McTeigue (V For Vendetta, The Raven) is attached to direct.

The film, scripted by Phil Shelby, follows an American woman (Jovovich) working in London for the U.S. State Department. When her offices are bombed, she, the lone survivor, finds herself caught up in a conspiratorial plot, leading to her becoming a fugitive from the law. She only has until New Year’s Eve to clear her name and stop another targeted attack.

Originally slated to star Katherine Heigl and Clive Owen, the project is now targeting a January 2014 shoot with production set to take place in London. Charles Irwin Winkler are attached to produce.

Milla Jovovich on “Cymbeline” set

“Cymbeline” will be shooting in Ditmas Park this coming Monday, August 26, 2013. ‘No parking’ signs are up along Argyle Road between Church and Albemarle, and on Church from Westminster to Rugby.

The first pictures of Milla while filming the “Cymbeline” in New York City.

Milla Jovovich to go Shakespearean with Ethan Hawke in ‘Cymbeline’

Jovovich is set to play the Queen in the modern day adaption of the play. She joins previously announced stars Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris and Penn Badgley in Cymbeline, which is being produced by Killing Them Softly’s Anthony Katagas and Margin Call’s Michael Benaroya.

The film transfers the drama about love, jealousy and revenge from Roman-era Britian to 21st century America, where corrupt cops and a drug dealing biker gang square off in a squalid urban setting.

In the play, the Queen schemes to move her own son from a previous marriage onto the throne at the expense of the orphan Posthumus and the King’s daughter.

The press release says the film will be “In the vein of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and in the style of ‘Romeo + Juliet.'”

Cybeline is set to begin its principal photography on August 19 in New York City.

Resident Evil 6 not filming this fall!

Official: new project

Milla Jovovich say on July 19 in his Facebook: “I’m actually starting an indie film in sept! It’s an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline”, but modern day! Lies, murder, betrayal! All that good stuff! ”

Resident Evil 6 will begin shooting this fall

Milla Jovovich and director Paul W.S. Anderson both retuning once again

While talking to TheStar.com about his current film Pompeii, writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson confirmed a general start date for Resident Evil 6, and talked a little about zombies.

“As a teenager I used to love zombie flicks,” he said. “They were very, very popular with directors like [George A.] Romero and [Lucio] Fulci. That’s one of the reasons I created the first Resident Evil; I looked at the genre and thought, ‘Wow, I used to love this stuff and nobody had made a zombie film for over a decade,’ so I decided to make one. It ended up being the first in a whole slew of undead films.

“I think the undead genre really plays to primal human fears,” said Anderson when asked about the resurgence in zombies in the years since his first Resident Evil movie. “That kind of stuff never goes out of fashion. The themes of a zombie story are always good; they make for good filmmaking.”

At this point, the release date is fairly up in the air. As SuperHeroHype points out, studio Screen Gems gave the film a Sept. 12, 2014 release date, while Jovovich recently said she “imagined” the film would open in 2015. Our money’s on the studio having a better idea, but as we’ve seen, these things are pretty fluid.

Resident Evil 6 reportedly opens September 12, 2014.


Summit Entertainment has released the first promo picture for Paul W.S. Andersons Pompeii, along with a more detailed plot outline:

It’s late summer in 79 A.D. and the city of Pompeii glitters at the foot of the mighty Mt. Vesuvius. MILO, the slave of a shipping tycoon, dreams of the day he will buy his freedom and marry his master’s daughter, COLUMBA. What he doesn’t know is that Columba’s debt-ridden father has promised Columba to a despicable Roman Senator to pay off an overdue loan.

Milo does know that his friend, the Gladiator NIGELLUS, is being forced to compete the next day in a seemingly unwinnable battle in the Coliseum. As Milo tries to find a way to save his friend, he learns that Columba has been promised to another man and that he himself has been sold to a new master. Just as it seems things can’t get any worse, Mt. Vesuvius suddenly explodes with the power of 40 nuclear bombs, sending a torrent of 1,000-degree ash and smoke into the city. Lava flows down the mountainside, killing thousands. As Pompeii crumbles, Nigellus is imprisoned inside the Coliseum, Columba is locked inside her family’s villa, and Milo is trapped aboard a ship bound for Naples.

As the people of Pompeii flee the obliterated city, Milo is determined to return to it to save his friend and his beloved Columba. With fire and ash destroying the only world he’s ever known, an ordinary man is tested to his breaking point in this heart-pounding tale of extraordinary heroism.

As reported before, Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Alien vs. Predator) will direct from a script by Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler (Batman Forever), and Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park). If all goes according to plan, shooting will start in spring 2012 and the film is slated for a 2013 release.

NB: Milla maybe play in this movie

‘Bringing Up Bobby’ con viewers on DVD

Among the movies that became available Tuesday, Nov. 20 on Blu-ray and DVD at retail stores and rental outlets throughout the Valley are a dramedy starring Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich plays a nomadic European con-artist who, in an effort to escape her murky past and build a better future for her 10-year-old American-born son (Spencer List), finds herself living in Oklahoma. However, when her criminal past finally catches up with her, she is forced to make the toughest judgment of all. (PG-13 – 93 minutes)

Win A Signed Resident Evil: Retribution Movie Poster!

Resident Evil: Retribution hits UK cinemas this Friday – September 28th. To celebrate the release of the fifth instalment of a hugely successful franchise –  Sony Pictures UK and SCREAM are giving one lucky magazine subscriber a chance to win a film poster signed by stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez and director Paul W.S. Anderson (click on poster image to the right to see those 3 cool signatures!)

The wildly successful film franchise adaptation that has grossed nearly $700 million worldwide to the popular video game series, Resident Evil, returns in its highly anticipated fifth installment, RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION in state-of-the art 3D.

The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.