‘Resident Evil’ Franchise To Get Reboot Just Months After It Ended
Although it was believed that the January release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, would be the last in the Resident Evil franchise, it has been confirmed that more zombie-killing action is on its way, according to Variety.
Martin Moszkowicz, the chairman of the board at Constantin Film, announced that a reboot of Resident Evil is in development at his production company, says Variety. Constantin Film exclusively owns the rights to the franchise and has produced all of its films.
Other than the fact that a reboot is happening, little about the plot is known.
Even though it hasn’t even been half a year since the franchise supposedly came to a close, financially, a reboot makes sense. The Final Chapter grossed $312 million world-wide while the franchise as a whole has grossed a total of $1.2 billion since the first film in 2002.
Paul W.S. Anderson, who wrote six and directed four of the films, has not been confirmed to return for the reboot. He is currently working on Monster Hunter, a film based on a video game, much like Resident Evil.
The franchise’s star Milla Jovovich appeared in all six of the Resident Evils and is unquestionably the franchise’s most recognizable player. Her involvement in the franchise is also unknown. She next stars in the James Franco film, Future World, coming out later this year.