The Resident Evil Movies are Getting a Reboot

The Resident Evil movies are getting a reboot, according to German production company Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz. The chairman of the board confirmed the news to Variety at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend. The trade adds that details, such as a director, stars, and how the reboot would fit in the franchise, are being kept under wraps.

The last installment of the first series of Resident Evil movies, helmed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring his wife Milla Jovovich, earned $26.8 million domestically. Internationally, however, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter grossed an impressive $285.4 million, with $160 million of that coming from China. The $40 million-budgeted sixth film, distributed by Sony‘s Screen Gems, has earned $312.2 million worldwide.

Based on Capcom’s hugely popular video games, the Resident Evil movies have earned $1.2 billion worldwide to date, making it the highest-grossing film series to be based on a video game.

The Resident Evil: The Final Chapter cast includes Milla Jovovich as Alice, Ali Larter (HeroesResident Evil: Afterlife) as Claire Redfield, Iain Glen (Game of ThronesResident Evil: Extinction) as Dr. Alexander Isaacs, Shawn Roberts (Edge of DarknessResident Evil: Afterlife) as Albert Wesker, Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black) as Abigail, Eoin Macken (The Night Shift) as Doc, William Levy as Christian, Fraser James (Law & Order: UK) as Michael, and Japanese model and TV personality Rola as Cobalt.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was produced by Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Kulzer and Samuel Hadida. Moszkowicz was the executive producer together with Victor Hadida (Metropolitan Films).

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