Resident Evil fans might be disappointed to hear that the sixth instalment in the series is starting to look less and less likely to be receiving a 2014 release.
Previously the film had been rumoured for an approximate release of September 2014, however Paul W.S. Anderson doesn’t appear to be in a position to deliver a new film within such a timeframe.
Anderson of course is the main creative force behind the series, he has written all five instalments so far and has directed thee of the films. While promoting his new film Pompeii which stars Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington alongside Carrie-Anne Moss and Emily Browning, Anderson was asked about the status of Resident Evil 6.
In response Anderson had this to say;
We’d like to do another Resident Evil movie. Definitely. But the wheels aren’t quite in motion yet.
Its further been reported that Anderson’s next Resident Evil film is likely to be the last concerning Milla Jovovich’s character Alice, if not the last for the franchise (though in this age of reboots, is there ever really a last film?).
Judging by Anderson’s response it sounds like there either isn’t a script, or at least a completed script for a new film which will take some time before production can kick off. If things progress during 2014 we might be seeing Resident Evil 6 sometime in 2015…..probably far away from the Avengers 2 and Star Wars 7 opening weekends.
You can check out Pompeii on Australian screens from February 20!