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Just when you thought it was over, Resident Evil gets a six-film reboot

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Despite being based on a popular horror video-game franchise; the resident Evil films haven’t exactly been horror films themselves. Although, you could argue that the last few films in the franchise were rather horrific to watch, though for completely different reasons. Well, if you like me were happy to see the Resident Evil nightmare finally end when they announced that the film released earlier this year, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter would be their last, it would appear that we have been misled. Like all B-grade horror movies, there is another twist to the story as the nightmare that is Resident Evil movies is set to continue, as a reboot.

Yes, that dreaded R-word has raised its head yet again as studios seemingly cannot ignore the fact that the last film continued to bring in the dough and want to see more of the franchise. As they have famously declared this final movie as a closing chapter to what is apparently a story, they can’t really continue on from there. Easy solution? Reboot!

The announcement that was made at Cannes and reported by Variety, revealed that they are not just looking to reboot the property as one standalone movie, but an entire franchise of six films. As if the first six were not hard enough to get through.

The report reveals that the films are set to be produced by Constantin film. Paul W.S Anderson who wrote the current 6 films and directed four of them is unlikely to be involved in this new reboot of the franchise, which is likely to take the story in a different direction. It will be interesting to see if they make any references to the events of these films and try and tie this next franchise into the first films or leave it alone and pretend they don’t exist – like most typical reboots.

It’s a little difficult to comprehend this news at the moment. If we consider that the Resident Evil franchise has earned over $1.2 Billion in total, that makes it not only three most successful European independent horror franchise, but also the highest grossing film series based on a video game. From a business perspective, the idea to make more films definitely makes sense. We just hope that in rebooting the franchise, they take a good retrospective at the series and find ways of improving them moving forward.

Expect Resident Evil: Re-resurrected to arrive in theatres sometime in the near future and will likely prove that not only are zombies a threat of the future, but could be well and alive among us today as they mindlessly go and watch another one.

Last Updated: May 22, 2017


  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 22, 2017 at 11:41

    Love these movies!


    • Original Heretic

      May 22, 2017 at 11:54

      I’ve only ever watched them for Milla.


      • Zoe Hawkins

        May 22, 2017 at 12:00

        me too! reason enough 🙂


      • Mrs Pose

        May 22, 2017 at 12:38

        Milla is life….


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 22, 2017 at 12:57

        Yeah it wouldn’t be the same without her.


    • RinceThis

      May 22, 2017 at 12:02

      You shut up!


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 22, 2017 at 12:48

        That’s not how one talks to a poker champion!


        • RinceThis

          May 22, 2017 at 12:49

          pffft, we let you win, all the time, for your ego sake. It’s like when OvG gets a birthday present, when it isn’t his birthday…


          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 22, 2017 at 12:50

            Winning is winning. Just like in pro-wrestling.

          • RinceThis

            May 22, 2017 at 12:51


    • Guild

      May 22, 2017 at 13:16

      Same, I’m with Trevor on this. I’ll happily keep watching RE movies


  2. Kikmi

    May 22, 2017 at 12:00

    whats that saying about horses and flogging and dead? (no pun intended)


  3. RinceThis

    May 22, 2017 at 12:02

    Oh ffs. Please, no! Focus on a different game, like Mario Cart: Furious Faster Toad 4 Family!


  4. Admiral Chief

    May 22, 2017 at 12:42

    I’ve only watched the first one


  5. Treezle

    May 22, 2017 at 13:10

    Seems the call of duty model is being applied to movies now. Copy, Paste, Chunder.


  6. miaau

    May 22, 2017 at 13:22

    The Zombies, the audience, or in the movie?

    Jaws 19


  7. Matthew Figueira

    May 22, 2017 at 13:47

    Awww yiss maybe they can give the games the movies they deserve now!

    … yeah that’s never going to happen 🙁


  8. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    May 22, 2017 at 16:02

    Fuck it … I’d watch again :3


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