The trailer for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter has been released, starring Milla Jovovich in her sixth appearance as the film’s protagonist, Alice.
Aside from the principal cast of the Harry Potter films playing their characters across eight films over ten years, I don’t think there’s been another actor aside from Milla Jovovich, to have led a franchise in the same role that’s spawned six films over fourteen years.
It’s a massive achievement for her and for the franchise, considering the movies aren’t that great, however they are entertaining enough to keep coming back and have by now established an even larger fan base.
The Resident Evil franchise has its roots in vide0 games, with its history dating back twenty years with the release of the extremely popular survival-horror game Resident Evil on Playstation 1.
This sixth film sees Alice head back to Racoon City to take on hordes of zombies and face the Umbrella Corporation – the evil corporation that is behind the zombie virus released on the world.
As far as plots go, it sounds just like any one of the other Resident Evil films that have come before it, but that plot formula has kept the franchise alive so far, so it’s no surprise they’ve gone in this direction for the series’ last outing.
The film gets a new cast member in Australian actress Ruby Rose, who most recently received praise for her role in the TV show Orange is the New Black.
It’s directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, who started it all off back in 2002 when he directed the first Resident Evil film (this will now be his fourth Resident Evil film since the series began).
Check out the action-packed trailer below along with some cool posters for the film.
The film is due for release on 27 January 2017 in the USA.
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between regaining her superhuman abilities at Wesker’s hand and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion.