Sony and Capcom aren’t finished with the “Resident Evil” series quite yet, but the end is coming. The two companies have released a new trailer for the new film-adaption of the popular video game. Fans can check it out below, along with a lot of scary undead.
The next film, which is being called “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” is also based on Capcom’s hugely popular video game franchise. This one however is being billed as the final installment, which gives the movie its “Final Chapter” name. The video game franchise is one of the most popular and the most lucrative franchise ever created, the games having grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date.
The new film will be picking up immediately after the events in “Resident Evil: Retribution.” In the film Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. The official trailer can be seen below.
This new installment was written and directed by W.S. Anderson. The film also stars Ruby Rose and Ali Larter. Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Kulzer and Samuel Hadida produced the film, with Martin Moszkowicz and Victor Hadida serving as executive producers.
Whether or not Sony and Capcom will actually put the franchise to bed won’t be known for the next few years. Even if the franchise is put on hold it will certainly be rebooted with a younger cast down the line, especially if Capcom continues to make games for the franchise. The Resident Evil series is still pumping out hits on multiple platforms in the gaming world, with a new VR experiment wooing next-gen fans. The next game is called “Resident Evil: Biohazard” and it is set to release on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game is sure to capture the attention of younger gamers, adding more people to the fanbase that would love to see another movie hit the big-screen.