"Resident Evil" isn't done yet.
The franchise's production company is developing a six-movie reboot, Constantin Film chairman Martin Moszkowicz told Variety at the Cannes Film Festival.
The franchise was set to end with "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter," which made $312 million worldwide after its January release (including a hefty $160 million in China). Those figures likely made Constantin Film reconsider ending the successful title.
Based on the video game, the first "Resident Evil" came out in 2002 and five subsequent movies followed, all written by Paul W.S. Anderson (who also directed four of them). The franchise has made $1.2 billion to date and is the most successful video game adaptation of all time.
It's unclear how the reboot would be tied to the original series (if at all), or if star Milla Jovovich would appear in the new films. Anderson also may not be involved, since he's adapting the "Monster Hunters" video games into a movie set for release later this year or in early 2018.
The T-virus unleashed by the evil Umbrella Corp. has spread to every corner of the globe, infesting the planet with zombies, demons and monsters. Alice (Milla Jovovich), a former Umbrella employee turned rogue warrior, joins her friends on a last-chance mission to storm the company's headquarters located deep underneath what used to be Raccoon City. But the Red Queen (Ever Anderson) knows that Alice is coming, and the final battle will determine if the rest of mankind lives or dies. Read More