The road to the big screen for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter has been a long and storied journey. Franchise star Mila Jovovich took to Facebook to provide fans with an update in regards to the final installment in the series today. From the sound of her post, the film is further along than Sony Pictures had previously revealed but will be put on hold for a year while Mila and her husband Paul W.S. Anderson (director of three previous installments in the franchise as well as The Final Chapter) welcome a new addition to their family.
The message is as follows:
This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town, South Africa to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
But… My husband Paul and I just discovered that we are expecting another baby!!!
So after a lot of discussion, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to wait till the baby is born before we set out to try and tackle an RE movie. Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn’t think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo! Lol! I imagine the only thing I’ll be killing in the near future is an endless supply of cupcakes. Yikes…
In all seriousness though, we want to make the best movie possible and that would be extremely difficult, to say the least, in my present condition.
I would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has been working so hard on the movie in South Africa already and we are so looking forward to working with you all next summer. And when we arrive, it will hopefully be with the newest member of our little family! YAY!
Before I go, i want to also send one more HUGE thank you out to all my amazing fans who have been so patient waiting for the next installment of the RE franchise! YOU ROCK!
Thanks so much for understanding everyone! All the best! -M
As always, stay tuned to the site and for more information on this film as it becomes available. It’s looking as though it could be as late as 2017 before The Final Chapter hits theaters.