The final film in the Resident Evil series is to start shooting this summer.
Franchise star Milla Jovovich shared the news in a Facebook post in which she discussed her pregnancy, which she announced last August (2014), pushing back production on the next Resident Evil film.
“I’ve gained all the baby weight I need to have a healthy pregnancy – 30 lbs.- and as of last week, I’ve started having to be really careful about my lifestyle so I don’t continue to gain unnecessarily; which is not healthy for me or my newborn,” 39-year-old Jovovich wrote.
“I’m really proud of myself for not gaining the same amount of weight that I did with our first child (75 lbs.) because I have to be ready to start filming Resident Evil- The Final Chapter in August of this year and I will also be nursing an infant simultaneously (get ready wardrobe department for Alice’s new “easy mama access” costume;)) so I don’t want to be on any extreme DIETS to get ready to go back to “action hero” mode!”
The original Resident Evil film, based on the Capcom video game of the same name, was released in 2002 and has since spawned four sequels. The movie franchise has now grossed a total of $897 million (£593 million) worldwide.
All five films to date were scripted by Paul WS Anderson, who also served as director on the first, fourth and fifth instalments. Anderson married Jovovich in 2009 and will also serve as writer-director on Resident Evil – The Final Chapter, which he has said will be the final film in the franchise.