“Director” Paul WS Anderson is at it again. If there’s one thing I can give him credit for, it’s persistence. He just keeps making those godawful “Resident Evil” movies. Thankfully, his latest one also promises to be the last in the franchise. Once again, Anderson’s wife Milla Jovovich returns to the lead role of Alice.
The first footage has just dropped online, and it gives us an idea of where we’re at in the series that first started back in 2002. Actually, it’s still an unintelligible mess, where plot and characters don’t really matter, as long as it allows Anderson an excuse to inflict yet another copycat action sequence on us. Oh, there’s also a Japanese teaser, which we’ve thrown in for (no) good measure. Enjoy.
Here’s the official synopsis: “Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker 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 losing her superhuman abilities 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.”
“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, William Levy, Fraser James, and Rola. It premieres 27th January 2017.