The Resident Evil series has been a huge moneymaker. Although the original videogame series has been on a decline the last few years (with their parent company Capcom currently under financial duress), the films have made Sony a good chunk of change with the fifth film, Resident Evil: Retribution, raking in $240 million worldwide. But it looks like their time is coming to an end as the planned sixth entry is tentatively the last.
Speaking with Collider, Paul W.S. Anderson (who’s helmed the entire franchise) is currently writing the sixth film with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter as his working title:
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the working title. It may end up being the final title, but that’s what’s written on the front page of my script… I’m right in the middle of [the first draft].
When asked about whether or not the title actually means the series will end, Anderson responded with “absolutely.” It’s still early in production so things could easily change (and there’s no set release either), but it’s good to see Anderson is at least aiming to bring the films to a nice conclusion. Dumb as they are, they’re still entertaining. We’ll keep tabs on this story, and expect more information in the next few months.[via Collider]