In just a few short months, the long-running Resident Evil franchise will come to a close with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter hitting theaters on January 27. To get fans ready for this franchise finale, two new international posters have surfaced, featuring Milla Jovovich’s Alice in the midst of battle. The first poster shows this iconic character standing atop a pile of zombies, while the second has Alice hitting the road on a motorcycle, as she fires at her undead enemies with a machine gun.
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. Sony Pictures has set a January 27, 2017 release date for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, putting it up against Warner Bros.’ comedy Bastards, Universal’s dramatic comedy A Dog’s Purpose and EuropaCorp’s The Lake. These new posters debuted on IMP Awards today.
Milla Jovovich isn’t the only returning cast member for Resident Evil 6, with Ali Larter (Claire Redfield and Shawn Roberts (Albert Wesker) returning, along with a slew of new characters. Among these new additions are Ruby Rose as Abigail, Iain Glen as Dr. Alexander Isaacs, Eoin Macken as Doc, William Levy as Christian, Fraser James as Michael and Japanese model Rola as Cobalt. This adventure is based on Capcom’s hugely popular video game series, which has grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date.
Director Paul W.S. Anderson teased in August that fans can expect a “full-circle return to Raccoon City and The Hive,” where the first Resident Evil movie started the franchise back in 2002. The first five movies haven’t exactly been juggernauts at the domestic box office, with 2010’s Resident Evil: Afterlife earning a franchise best $60.1 million. On the other hand, they have always fared quite well internationally, with Resident Evil: Afterlife taking in $296.2 million worldwide from a $60 million budget, and the last installment, Resident Evil: Retribution earning $42.3 million domestic and $197.8 million internationally for a global total of $240.1 million, from a $65 million budget.
Paul W.S. Anderson directs Resident Evil: The Final Chapter from his own screenplay and serves as producer alongside Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer and Samuel Hadida. The director has written or co-written all six movies. He directed the original Resident Evil in 2002, before returning to the helm to direct Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Retribution and next year’s franchise finale, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Check out the new posters below for Resident Evil 6, as we get ready for the January 27 debut.