Having initially been earmarked by Screen Gems to arrive September 2014 before being pushed back to next year, it looks like fans of the Resident Evil franchise will have to wait a little while long for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, as star Milla Jovovich has revealed that production has been pushed back once again as she and her director husband Paul W.S. Anderson are expecting their second child. Here’s the announcement, which Jovovich posted to her Facebook page:
Happy Monday everyone! This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town 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!
Thanks so much for understanding! All the best! -m
So, there’s no word on a new release date for The Final Chapter, but 2016 looks a good bet. We’ll keep you updated as and when an announcement is made.