Ali Larter, star of the ‘Resident Evil’ film franchise has said that the next instalment, ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’, will be the last.
The actress, who’s starred in both ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’ and ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ as the iconic Claire Redfield, revealed to IGN that this is indeed the last in the series.
Confirming that this is the end for the survival horror video games big-screen venture, she wasn’t giving much away on how it’ll conclude.
“We are not allowed to say one thing. I am held to secrecy, but what I can tell you is that the script is amazing. They’re really wrapping up the whole series, so that just makes it a little more poignant. To be able to come back and reprise my role as Claire and my relationship with Alice, with Umbrella Corp. — you know, I’m excited to get back in it. I think the fans are just going to be beyond excited.”
The production is believed to start this month, with Cape Town, South Africa reported to be one of the key locations in the shooting schedule.
While some of the ‘Resident Evil’ films haven’t been that well received, the five that’ve been released in cinemas since its début in 2002 has made almost $1 billion at the box office.
Larter will reprise her role alongside Mila Jovovich who has appeared in each film as lead zombie shooter, Alice.
It’s been three years since the last ‘Resi’ movie, with director Paul W.S. Anderson returning after helming three of the previous movies.
‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ is due in cinemas in January, 2017 in the US, with a UK date still to be determined.
Picture credits: Constantin Film Produktion