Admittedly the Resident Evil movies have never ranked among the greatest films ever made. When I first saw Resident Evil: Apocalypse, the only other person in the theater answered his cell phone and started talking, and I didn’t bother to say anything. Some of the movies are fun enough, though the last installment, Resident Evil: Retribution, is god-awful, just terrible, even by the low standards you judge a Paul W.S. Anderson movie by.
But because what the hell, Sony and Screen Gems have set a release date for a sixth Resident Evil movie. How’s that for stick-to-it-iveness? On September 12, 2014, we’ll be treated — or subjected — to a brand-spanking new chapter in the further adventures of star Milla Jovovich kicking the crap out of monsters while wearing a tight black outfit.
We all know why this is happening. Somehow, someway, Retribution managed to scrounge up a worldwide box office of over $221 million. No matter how appalling, how totally horrific, and how painful, making that much money—especially when the budget was a paltry (by Hollywood standards) $65 million—that pretty much guarantees at least one more movie will join the family.
The scheduled date means that Anderson, Jovovich, and probably a bunch more familiar faces from the franchise will be filming sometime late this summer or early this fall.
There are no story details yet, but does that really matter? Are you interested in Resident Evil 6 in any way, shape, or form? Or has that ship sailed as far as your interest is concerned?