The Resident Evil movies are the cinematic equivalent of zombies. Just when you think they’re dead, when you won’t be subjected to them anymore, they get up and shuffle to your local cineplex.
Guess what, they’re making yet another Resident Evil flick. Tentatively called “Resident Evil 5”, this will be fifth film outing for the horror series that’s based on the popular video games.
The last Resident Evil flick, Resident Evil: Afterlife, did so-so at the domestic box office, where it took in $US60 million. Abroad, it ranked in over $US200 million, which is over twice what Resident Evil: Extinction did and more than what the first three films did put together. So you wonder why they keep making these movies? Because people (like me) in foreign countries keep seeing them (sorry).
“The movie makes money,” star Milla Jovovich said in August 2009 about the then in-production Resident Evil: Afterlife. “If it makes more money than the last one, you’d think that people want to see another one, so we’ll do another one.”
The upcoming Resident Evil flick will be in 3D and is slated to be out on September 14, 2012. Previous Resident Evil films Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Extinction and Afterlife were also released in September. They were also not very good.