Next Resident Evil Movie Delayed Because Lead Actress Is Having a Baby

"We didn't think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo!"

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Resident Evil fans eagerly awaiting the next movie, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, are going to need to wait a while longer. The movie has been delayed because lead the actress in the series is having her second child, and she says babies and zombies don't mix.

"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 a Resident Evil movie," Milla Jovovich, who plays Alice in the movies, said on Facebook. "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…"

The father of the baby is Jovovich's husband, Resident Evil series director Paul W.S. Anderson.

Jovovich stressed that she wants to make Resident Evil: The Final Chapter "the best movie possible," and said that would be too difficult in her present, pregnant condition. She went on to say that she hopes to return to filming for the movie, which will be shot at least partially in South Africa, next summer. "Thanks so much for understanding everyone! All the best!" she said.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, as its name suggests, could be the final entry in the long-running movie series based on Capcom's action-horror franchise. The various Resident Evil movies throughout the years have not been well-received by critics, but the most recent entries--Retribution and Afterlife--grossed $240 million and $300 million worldwide, respectively.

Anderson said in June that he was considering releasing Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in 3D, but made it clear that 3D is "not just some special sauce you sprinkle on."

Though we may need to wait a while for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, there are multiple new games on the horizon, including a Resident Evil remake for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC in early 2015. In addition, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 was recently leaked, and there are rumors of a seventh installment in the core Resident Evil series.

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ramtracker42
ramtracker42

I never liked the resident evil movies, they suck compared to the games.

kimberley10991
kimberley10991

Congrats take your time I don't mind waiting, please let's know if it's a girl or boy. I can't wait for the next movie.

jark888
jark888

It's a fate. The last chapter should not come out until RE: 7 surface. Take your time Milla. I'm not in a hurry.

pboontap
pboontap

this news will not stop me from having milla fantasies

steelmouth
steelmouth

Really? we goner miss out on a movie because she pregnant? the director is the father couldn't they have agreed to shoot the movie first. Yes its not a great series but its watcherble and a total great waste of two hours 

Floymin
Floymin

Considering the dramatic theme of the most recent set of zombie games (The Last of Us, TellTale's "The Walking Dead", Dead Rising 2-3), having Mila's character worry about her unborn child being infected would surely make for a story more gripping than what I hear people complaining about in this series.

emerin76
emerin76

They may not be the best films.  Still better than Twighlight.

saintofanarchy
saintofanarchy

These movies made me realize that playing the games is far more enjoyable than watching an overpaid idiot film his fanfics into reality. But at least he had the good sense to not really kill off Wesker.


The plot of the RE series was interesting because we survived the horror ourselves when playing. It's no wonder the plot in the movies became so messy and implausible. This supposed final chapter is probably going to be decent, but that's because the writers are gonna say f%^k it and just end it by any means necessary.

adro191
adro191

That B!tch...what gives her the right to have a baby when we want to see a resident evil movie! how inconsiderate of her

blackciti
blackciti

I liked the first one. All the rest I didn't care for.

michyeosseo
michyeosseo

Everyone's right about the RE movie series, but I'm going to admit that I really enjoyed the first movie. The scene with the lasers in the corridor... loved it!

Garm31
Garm31

I hope she has a kid every year for the rest of her life. Please let this terrible film series die.

dom7766
dom7766

fair play to the guy i would bust a nut inside mila jovovich too :)

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

Get someone else.  I'm tired of seeing Milla in these movies and I'm sure others are too.  

Pewbert
Pewbert

These movies are so bad that they are almost entertaining. Almost.

johnmcgarett
johnmcgarett

Maybe they'll integrate it in plot of the movie, Alice gets pregnant and she's fighting zombies while pregnant and baby comes out with T (baby-T) virus...

bigrod69
bigrod69

Jovovich hasn't been hot since he was on Married with Children.

bigrod69
bigrod69

This is why women don't make as much as men - they're unreliable and can get knocked up at any time and completely destroy any workplace that suddenly finds itself either shorthanded or without someone in an important role. 

edeep87
edeep87

So much cry babies in the comment section and the first opening weekend, the film will gross $100,000,000.

RobDev
RobDev

surely they would just edit the existing movie footage slightly differently. thats what they did for the last one right? cookie cutter film making. truly awful movies. How there is a series boggles my mind.

RobDev
RobDev

both of the resident evil movie fans must be devastated

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Oh come on, I thought Anderson said he wouldn't be making any more of these. At least it's not Uwe Boll on the helm.

lpool8
lpool8

I thought the last one was the last one.. The gift that just keeps on giving

xophaser
xophaser

Capcom should of fired Paul W.S. Anderson from the series long time ago, wait they like cheesy stuff to go with the game series.  Liked minds attract.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Resident Evil hasn't been good since number 3

SoulScribe
SoulScribe

It's okay for Alice to do a wall run flip and kick a zombie to death, she's genetically enhanced, but when Claire did it and jumped over a 8 foot butcher, I couldn't take it, too much stupid lazy writing for me to handle. 

hystavito
hystavito

"The father of the baby is Jovovich's husband, Resident Evil series director Paul W.S. Anderson."

I get that they wanted to point out she's married to the director, but the first part of that statements sounds kinda funny, like gossip :).

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

They're still making these movies? >.<

gargungulunk
gargungulunk

The baby would make for a nice cliff-hanger.

I love these movies btw....yea yea---not like the game, overly produced, wh'ev.

The next one will be epic in scale and production. Nothing wrong with some mutant-apocalypse-action from time to time.

Blue-Sky
Blue-Sky

Harsh for Milla Jovovich, after pregnancy and now has to train for an action flick. 

PJthePlayer2
PJthePlayer2

This baby is a force of good... as is anything that delays the production of these abominable "Resident Evil" movies.  What was once one of my favorite game franchises has been reduced to sub-par action games and terrible knock-off movies.  Honestly I wish they would either return the series to it's roots or just kill it off.

thorn3000
thorn3000

"We didn't think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo!" --- why not? it would certainly made for headlines and break new grounds / be something new, as this zombie bullcrap is getting pretty repetitive and boring

visionedorange
visionedorange

oh no what a loss...you lose more brain cells watching these abominations then alcohol or repeated kicks to the head can ever cause

nurnberg
nurnberg

I don't care if people claim these movies "suck", I find them entertaining.

alien33
alien33

I hope they either cancel it or film and release it asap, so we can then get a reboot that shows at least some respect for the source material.

strothers101
strothers101

lead the actress is having a baby? Also, That tramp! She said she would wait for me!

derceto
derceto

Guess I'll have to wait longer to ignore it's release.   Thanks for the tip!

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

Pretty sure no one cares about that horrid film but hey congrats on the baby!

jark888
jark888

@michyeosseo Is that because your avatar look like AI mainframe that control it?

RobDev
RobDev

@edeep87 considering 5 of them made $110 million IN TOTAL on their opening weekend this seems ambitious.

EcksTheory
EcksTheory

@hystavito If she didnt bang directors, I doubt shed get as much work as she does. Just ask luc besson.

These moves are truly horrible. But for some reason the brain dead fans just keep lurching to the theatre to watch this awful stuff.

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

@Blue-Sky Or they could get someone else and redo the series and fix all the things Anderson f'd up.

Mega_Skrull
Mega_Skrull

@PJthePlayer2 You say that now, but wait until the kid is forced as the protagonist of the next movies.