Resident Evil 6 Gets a Working Title
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.16.2014
Get ready for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter...
The Resident Evil franchise has been planned to end with the sixth film for a while, and this would seem to confirm it. Paul W.S. Anderson told Collider that the upcoming film has a working title of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Of course the key here is "working title"; the film may well undergo a title change depending on Screen Gems' people.
"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the working title," said Anderson. "It may end up being the final title, but that's what's written on the front page of my script… I'm right in the middle of [the first draft]."
He added, "There are no set dates for shooting yet. I think we're waiting until we have a first draft screenplay and then go from there...I don't know [when it will be in theaters], depends how fast I write, I guess. There's no set date yet but hopefully we'll have an announcement for that soon."
He also confirmed that he is planning this as the last chapter and talked about whether it's in 3D, saying, "I firmly believe that you have to start thinking about the 3D even in the writing process. You cannot make a great 3D movie by just—it's not some special sauce that you can sprinkle on. You make the dish and then you make hot sauce on top—it doesn't work well like that. Yes, you can do a last minute conversion. You can not shoot the movie thinking about 3D and do a last minute conversion and it can be a 3D movie, it's just not gonna be a great 3D movie. I approach my films right from the inception, I kind of write action scenes and pick out locations that I think and know—because I've done so much of it—will translate very well into 3D. Then when we build the sets, we build sets that I know will shoot well in 3D. It's really, even from this point, 3D is something I'm definitely thinking about."
Of course, even if it keeps the title, it may not be the final entry. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter anyone?