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Resident Evil is an action-horror film series based on Capcom's Resident Evil video game brand. In January 1998, the German company Constantin Film purchased the rights to adapt the series. Screen Gems bought the distribution rights to Resident Evil in 2001 and recruited Paul W. S. Anderson to write and direct the film in 2002.
Anderson returned as director for Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and continued as writer and producer for Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) and Resident Evil: Extinction (2007). (2016); (2016)
The first six films follow Alice (Milla Jovovich), a fictional figure. Alice is a former security expert and clandestine agent who is fighting the Umbrella Corporation, whose bioweapons have set off a zombie apocalypse.
Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine, Ada Wong, Carlos Olivera, Chris Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, Barry Burton, and villains Albert Wesker, the president of Umbrella Corporation, and James Marcus, Umbrella's top virologist, all appear as characters from the games. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, a reboot film (the eighth in the franchise), was released in 2021.
Despite getting mostly poor reviews from critics, the Resident Evil film franchise has earned $1.2 billion to date, making it the highest-grossing film series based on a video game in 2012.
In this respect, the Pokémon film series, which had a worldwide gross of $1.8 billion as of 2021, had surpassed the series at some point in the mid-2010s. It is also the highest-grossing zombie film franchise, as well as the highest-grossing horror film franchise as of 2017.
Paul W. S. Anderson wrote and directed Resident Evil, a 2002 action horror film. Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, and Colin Salmon co-star in the film. It is the first film of the Resident Evil film franchise, which is largely based on the same-named video game series.
The film follows amnesiac heroine Alice and a team of Umbrella Corporation commandos as they try to control an outbreak of the T-virus in a secret subterranean facility, borrowing aspects from the computer games Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2.
In January 1998, the German company Constantin Film purchased the rights to adapt the series. Several writers and directors were originally recruited to direct and write the film, including Alan B. McElroy, George A. Romero, and Jamie Blanks.
Screen Gems bought distribution rights in 2001 and recruited Paul W. S. Anderson as the film's writer and director. Principal shooting in Berlin began in March 2001 after the cast was revealed in early 2001.
Constantin Film Verleih released Resident Evil in Germany on March 12, 2002, and Pathé Distribution released it in the United Kingdom on July 12, 2002. The picture earned $102 million worldwide on a $33 million production budget.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a 2004 action horror film directed by Alexander Witt and written by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the second chapter in the Resident Evil film series, which is partly based on the video game franchise of the same name. It is a direct sequel to Resident Evil (2002).
Witt makes his feature-directing debut; Anderson, who directed the previous film, declined the role due to other obligations but remained on as one of the film's producers. Milla Jovovich returns as Alice, while Sienna Guillory portrays Jill Valentine, and Oded Fehr is as Carlos Olivera.
The events of Resident Evil: Apocalypse takes place immediately after the events of the previous film, in which Alice escapes from a zombie-infested subterranean facility. She has formed a group with other survivors to flee the zombie epidemic that has spread to Raccoon City.
The film incorporates aspects from many games in the Resident Evil series, such as the characters Valentine and Olivera and the villain Nemesis. Toronto City Hall and the Prince Edward Viaduct were among the sites used for filming.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse got "generally negative reviews" on Metacritic, and with a 20% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it became the lowest-rated film in the Resident Evil franchise.
It outperformed the original picture at the box office, grossing $129 million worldwide on a $45 million budget. In 2007, it was followed by Resident Evil: Extinction.
Russell Mulcahy directed and Paul W. S. Anderson wrote Resident Evil: Extinction, a 2007 action horror film.
It is the third chapter in the Resident Evil film series, which is largely based on the Capcom survival horror video game franchise of the same name. It is a direct sequel to Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004).
The film follows Alice and a gang of Raccoon City survivors as they try to traverse the Mojave desert wasteland to Alaska in order to avoid a zombie apocalypse. In November 2005, Screen Gems acquired the rights to the franchise's third chapter, which was dubbed Extinction at the time.
Anderson returned as a writer, and Mulcahy directed the picture, which was shot in Mexico. Sony Pictures Releasing published Resident Evil: Extinction in the United States on September 21, 2007, and in the United Kingdom on October 12, 2007.
On January 1, 2008, the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the film were released in North America. Despite a $45 million budget, the picture earned $147 million. Resident Evil: Afterlife, the fourth film in the series, was released in 2010.
Resident Evil: Afterlife is a 2010 action horror film. Anderson's return to directing in the Resident Evil film series follows the first installment.
It is the fourth chapter in the Resident Evil film series, which is partly based on the video game series of the same name, and the first to be filmed in 3D. It is a direct sequel to Resident Evil: Extinction (2007). Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Spencer Locke, Boris Kodjoe, and Wentworth Miller are among the cast members.
After the T-virus breakout, Alice searches for and rescues the surviving survivors in Los Angeles, and teams up with Albert Wesker, the leader of the Umbrella Corporation. Chris Redfield, a major character from the video games, was featured for the first time in the film series.
Claire Redfield, Chris's sister who has lost her memory prior to the events of the film; Albert Wesker, the film's primary antagonist; and Jill Valentine, who made a cameo appearance, are among the other characters from the games and films who have returned.
In May 2005, the creators hinted at the potential of a sequel to Extinction called Afterlife. After the box office success of Extinction in 2007, Afterlife began development in June 2008, with Anderson writing the script in December of that year.
The mind-control gadgets and Chris' encounter with Wesker were taken from the video game Resident Evil 5 (2009) and integrated into the film. The 3D Fusion Camera System was used to film in Toronto from September to December 2009.
On September 10, 2010, the picture was released in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D cinemas to mostly poor reviews. On an estimated $60 million budget, the picture earned $60 million in the United States and Canada, and $240 million in foreign countries, exceeding the previous film's international total in the second week of release. Resident Evil: Afterlife became the series' second highest-earning entry, generating $300 million worldwide.
Resident Evil: Afterlife was published on DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D in the United States on December 28, 2010. Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth installment, was published in 2012.
Paul W. S. Anderson wrote and directed Resident Evil: Retribution, a 2012 action horror film. It is the fifth chapter in the Resident Evil film series, largely based on the video game franchise of the same name. It is a direct sequel to Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010).
After the first film and the preceding episode, it is Anderson's third to write and direct. The film follows Alice (Milla Jovovich), who is kidnapped by the Umbrella Corporation and forced to flee an undersea facility in the Extreme North where the T-virus is being tested.
Retribution, written and directed by Anderson, was supposed to be shot in tandem with the sixth episode, but Anderson chose to concentrate on the fifth. From mid-October until December 23, 2011, filming took place in Toronto, Ontario.
Ada Wong, Leon S. Kennedy, and Barry Burton are among the returning performers and characters, as well as new characters from the computer games who were not included in the prior films. The film was a box office success, grossing over $240 million in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.
The film's characters, storyline, and acting were panned by reviewers, but the 3D, visual effects, and combat choreography were lauded. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States on December 21, 2012.
Paul W. S. Anderson wrote and directed Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, a 2016 science fiction action film. It is the last chapter in the Resident Evil film series, which is based on the video game series of the same name. It is a direct sequel to Resident Evil: Retribution (2012).
Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Eoin Macken, Fraser James, Ruby Rose, Rola, and William Levy appear in the film. In the film, Alice and her companions are betrayed by a clone of Albert Wesker, who unites all of Umbrella's troops in one last assault against the survivors of the apocalypse.
Sony Pictures has revealed that a sixth and final film in the series, dubbed The Final Chapter, is in production. The film was shot in 2D and then post-converted to stereoscopic 3D.
In keeping with the previous film, Anderson stated his intention for the last installment to "come full circle," bringing back people, ideas, and the Hive's setting from the first.
On September 18, 2015, a principal shooting began in South Africa. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was released in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D in Japan on December 23, 2016, and in the United States on January 27, 2017.
The film garnered mixed reviews and went on to become the franchise's highest-grossing picture, making over $312 million worldwide on a $40 million budget. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, a remake, is set to hit theaters on November 24, 2021.
Johannes Roberts wrote and directed the forthcoming survival-horror thriller Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. It serves as a relaunch of the Resident Evil film series, which is largely based on the video game series of the same name and is based on the first and second games from Capcom.
Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, and Neal McDonough are among the cast members. After the release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in early 2017, development began, with producer James Wan showing interest in the concept.
Constantin Film chairman Martin Moszkowicz later said that a remake of the series was in the works. Wan will produce the reboot with a screenplay by Greg Russo, and it was unveiled the following month.
Wan quit the project in December 2018 when Roberts was recruited as writer and director. On October 17, 2020, filming started in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. In May 2021, the film underwent reshoots.