We may have seen Alice's last ride in Resident Evil: The Last Chapter, but like the zombies that inhabit its storylines, the film franchise (based on the popular Capcom video game series) is far from finished, as a reboot is reportedly in the works.

Reporting from the Cannes Film Festival, Variety reveals that Constantin Film is developing a Resident Evil reboot, with the production company's chairman of the board Martin Moszkowicz confirming the news. Other than the fact that it's in motion, no details on the project have been announced.

The six-film franchise kicked off in 2002 with Paul W. S. Anderson directing and Milla Jovovich starring as Alice, a highly skilled survivor and former employee of the sinister Umbrella Corporation, which unleashed a zombie apocalypse that puts humankind on the brink of extinction.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter grossed $312 million globally, so it's not surprising that Constantin Film, the production company behind all six of the Resident Evil movies (four of which were directed by Anderson) is eager to move forward on a new film.

While story details are not yet known, Capcom's Resident Evil video game franchise has a vast cast of characters and stories to adapt. It's yet to be seen if Anderson or Jovovich will be involved on any future Resident Evil films, but Alice's story was definitely given a full-arc treatment in The Last Chapter, and with the new movie being referred to as a reboot, it seems likely that we could see Constantin Film take the franchise in a new direction for its seventh live-action installment.

We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed, but in the meantime, what would you like to see in a seventh Resident Evil film?

Source: Variety
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