Next Resident Evil movie may be the last, suggests writer/director

Paul W. S. Anderson has tentatively called it "The Final Chapter"

The upcoming sixth film in the Resident Evil series may be the last, according to its writer and director Paul W. S. Anderson.

Speaking to Collider, Anderson confirmed that the working title for the film is Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and that he's treating it as the last film in the series.

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"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the working title," he confirmed. "It may not be the final title, but that's what's written on the front page of my script."

When asked if this meant he was treating it as the last Resident Evil movie, he replied: "That's what's on the title page, it's Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, so absolutely."

However, he also pointed out that such decisions may be changed in the future, joking: "As Christopher Lambert famously said, 'There can be only one.' And then there were five of them [Highlander movies]."

Sony Pictures previously confirmed in 2012 that the sixth Resident Evil film would be released in September 2014, however given that Anderson is still working on the script this seems certain to be pushed back.

Anderson has written all five previously released Resident Evil films and directed three of them. He is expected to direct The Final Chapter.