Production on the sixth Resident Evil film is delayed as series star Milla Jovovich and director Paul W.S. Anderson are expecting their second child, Jovovich revealed earlier this week.
The married couple discovered the pregnancy shortly before filming for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was set to begin in Cape Town, South Africa, Jovovich said in a public Facebook post.
"So 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 an RE movie," Jovovich said. "Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn't think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo!"
Jovovich and Anderson plan to return to work on the film in summer 2015 after the baby is born. The actress thanked crews who were already at work preparing for filming in South Africa.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was originally scheduled to hit theatres in September 2014, though Anderson revealed in June that he was still working on the script which he intends to conclude the cinematic series.
Resident Evil: Retribution grossed $221 million worldwide when it released in 2012, making it the second most lucrative film in the twelve-year-old franchise.