A couple of weeks ago it was confirmed that Ali Larter (above) would return for a third time in the Resident Evil movie series as Claire, and now she has spoke about returning to the franchise. She also confirmed that Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will be the final film in the series, but we knew that already, and the title kinda gave it away!
When asked if the film would conclude the series, Larter told IGN:
“I know it is,” said Larter. “We are not allowed to say one thing. I am held to secrecy, but what I can tell you is that the script is amazing. They’re really wrapping up the whole series, so that just makes it a little more poignant. To be able to come back and reprise my role as Claire and my relationship with Alice, with Umbrella Corp. — you know, I’m excited to get back in it. I think the fans are just going to be beyond excited.”
She continues: “How many movies have this kind of fanbase and get to be made six times?
“I think that’s extraordinary. It’s a total testament to [series star] Milla [Jovovich] and Paul. I’m so grateful to them, that they chose me to be a part of it halfway through, and they’ve kept me along for the ride. I love that it’s not seven men and one woman. I mean, these are two women, and they’re not competing with each other. You know, there are such easy clichés these two could fall into, but this is definitely a female power movie.”
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is currently shooting in South Africa, with Paul W.S. Anderson returning to write and direct. Milla Jovovich returns as Alice, and Ali Larter returns as Claire.
Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer, Impact Pictures’ Jeremy Bolt, Davis-Films’ Samuel Hadida, and Anderson are producing and Martin Moszkowicz serving as executive producer. The film starts shooting this September in South Africa.
Deadline describe the sixth and final Resident Evil films plot:
The story picks up after the events of Resident Evil: Retribution, as the Project Alice is forced to race against time before the villainous Red Queen attempts to destroy the final remnants of humanity.
The series has been one of the most successful game-to-movie adaptations, grossing over $915 million worldwide.