During Sony Pictures’ New York Comic Con panel earlier today, the studio unveiled the second trailer for Resident Evil 6, as fans get ready for this franchise to come to a close in theaters on January 27. Thankfully, fans who weren’t in attendance don’t have to wait, since the studio debuted this new footage online for everyone to see, shortly after the panel came to a close. As you can see from this new footage, this epic saga will end where it all began, back in Raccoon City.
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. The Sony Pictures sequel will go up against Warner Bros.’ comedy Bastards, Universal’s dramatic comedy A Dog’s Purpose and EuropaCorp’s The Lake on January 27, 2017.
Based on Capcom’s hugely popular video game series comes the final installment in the most successful video game film franchise ever, which has grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date. Milla Jovovich is joined by a number of franchise favorites in Resident Evil 6 such as Ali Larter as Claire Redfield and Shawn Roberts as Albert Wesker, along with a slew of new characters. Among these new additions are Ruby Rose as Abigail, Iain Glen as Dr. Alexander Isaacs, Eoin Macken as Doc, William Levy as Christian, Fraser James as Michael and Japanese model Rola as Cobalt.
Director Paul W.S. Anderson teased in August that fans can expect a “full-circle return to Raccoon City and the Hive,” where the first Resident Evil movie started the franchise back in 2002. The first five movies haven’t exactly been juggernauts at the domestic box office, with 2010’s Resident Evil: Afterlife earning a franchise best $60.1 million. However, they have always fared quite well internationally, with Resident Evil: Afterlife taking in $296.2 million worldwide from a $60 million budget, and the last installment, Resident Evil: Retribution earning $42.3 million domestic and $197.8 million internationally for a global total of $240.1 million, from a $65 million budget.
Paul W.S. Anderson directs Resident Evil: The Final Chapter from his own screenplay and serves as producer alongside Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer and Samuel Hadida. Martin Moszkowicz and Victor Hadida serve as executive producers for this franchise finale. Take a look at the new trailer below for Resident Evil 6 as we count down the days until its January 27 debut.