Here is a trailer for the Resident Evil: Retribution film (RE5).
The original 2002 Resident Evil film starred Milla Jovovich as Alice, and she has returned to reprise her role in each subsequent film, including Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) and Resident Evil: Retribution (2012). Like those films, this film will mix all-new elements and characters with elements lifted from the videogames… Which began to incorporate more Resident Evil staple characters (including Chris Redfield, Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine and Albert Wesker) starting with the RE2 film (Apocalypse) which featured Nemesis from Resident Evil 3. Other movies have featured everything from the Crows, Zombie Dogs (Cerberus) and Lickers, to the scythe wielding enemy (The Executioner) from Resident Evil 5.
That means that we can expect the Resident Evil 6 film to incorporate elements from the Resident Evil 6 game into the film. Resident Evil 6 will also be shot in 3D, just like Afterlife and Retribution before it.
While the Resident Evil films have been panned by critics and dissed by many fans of the videogame series, the films have been a success at the box-office and on home-video, and have really helped establish the Resident Evil franchise as even more of a powerhouse series (despite the Razzie Award nominations the film franchise has been given for bad acting and the like). The Resident Evil brand is more well known now thanks to these films, and they have an audience of fans (like my dad) who really enjoys them.
For fans of the games, they are not what we would like to see… So I hope that Resident Evil 6 will be the final film by Anderson and we can get a film that is more faithful to Resident Evil remake or Resident Evil 4 in feel and tone….
Anderson has a number of other projects in the works, including a possible film adaptation of Castlevania and a disaster movie called Pompeii in which he’s directing (based on the famous Mount Vesuvius eruption that destroyed an entire city way back in AD79).
Personally I really enjoyed Afterlife, and I thought it was a cool action film. Apocalypse was my favorite before that, I prefer the action to Anderson’s (sad) take on horror, so the first film and Resident Evil Extinction absolutely sucked in my opinion. Btw Retribution grossed over $220 million worldwide, so you can see why Screen Gems wants to continue making these films.