“Resident Evil” Franchise To Be Rebooted

It looks like the recent sixth film in the franchise won’t be the end after all.

Constantin Film chairman Martin Moszkowicz has confirmed to Variety that a reboot of the property is in development at the German production company. Further specifics about it are under wraps.

Constantin Film owns rights to the franchise and has produced all of its installments to date with this year’s “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” grossing $312 million worldwide – half of which came from China alone.

Based on the Capcom video game, the series launched in 2002 with Paul W.S. Anderson directing, and Milla Jovovich starring. Anderson has written all six of the installments and directed four.

Despite a critical drubbing, the franchise has earned $1.2 billion worldwide to date – Europe’s most successful indie horror-genre movie franchise, and easily the highest-grossing film series to be based on a video game.