LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures' Screen Gems says the sixth installment of its Resident Evil action-horror franchise has commenced principal photography in South Africa.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is being directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, who also wrote the screenplay. The science-fiction movie is set for U.S. release in January 2017.
"Picking up immediately after the events in [2012's] Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C.," a synopsis said. "As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began -- Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse."
This will be the last episode in the big-screen adaptation of Capcom's video-game series. The movies have grossed more than $1 billion worldwide to date.