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Those who love the fusion of science fiction and horror are going to be happy to learn that Resident Evil The Final Chapter is finally moving forward. Production on the film had been called to a halt after franchise staple Milla Jovovich announced her second pregnancy with hubby and Resident Evil mastermind Paul W.S. Anderson. Well were finally moving beyond all that baby business and getting back into the world of zombies monsters and scientific insanity that feels impossible to truly figure out (thats not to say that a good portion of this franchise is anything less than a blast). »
The Resident Evil franchise has certainly received it fair share of negativity from a critical perspective, however casual moviegoers seem to have quite a fascination with Paul W.S. Anderson’s weird and wonderful post-apocalyptic world. Despite the fact that Milla Jovovich and her leather-clad exploits have failed to make a positive impact with critics, the series has made almost a billion dollars at the worldwide box office with only five films.
This is an extremely large commercial intake considering that Screen Gems have hardly dedicated the largest budget to their game-based horror franchise. I for one, have always been a huge fan and supporter of the films, as I strongly believe that they represent a thoroughly entertaining brand of B-Movie cinema, that is predominantly forgotten in todays market. Now, five months after announcing a delayed release date for the sixth film (thanks to her unexpected pregnancy), Jovovich has now confirmed »
- Ben Read
Any good news for DreamWorks Animation at the 2014 global box office came at an exorbitant cost. While the toon studio’s slate was up 36% over last year at the global B.O. with $1.18B across three movies — Mr. Peabody & Sherman, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Penguins Of Madagascar, productions costs for DreamWorks Animation surged 56% over 2013 with an estimated $422M, the second highest in the studio’s history since 2010, when it shelled out $460M for a three pic-slate that included Shrek Forever After, How To Train Your Dragon and Mega Mind (total global B.O. $1.57B) under its distribution deal with Paramount. And not only were budgets up, but the three of the five titles that Dwa delivered to its distrib partner 20th Century Fox during the past two years haven’t been the mass-appealing, humorous titles that the animation studio has built its brand upon — How to Train Your Dragon 2 »
- Anthony D'Alessandro
You can’t keep a successful franchise down, not even with a newborn baby. Last year, Milla Jovovich and her husband director Paul W.S. Anderson announced they were expecting a second child together, which delayed the filming of the final film in the Resident Evil franchise, The Final Chapter. But word from Jovovich on her Facebook page suggests she is almost ready to return.
Says Jovovich, “I’m really proud of myself for not gaining the same amount of weight that I did with our first child (75 lbs.) because I have to be ready to start filming Resident Evil- The Final Chapter in August of this year and I will also be nursing an infant simultaneously.”
Shooting was set to roll in Cape Town, South Africa for what is set to be the last part in the long-running Resident Evil franchise, after the last one part, Retribution, was released in 2012.
Targeting a September 2016 release, »
- Scott J. Davis
Last August, it emerged that work on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter had been halted because director Paul W.S. Anderson and star/wife Milla Jovovich are expecting their second child. Now Jovovich has hit Facebook with a post (spotted by Coming Soon) that points to an August shoot for what is described as the final visit to Anderson’s Resident Evil universe.“I'm really proud of myself for not gaining the same amount of weight that I did with our first child (75 lbs.) because I have to be ready to start filming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in August of this year,” the actress writes in typically candid style, “and I will also be nursing an infant simultaneously (get ready wardrobe department for Alice's new 'easy mama access' costume;)) so I don't want to be on any extreme diets to get ready to go back to 'action hero' mode!” Yes, »
Last June, director Paul Ws Anderson offered an update on Resident Evil 6, the supposed last instalment in the zombie action franchise. At the time, his comments mainly revolved around the film’s format, 3D, and the scripting process (he was halfway finished) indicating it probably wouldn’t meet its September 2014 release date.
Fast forward a few months and production was gearing up for an end-of-year shoot… which then collapsed after leading lady Milla Jovovich fell pregnant. Now, the actress has spoken out (via Facebook) about her pregnancy, and sneakily popped in a comment about the shoot for Resident Evil – The Final Chapter:
“I’m really proud of myself for not gaining the same amount of weight that I did with our first child (75 lbs.) because I have to be ready to start filming ‘Resident Evil- The Final Chapter’ in August of this year and I will also be nursing an infant simultaneously. »
- Gem Seddon
Last year Milla Jovovich announced that she and her husband, director Paul W.S. Anderson, had to put the shooting of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter on hold because they were having another kid. We now have an update from the actress on her Facebook page that she is getting ready to reprise her role of Alice and jump back into action. She also confirms that shooting will begin in August.
“I’m really proud of myself for not gaining the same amount of weight that I did with our first child (75 lbs.) because I have to be ready to start filming ‘Resident Evil- The Final Chapter’ in August of this year and I will also be nursing an infant simultaneously.”
She must be a good multitasker! As the title suggests, this should be the last Resident Evil movie that we see from Jovovich and Anderson...unless it isn't, and »
- Joey Paur
Hollywood will come alive with The Sound of Music (1965) this spring as the beloved, Oscar®-winning classic returns to the big screen to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala opening-night screening on Thursday, March 26 at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival. Legendary stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will join Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne at the world-famous Tcl Chinese Theater IMAX to introduce the beautifully restored film and kick off the sixth annual festival, which will run March 26-29, 2015, in Hollywood.
The film is being presented in collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox, in celebration of their Golden 50th Anniversary Blu-ray release arriving on March 10, 2015.
The Sound of Music is the story of the Von Trapp family, whose lives are forever changed by the arrival of Maria, the warmhearted young governess who brings joy and music to the Captain (Plummer) and his children. The film earned Andrews her second »
- Melissa Thompson
It opens doorways to infinite scenarios of eternal torture, and in the sixth and final issue of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary #6, readers can see three scary scenarios in which LeMarchand’s device works its wicked magic on those who would dare touch it or oppose its hellish holder, Pinhead. A hoarder, a doctor, and a mercenary have close encounters with the world’s deadliest puzzle box and its lethal horrors in our set of preview pages for the anthology comic book series’ sixth issue that hits shelves this Wednesday.
Authors: Christopher Sebela, Ben Meares, & Mark Miller
Synopsis: “The final chapter of this Hellraiser anthology arrives with perhaps its most shocking stories, as Christopher Sebela (Dead Letters) teams up with Matt Battaglia for a tale of a hoarder unlike any you’ve seen on reality TV. »
- Derek Anderson
The Hobbit still rules them all! On the first weekend of the new year, audiences went there and back again to put The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies at the top of the box office for a third week with an estimated $21.9 million! The final chapter of Tolkien's Middle Earth tale is now up to a $220.7 million domestic total, outpacing The Desolation Of Smaug at this point in release. The worldwide total for The Battle Of The Five Armies is now up to $722 million. In »
- Dave Davis
10 items from 2015
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