Worldwide showings to follow in January after Japan's December 23 premiere
The sixth and ostensibly final installment in the Resident Evil film series, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, has had its share of production woes. One on-set accident resulted in severe injuries for stunt double Olivia Jackson and a second ended in crew member Ricardo Cornelius's death. Nevertheless, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter gradually moves toward its delayed release, and Japan will be the first to see the results on the big screen.
According to Famitsu, The Final Chapter will premiere in Japan on December 23, with the rest of the world following on January 27, 2017. Milla Jovovich stars as Alice once again, and other cast members include Ali Larter as Claire Redfield, Shawn Roberts as Albert Wesker, and Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine.