Resident Evil: The Final Chapter delayed by a year as Mila Jovovich announces she's pregnant
The release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter has been delayed by a year after star Mila Jovovich announced that she is expecting her second child with director Paul WS Anderson.
Production on the sixth and final chapter of the action-horror franchise had gotten underway in Cape Town, with the film due for release in 2016, but, now has gone back by a year after Jovovich discovered she was expecting.
The actress announced the news on her Facebook page, telling fans: "This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town, South Africa to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But… My husband Paul and I just discovered that we are expecting another baby!!!"
She continued: "So after a lot of discussion, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to wait till the baby is born before we set out to try and tackle an RE movie. Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn’t think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo! I imagine the only thing I’ll be killing in the near future is an endless supply of cupcakes. Yikes…"
She went on: "In all seriousness though, we want to make the best movie possible and that would be extremely difficult, to say the least, in my present condition.
I would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has been working so hard on the movie in South Africa already and we are so looking forward to working with you all next summer."
The five Resident Evil films in the series so far have taken over $915 million at the box office, making it the most successful computer game adaptation in history.