With the amount of hugely successful computer games that we have seen over the years, it is a bit of a surprise that we have not seen very many successful big screen movie adaptations of them being made. This is not to say that there have not been attempts at making successful computer games into movies, it is just that not many of the movies have gone on to prove successful.
However, while most computer game adapted movies have fallen short and been considered huge flops, there is one franchise which has shown the others exactly how it is done, and that is the Resident Evil movies. Following the success of the Resident Evil games, a Resident Evil movie was made and, since the release of the first film, the franchise has gone on to make almost $1bn worldwide.
The first Resident Evil movie was released back in 2002 and went on to gross $102m worldwide. That was followed by Resident Evil: Apocalypse in 2004, which grossed $129m worldwide. After that we had Resident Evil: Extinction in 2007, which managed to gross $148m worldwide, before Resident Evil: Afterlife was released in 2010 and made $296m worldwide. Then there was Resident Evil: Retribution in 2012, which grossed $239m. Not bad business eh?
All good things must come to an end though and the final Resident Evil movie will hit the big screen in 2016. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will be the last time that we will see actress Milla Jovovich playing the role of Alice and it has been an enjoyable ride along the way. Paul W.S. Anderson is currently writing the script for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, which is expected to begin filming in early 2015.
It will be interesting to see whether they then decide to reboot the Resident Evil movie franchise with a new actress coming in to replace Milla Jovovich. We guess it all depends on how well the final Resident Evil movie does.