I'm going to open with my personal history with the Resident Evil series because I think it's funny. Around the time most of us discovered that the Fast and Furious franchise wasn't as dumb as originally suspected, I started wondering if there were any other secretly good series I had ignored. So I tried to watch the Resident Evil movies. I made it through the first two.
Then, after the passage of honestly not that much time, another great Fast and Furious movie came out, and I started wondering if there were any other secretly good series out there that I had ignored. So I tried to watch the Resident Evil movies. I made it through the first two before realizing that I had already tried and failed to do this.
You can chalk that up to bad memory on my part, or you can place the blame on the series itself (or the first two entries, anyway). Either way, I'm really not into this franchise.
But some people are. The five movies we have so far earned a ton of money, so people are seeing them. Now, with it's upcoming sixth entry, it looks like it's all finally coming to an end.
Collider has an interview with series maestro Paul W.S. Anderson, who is in the middle of writing the next film's script. According to him, this will be the final Resident Evil movie. He even has a tentative title: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. If this is anything like Friday the 13th's final chapter, you know how much weight such a subtitle brings.
Since the film is still only in the script phase, however, this is all subject to change. When the film finally gets rolling, it might be called Resident Evil: 4 Fucking Ever for all we know. But I can't imagine there's that much left to do with these zombies after six entries. Then again, I don't really know what happens in them. Maybe I should try to watch them someday.