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Resident Evil takes aim on The Walking Dead as a TV series moves into development

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The most successful film franchise based on a video game will make the leap to television after Resident Evil: The Final Chapter concludes the big-screen series in 2016.

Variety reports that production studio Constantin Film has announced plans to bring the Resident Evil franchise to TV after the next — and last — chapter of the series arrives in theaters. Constantin executive board chairman Martin Moszkowicz indicated that the studio will begin production next year on “at least two or three international shows,” which could include the Resident Evil series.

Originally scheduled to premiere in 2015, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was pushed back to 2016 due to franchise star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. The film will be directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, who has written all of the films in the series so far and directed three of the five installments prior to this one. Anderson is married to Jovovich.

Given that the five-film franchise is the highest-grossing series based on a video game so far, it’s no surprise that studios have shown interest in Resident Evil — though the relationship (if any) between the planned TV series and the film franchise is unknown at this point.

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