Production is in full swing on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, director Paul W.S. Anderson’s final installment in his hugely successful Resident Evil franchise, and the cast is absolutely bombing social media with behind-the-scenes looks. The Final Chapter reunites series stars Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter as the ass-kicking heroines Alice and Claire Redfield. The pair will reportedly be joined by returning castmembers Wentworth Miller as Claire’s brother Chris, and Iain Glen‘s nefarious Dr. Issacs (though they care conspicuously absent from the on-set photos), as well as newcomers Shawn Roberts, Orange is the New Black breakout Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, William Levy, Fraser James, and Japanese model and personality, Rola.
For The Final Chapter, the franchise is heading back to its roots, picking up immediately after Resident Evil: Retribution in Alice’s quest to stop the Red Queen from eliminating the few human survivors. The Final Chapter is currently filming in Cape Town, South Africa, and since the last time we checked in, the cast has shared a fuckton of new photos from the set. The new pics give us an even better look at the costumes, locations, sets, and weaponry, but mostly they tell us that this cast really, really loves to instagram, which you can witness for yourself in the images below.
On set with @eoincmacken while Paul gives @therealalil some last minute direction before the scene. #nightshoots #residentevilthefinalchapter #capetowndiary A photo posted by Milla Jovovich (@millajovovich) on
My make up artist @christinaslashes doing final touches to create Alice. #nightshoots #residentevilthefinalchapter #residentevilmovie #capetowndiary A photo posted by Milla Jovovich (@millajovovich) on
Alice. #screenshot #residentevilthefinalchapter #residentevilmovie #capetowndiary A photo posted by Milla Jovovich (@millajovovich) on
Thanks @therealalil for this amazing shot of @rubyrose and I in wires yesterday. We shoot more of this scene today and tomorrow a new location! #residentevilmovie #capetowndiary A photo posted by Milla Jovovich (@millajovovich) on
Bunch of bad asses on a Nightshoot. Mist makes shit look cool. #residentevilthefinalchapter @millajovovich @milton.schorr @iamfraserjames @therealalil @rubyrose A photo posted by eoincmacken (@eoincmacken) on
Just hanging out on a roof top, at night, super casual, fires & guns & end of the world type stuff. Chill. @iamfraserjames #residentevilthefinalchapter A photo posted by eoincmacken (@eoincmacken) on
#DiaryOfEvil. @rubyrose doing what she does best, kicking ass at 3am. #residentevilmovie #residentevil6 A photo posted by Milton Schorr (@milton.schorr) on
#DiaryOfEvil, Shoot Day 20 of 55. Paul WS Anderson steps onto set & only 12 hours later steps off. He watches take after take (relentless), directs setup after setup (generous), & looks the same at 6 in the morning as he does at night. All hail the scariest (friendliest) #zombie of them all. #residentevil6 #residentevilmovie A photo posted by Milton Schorr (@milton.schorr) on
You asked, I posted. Here’s my personal story on how I lost 50 lbs. of baby weight. http://alilarter.com A photo posted by Ali Larter (@therealalil) on
Moments before. #residentevilthefinalchapter A photo posted by Ali Larter (@therealalil) on
Sometimes I have to wonder why everyone else has a face mask but me! A photo posted by Ali Larter (@therealalil) on
And one more with these 2 foxes @millajovovich @rubyrose #behindthescenes #residentevilthefinalchapter A photo posted by Ali Larter (@therealalil) on
#nightshoots #brrrrrrrrrr #residentevilthefinalchapter A photo posted by Ali Larter (@therealalil) on
#Christian #residentevilthefinalchapter A photo posted by William Levy (@willevy) on
And so another week of night shoots begins on #residentevilmovie You start at 6pm and you wrap at 6am. I took this at 2am Short walk back to 1st positions to do another take. You never know what awaits you on these long dark nights but you can be sure there will be zombies, dogs and guns! Loving this job! Loving the artists I have the privilege to be working with. #residentevil #Nightshoot #Quarry #CapeTown A photo posted by Fraser James (@iamfraserjames) on
Straight stuntin’ today A photo posted by Ruby Rose (@rubyrose) on
Here’s the official Resident Evil: The Final Chapter synopsis:
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between losing her superhuman abilities and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion.