Resident Evil 5 Gets an Official Release Date

The series that’s harder to kill than the undead is only getting stronger.

Fans of the Paul W.S. Anderson adaptation of the Resident Evil series will be happy to learn that Sony’s Screen Gems has officially announced that the fifth installment will be released on September 14, 2012.

Returning once more will be Milla Jovovich as Alice, the thorn in the side of the Umbrella Corporation, and while no other casting confirmations have been made, one would have to speculate that both Wentworth Miller and Ali Larter will return as the brother and sister tandem of Chris and Claire Redfield.

Resident Evil: Afterlife, the most recent film in the series, was the first to be released in 3D, and also the first film following Avatar to use the same technologically advanced cameras. The series, which has an incredibly solid fan base, broke even with its $60 million budget here in North America, and went on to claim over $290 million worldwide. Needless to say, the closing chapter in this saga is likely a few more sequels away.

Are you excited about another installment in this ongoing apocalyptic series, or do you think it should quit while it’s ahead? While it’s a fairly obvious that 3D will accompany the fifth film to theaters, would you prefer they kept it 2D? Sound off below!

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