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Fifth Resident Evil movie announced

Due out next year.

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Yet another Resident Evil movie will be made, Box Office Mojo reports.

Resident Evil 5, as it's currently known, will hit US cinemas on 14th September 2012, Sony Pictures said.

It's set after the events of the fourth movie, Afterlife, which made an eye-watering $236 million at the box office. It will, of course, come in stereoscopic 3D.

"Haters are gonna hate, but the franchise has its certain charms and I'm looking forward to what video game elements they decide to include in this new film," Capcom's jgonzo said on the Unity website.

Resident Evil 5 will arrive just two years after Afterlife, which will be the shortest wait yet of the franchise.

The films are loosely based on Capcom's zombie chew-em-up series, with characters and settings lifted out of the virtual world and plonked on top of new events for the silver screen.

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