It's definite: Paul W S Anderson won't have a new Resident Evil movie this year (although he still plans to make one)
Director Paul W S Anderson has teased that he has one more Resident Evil movie to make, and Sony is keen for him to make it. The franchise has proven to be a very profitable one at the box office, and a rough release date of September 12th 2014 had been mooted for the new film.
But that's not going to be met. Anderson has been working on his new movie, Pompeii, which is due for release in the UK in May, and he's been promoting the film in the US. He was asked about the new Resident Evil movie while he was there, and it was revealed that work hadn't really begun on the new film. "We'd like to do another Resident Evil movie. Definitely. But the wheels aren't quite in motion yet", he told Collider.
Our best guess then would be to expect Resident Evil 6 - or whatever it ends up being called - in 2015, more than likely around the series' usual September release slot. When we get that confirmed, we'll let you know. But it's definitely not coming this year.