Back in 2018 we first heard about the production to adapt Capcom’s video game, MONSTER HUNTER, into a motion picture. Haven’t heard much since then, but looks like Sony Pictures has released new posters promoting the movie! Check them out below.
Those of you who don’t know, MONSTER HUNTER is a movie that is loosely based on the Capcom game of the same name. Now I say “loosely” because this is helmed by the man who brought us the RESIDENT EVIL movie franchise (funnily enough, also a Capcom game), Paul W.S. Anderson. And one tactic Anderson took with the first RESIDENT EVIL movie was that he wanted to create a new tale set in that world, mainly because, obviously it’ll be new regardless to those not familiar with the game, but so fans of the game will get a new tale & not know what will happen.
And looks like Anderson will be taking the same approach here. This movie stars Mila Jovovich, and much like her role in RESIDENT EVIL, her role in MONSTER HUNTER, Lt. Artemis, will be a new character to this world.
Here’s the rundown for the movie:
Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her elite unit are transported through a portal from our world to a new world, they are in for the shock of their lives. In her desperate attempt to get home, the brave lieutenant encounters a mysterious hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills have allowed him to survive in this hostile land. Faced with relentless and terrifying attacks from the monsters, the warriors team up to fight back and find a way home.
MONSTER HUNTER stars Mila Jovovich and Tony Jaa. Joining them are Meagan Good (BRICK, D.E.B.S.), Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris (ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, AMERICAN GANGSTER), Diego Boneta (TERMINATOR: DARK FATE, ROCK OF AGES), Josh Helman (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE), Jin Au-Yeung (2 FST 2 FURIOUS, THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS), and Ron Perlman (HELLBOY, SONS OF ANARCHY).
MONSTER HUNTER opens on September 4, 2020. Are you interested? Drop your thoughts on the Fuzzybug Facebook Page here.