Oct21
First full Monster Hunter trailer

After several years of trying to take down zombies in Resident Evil, Milla Jovovich is teaming up with an army of soldiers to take on a mega monster invasion in Monster Hunter.

Based on Capcom’s popular game franchise, Monster Hunter follows Jovovich’s Captain Artemis and her team as they’re transported to an alternate universe where monsters reign supreme. Without any knowledge of how to kill monsters (it’s not exactly something most people on Earth have to deal with), Artemis and her unit partner with a mysterious man named Hunter (Tony Jaa). Alongside Hunter, it’s up to the team to figure out a way to fight and destroy the various monsters they encounter to protect their home.

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat), Monster Hunter looks like a mashup of Mad Max: Fury Road, Resident Evil, and a touch of various Godzilla creatures in the monsters’ designs. It also looks like quite the departure from the Capcom series, which allowed players to roam around an open world and fight monsters in slow, carefully paced battles.

Based on the trailer, I also wouldn’t prepare for any kind of stellar dialogue writing — but I do like that we’re at a point where we’re referencing random Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (in this case, Guardians of the Galaxy).

Monster Hunter is scheduled to hit theaters this December, but just like nearly every movie this year, the film could be delayed.

Aug01
‘Monster Hunter’ Pushed Back to 2021
Sony Pictures has pushed back fantasy thriller “Monster Hunter” by six months, from Sept. 4, 2021, to April 23, 2021.

It’s the latest in a long line of major studio movies to be moved back amid uncertainty over when most North American movie theaters will re-open following four months of being shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sony’s romantic comedy “The Broken Hearts Gallery” is among the first scheduled, with an Aug. 7 launch.

“Monster Hunter,” written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, is loosely based on the Capcom video game series of the same name. The film also stars Tony Jaa, T.I., Ron Perlman, Meagan Good and Diego Boneta.
May15
Milla Jovovich Starring In Live-Action Monster Hunter Movie

Since at least 2016, Paul W. S. Anderson has been working on a Monster Hunter movie. The picture now has a star, Milla Jovovich.

According to Variety, Anderson recently delivered the film’s latest draft, and the Monster Hunter movie will start shooting in South Africa this September. Special effects will be handled by Mr. X, a studio that worked on the Resident Evil franchise.

Like the Resident Evil movies, which Anderson directed and Jovovich starred in, the hope is to turn the Monster Hunter flick into a movie franchise.