Monster Hunter Film Locks Down Actors and a Director

As Monster Hunter World and Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate continue to make impact, Capcom has decided to spread the IP to other sources. Among those projects is the Monster Hunter film adaptation, which today confirmed actors and its director.

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Writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson, who is known to video game fans as the man behind the Resident Evil films, has been confirmed to take up both writing and directing roles for the upcoming Monster Hunter film. On the actor front, Ron Perlman and T.I. Williams will join the cast, with actress Milla Jovovich also due to star in the film.

While the overall plot for the film is still not known at this time, the report confirms that Jovovich will be playing a character named Artemis, Perlman will play a hunter crew leader named Admiral, and Harris will play a sniper named Link.

Shooting for the film is set to begin in South Africa next month and has an estimated budget of $60 million. The film is being released by Screen Gems in the U.S. while Sony Pictures International will handle distribution of the film in other territories around the globe.

The iron for Monster Hunter still seems pretty hot, with the recent release of the excellent Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, the newly-launched mobile edition of the 3DS RPG Monster Hunter Stories, and word from SuperData that Monster Hunter World has sold 2 million units on PC in the month of August.

Our Thoughts

We’ll wait on a trailer to make judgements on this film, but the overall vibe and setting of the games certainly lends itself to a summer blockbuster/fun popcorn film. For now, we’re likely not going to learn more about this one for a few months yet.

Sources: Hollywood Reporter, SuperData

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Diablo Netflix Series Accidentally Confirmed by Show Writer

As we reported earlier, there were rumors of a Diablo Netflix series fluttering about. We now have a bit more confirmation of this show’s existence, though that confirmation appears to have been done in error. Woopsie.

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Andrew Crosby, the screenwriter for the Hellboy remake and rumored leader of the project, tweeted out earlier this week that he was tapped to write and run an animated series based on the IP:

“I guess I can confirm I am indeed in final talks to write and show-run the new Diablo animated series for Activision and Netflix. It’s very exciting and I hope to the High Heavens it all works out.”

Shortly after the tweet was made, Crosby deleted it, presumably because he wasn’t apparently given confirmation to let the cat out of the bag. Holy Mother Internet never forgets, however, and the tweet has since been cached.

It’s important to bear in mind that “final talks” don’t necessarily mean a done deal, though it is heartening to know that the series’ development has come that far along. The timing also seems to sync up with an official reveal of the series at this year’s BlizzCon. In any case, we still recommend a few salt grains to take with this news. Just in case.

Our Thoughts

We sincerely hope that this accidental leak doesn’t jeopardize the Diablo animated series from becoming a reality. In all honesty, we’d be very interested to see just what sort of things Mr. Crosby and his team will put together for the show.

Source: PCGamesN

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