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.
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.
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.
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