Movies about video games have not been so successful but that hasn’t stopped filmmakers from taking on the responsibility of taking on a massive storyline and present it concisely in about 2 hours to attract a larger audience. Sony finally has announced its plans to make a movie on the lore of the Capcom title Monster Hunter.
With stars like Milla Jovovich, Ron Perlman and Tony Jaa the film will certainly attract a lot of people as the collective global stardom will get a lot of people talking about the film. The plans were discussed a while back for the game to be adapted into a movie but it seemed as if no one was going to step in.
Paul W.S. Anderson is going to helm the project who has delivered movies like Mortal Kombat and the entire Resident Evil franchise so he is a person who is well versed in taking a video game and making them into films. Not a lot of information is revealed as of yet but the plot for the film states, “Behind our world, there is another – a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, terrifying attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man (Tony Jaa) who has found a way to fight back”.
The IMDB page for this movie shows Ron Perman’s character will play Admiral, which suggests that all three cast members will be closely working together in the film.
Monster Hunter is scheduled to release in theatres on September 4, 2020.