Monster Hunter is an upcoming movie from Resident Evil franchise director Paul W.S. Anderson, and will star Milla Jovovich, also a part of the Resident Evil franchise. It’s yet another video game adaptation from Anderson, and today, we’ve been given our first look at the upcoming film.
— IGN (@IGN) November 20, 2018
When speaking about the film, Anderson revealed:
“There’s a chunk of the movie that’s actually set underground, in terrifying caves. There’s a more lush part of the movie, which kind of reflects the kind of lush, more jungle-y look of the Monster Hunter world. And then the climax of the movie takes place around a piece of the Ancient Civilization that’s referenced many times in the games.”
When speaking about Jovovich’s character, Artemis, the director said:
“She is the game player, in a way, she is the audience’s avatar, their way into the world.”
“The idea that there was this Ancient Civilization that existed in the deep parts, and which, when you’re playing the games, you sometimes kind of stumble upon the ruins of this civilization, an advanced civilization that brought about its own destruction. And one of those sets of ruins provides a big backdrop for the final act of the film. So it’s a pretty varied landscape. I mean, you’re not gonna get as many landscapes as you would if you spent fifty hours playing Monster Hunter World, but I think for a two-hour movie, you’re going to really go on an amazing journey with amazing visuals.”
The film’s official synopsis reads:
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 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, revolting attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man who has found a way to fight back.
Monster Hunter is currently filming.