Did anyone know that there was actually a Monster Hunter movie in development? Secondly, you might be shocked to know that it at least takes place partially in modern times. While the last part might be disheartening to some fans, seeing as the games take place in a fantastical world filled with strange creatures and brave hunters who use sword and sling to hunt them down, new set photos reveal that the film will contain some of the elements we love from the game, namely those big bone swords.
— Sony (@Sony) November 20, 2018
Although the first Monster Hunter set pictures do reveal that the studio is taking a few liberties with the source material, they also reveal some elements many fans of the games will be familiar with, such as the mismatched hunter armour some hunters in the game wear as well as those overly large bone swords.
Seriously, how do they wield those?
Actress Mila Jovovich is set to take on the role of Lt. Natalie Artemis, whose squad of soldiers are somehow transported to the world of Monster Hunter.
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.
So the Monster Hunter movie is going to be a “highly stylish big screen adaptation of the video game”, huh? So in which game in the Series exactly have we seen the US-army alongside tanks and machine guns? pic.twitter.com/LbSByG7Qha
— Neko-Night (@Nightknight498) November 5, 2018
Let’s be honest, the premise does sound a bit ridiculous, but then again a world based on hunters fighting enormous monster isn’t necessarily based on real-life. Also, it’s important to note that Paul W.S Anderson is directing the film, you know the guy behind the Resident Evil movies. So, yeah, his track record of bringing game franchises to the big screen isn’t necessarily stellar.
No release date for the Monster Hunter movie has been announced yet, although we expect one in the not too distant future.