Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter

“Monster Hunter” is an upcoming fantasy action thriller, directed and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is roughly based on Capcom’s video game series of the same name. Since 2012, director Paul W. S. Anderson has been conceiving movies based on the series. The film was officially announced by Capcom in October 2018, and the production started using Impact Pictures and Constantin Film that month. The main photography work for the film started on October 5, 2018, and was completed in Cape Town, South Africa on December 19, 2018.

Monster Hunter

“Monster Hunter” is scheduled to be released in the United States by Sony Pictures Releasing in December 2020.

An elite military force led by Lieutenant Alemis (Jovovich) fell through a portal into a world made up of giant monsters. They met a hunter (Jaa) who helped them survive in the world and fight monsters while looking for their way home.

In 2012, Paul W. S. Anderson, the director of “Resident Evil”, was rumored to direct a film adaptation of the “Monster Hunter” series. Anderson said in an interview with /film in 2018 that he has been a fan of the series for more than nine years, because he often travels to Japan to play the film, so the film adaptation is regarded as a “passion” project”.

At the Tokyo Game Show in September 2016, Capcom producer Ryozo Tsujimoto stated that Hollywood is making a live-action “Monster Hunter” movie. A few months later, Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt helped bring Capcom’s “Resident Evil” game into a series of movies. After about five years of discussion, they have changed from Capcom got the copyright of the Monster Hunter adaptation. The two are expected to shoot a series of “Monster Hunter” movies.

Monster Hunter
Monster Hunter

Anderson said that he was attracted to Monster Hunter World not only because of the popularity of the series, but also because they created an “incredibly beautiful, immersive world.” Anderson has written a script that involves an American being dragged into the parallel universe of the Monster Hunter series, learning how to fight monsters, and then having to deal with the situation when the monsters return to the real world. Then began the offensive, such as the final climbing battle at Los Angeles International Airport.

Constantine Films has confirmed that it will produce the film, and the goal is to start production at the end of 2017 or early 2018.

During the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Constantine confirmed that the film will begin production in Cape Town and South Africa and surrounding areas in September 2018, with a budget of approximately US$60 million. Milla Jovovich has been in a movie. Mr. X VFX, a special effects studio specializing in the production of the movie “Resident Evil”, will also participate in the production. Constantine cooperated with several international distributors to distribute the distribution rights, and Constantine will fund the production of the film.

On September 25, 2018, the rapper T.I. in the film T.I. will play the sniper Link, and Perlman will play the admiral, the leader of the hunter crew. In the film Tony Jaa also plays the leading actor, playing the role of “Hunter”.

In October 2018, Diego Boneta joined the film as a communication expert. Anderson said that although there are some novel characters in the game that reflect the custom character creators of the series, they will include the essential characters of the series, including handlers and admirals. He also stated that they will not need to create any new monsters because the series has enough diversity to be extracted from the movie.

Monster Hunter
Monster Hunter

To further illustrate Anderson’s appreciation of the game, he stated that all the armor and weapons the hunter will use will be based on the equipment in the game series, and will include at least one character wearing mismatched armor, which reflects the player’s mixing and The ability to match armor to achieve beneficial results.

Anderson wanted to use the various settings in the movie to match the diversity in the game, although Anderson realized that it would take hours to play Monster Hunter in the movie to see so many changes. Jovovich said that she was also a fan of the video game series, so she was able to choose the weapon she wanted to use with the character, and tried it in the game, narrowing her choice to a double-edged sword, both Both are effective weapons. Game, “I think they look really beautiful in the action sequence.”

The main photography work for the film started on October 5, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Milla Jovovich announced on Instagram that the main photography was completed on December 19, 2018. The film was originally scheduled to be released in December 2020. It was originally scheduled to be released on September 4, 2020, but due to the original release date was postponed to April 23, 2021. To the COVID-19 pandemic.

Directed by
Paul W.S. Anderson

Writing Credits
Paul W.S. Anderson (written by)
Kaname Fujioka (video game series)

Cast
Milla Jovovich as Artemis
Tony Jaa as The Hunter
T.I. as Link
Meagan Good
Diego Boneta
Josh Helman
Jin Au-Yeung
Ron Perlman as Admiral
Jannik Schümann as Aiden
Hirona Yamazaki as Handler
Nic Rasenti as Sergeant Roark
Nanda Costa
Aaron Beelner as Palico
Schelaine Bennett as Comms Officer
Adrián Muñoz as Hunter #2

Release Dates
Argentina : 22 April 2021
Netherlands : 22 April 2021
Slovakia : 22 April 2021
Canada : 23 April 2021
Iceland : 23 April 2021
Lithuania : 23 April 2021
Turkey : 23 April 2021
USA : 23 April 2021

Also Known As
(original title) : Monster Hunter
Australia : Monster Hunter
Canada (English title) : Monster Hunter
France : Monster Hunter
India (English title) : Monster Hunter
Japan (Japanese title) : モンスターハンター
Lithuania : Monstru medziotoja
Russia : Охотник на монстров
Spain : Monster Hunter
UK : Monster Hunter
USA : Monster Hunter

Filming Locations
Western Cape, South Africa
South Africa
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Music by
Paul Haslinger

Cinematography
Glen MacPherson

Production Company
Screen Gems
Impact Pictures
Constantin Film
Tencent Pictures
Toho Pictures

Distributed by
Sony Pictures Releasing (Worldwide)
Tencent Pictures (China)
Toho Towa (Japan)

Release date
December 2020 (United States)

Country
United States
Canada
Germany
China
Japan

Language
English

Budget
$60 million

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