Production begins on Monster Hunter movie

Production begins on Monster Hunter movie

Monster Hunter is getting a feature film adaptation and will reportedly star Milla Jovich, Ron Perlman, T.I Harris, and Diego Boneta. Principal Photography will start in October, in South Africa and Namibia.

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that their mega-hit video game series, Monster Hunter(tm), is being adapted for the big screen by Constantin Film with Paul W.S. Anderson directing.

"After living and breathing in the universe of Monster Hunter for 14 years we are thrilled with enormous anticipation to see our creations adapted for a theatrical release," said Monster Hunter Series Producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto "Monster Hunter's fan base has exploded over the past year with the runaway success of the game Monster Hunter: World(tm). It is our hope long-time fans and new alike will join us on this exciting exploration of the Monster Hunter universe.

Tentatively dubbed, MONSTER HUNTER, the film tells the story of two heroes who come from different worlds to defeat a shared danger, the powerful, deadly and magnificent monsters that inhabit the land. Along the way viewers will make new discoveries and encounter familiar faces and beloved characters from the games like the Admiral.

MONSTER HUNTER is produced by Paul W.S. Anderson and Jeremy Bolt from Impact Pictures, and by Robert Kulzer and Martin Moszkowicz from Constantin Film. Dennis Berardi, Head of VFX for the film, also acts as producer. The screenplay to MONSTER HUNTER was written by Paul W.S. Anderson, who also directs the film. Constantin Film will release the movie in German Speaking Territories, Tencent Pictures in China and Toho Film in Japan. Sony's Screen Gems will release the film in the U.S. with the studio's Sony Pictures Releasing International handling distribution in the rest of the world."

Monster Hunter has a prominent place on Nintendo hardware. The 3DS boasts four games in the series, with the newer Switch having two. Capcom's key series has always been of interest to me, though I've hardly dabbled in the franchise.

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