When I think Monster Hunter I definitely think army dudes with automatic rifles. No? Just me? Well I must be remembering correctly because that's exactly what's in the first set photo of the upcoming Monster Hunter movie.
Capcom confirmed that Paul W.S. Anderson, who helmed several live-action Resident Evil movies, will be re-teaming with Capcom on a Monster Hunter live-action movie starring Milla Jovovich and Ron Perlman. Actor Diego Boneta is also starring in the picture and he posted a photo of his character, Sergeant Marshall, on his Instagram page.
Monster Hunter is currently in-production with principal photography happening in South Africa and Namibia. Paul W.S. Anderson told Deadline that he really appreciates Monster Hunter's vast deserts and "full-on galleons" that sail over sand instead of the ocean, so we at least have a sense of the setting Anderson wants to capture during filming.
The official movie synopsis is even wilder and suggests Anderson will be doing another semi-loose adaptation of the source material a la his Resident Evil films. According to Capcom, 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."
The film will take place in both our world and the fictional Monster Hunter world which explains Boneta's military gear. No word yet on a release date but you can probably expect us to cover it when it does come out. Capcom's most recent Monster Hunter game was this year's Monster Hunter: World which we reviewed here. Also check out our Monster Hunter: World guide for more info.