In May, Capcom announced the exciting news that their long-running and ever so popular Monster Hunter Series would be getting an adaptation for the big screen. Today, the company revealed a few morsels of “so tasty” information about what the movie’s storyline will look like.
The movie, tentatively named Monster Hunter, “will tell 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.”
The movie will be a re-teaming of sorts for Resident Evil alums, Milla Jovovich (actress), Paul W.S. Anderson (director/producer), and Jeremy Bolt (producer), with film studio, Constantin. Special effects company, Mr. X (that worked on RE) will also be helping out.
Other actors attached to the film include Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, T.I. Harris, and, just revealed today, Diego Boneta.
No date yet on when the movie is expected to hit theaters. Principal Photography is scheduled to start in October, in South Africa & Namibia. More details to come.
Unfamiliar with the Monster Hunter series? Check out the following articles/reviews.
Monster Hunter: World Beta Review (casual gamer)
Monster Hunter: World Beta Review (hardcore gamer)
Monster Hunter Stories (3DS game review)
Monster Hunter Stories Comes to Mobile
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (free demo)
Sources: Variety, Game Press