Capcom’s wildly successful Monster Hunter franchise will be getting its own live-action movie.
Production for the movie will begin in September.
The description for the movie is as follows:
For every Monster, there is a Hero. An ordinary man in a dead end job discovers that he is actually the descendant of an ancient hero. He must travel to a mystical world to train to become a Monster Hunter, before the mythical creatures from that world destroy ours.
The movie has already signed on Milla Jovovich as one of the leads in the film.
The male lead has not be cast yet.
The film will be shot in South Africa around Cape Town as well as LAX.
The budget for the film is a bit low at $60 million, so of course we’re afraid that the Monster Hunter movie will not do justice to the internationally-loved games.
Constantin Film, the production company for the movie, is currently negotiating deals with Japan and China for additional funding, so fingers-crossed that that’s a success.
What also might be disappointing for Monster Hunter fans is that Constantin Film is the same company behind the live-action Resident Evil franchise, and the director for the Resident Evil series, Paul W.S Anderson, will also be the director for Monster Hunter.
Milla Jovovich was also the lead in those films.
We’re a bit skeptical towards how all of this will turn out.
But we’re still going to give it a shot…