Paul WS Anderson’s Monster Hunter lasted seven months
Another film reduced the release delay, as Paul WS Anderson’s next adaptation of the success of the video game franchise Capcom Monster Hunter, starring Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil), was delayed for seven months, from September 2020 to April 23 2021, according to The Wrap.
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Monster Hunter focuses on the leader of a UN military team called Artemis, played by Jovovich, who is transported to another kingdom populated by monsters. There, she meets Hunter (Jaa), with the two teaming up to close a portal to prevent monsters from attacking the land. The film will be a big screen adaptation of the video game.
The film adaptation will be led by Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil franchise) and Tony Jaa. He will also star Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive), TI Harris (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Diego Boneta (Luis Miguel, Rock of Ages), Meagan Good (Code Black) and Josh Helman (X-Men: Days) from the past future).
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Monster Hunter is written and directed by Paul WS Anderson. The film is produced by Sony Pictures, Constantin Film and Impact Pictures, with Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer, Martin Moszkowicz and Dennis Berardi as producers.
The video game series consists of action RPG games, where players and their friends work together to defeat larger-than-life beasts in a living, breathing ecosystem. Since the first Monster Hunter title debuted 14 years ago in 2004, the series has attracted a dedicated fan base and turned into a global mega-hit with Monster Hunter: World, the latest title in the series, carrying 10 million units worldwide, with cumulative series sales exceeding 49 million units as of August 20, 2018.