Announced back in 2018, the first official trailer for the upcoming live-action Monster Hunter movie has just been released. The film stars Milla Jovovich and is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Seem familiar? Well, Jovovich and Anderson are also the director and main star respectively of the Resident Evil live-action films.
Watch the trailer for Monster Hunter here:
While the new trailer gives us a nice glimpse at the film’s various Monsters along with weapons that are taken straight out of the game, the movie is far from a straight adaptation of the popular video game series. The biggest difference is that instead of being set purely in the world of Monster Hunter, the movie instead features a group of soldiers who are transported into another world.
The Monster Hunter film’s story is described as:
“Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.”
The Monster Hunter movie releases in the US on December 3, 2020.