Milla Jovovich Starring In Monster Hunter Film, Starts Production In September

A new report from Variety has revealed that work on translating Capcom's Monster Hunter to the big screen will begin in earnest this year, with production scheduled to begin in September.

According to Variety, the film will have a $US60 million budget and will star Resident Evil actress Milla Jovovich.

Resident Evil director Paul W. S. Anderson - who also directed the Mortal Kombat movie - will direct the Monster Hunter live-action film.

It's not known which company will distribute the movie globally, although the reports note that Constantin Film - the production/distribution house making Monster Hunter - will release the film directly in Germany and Switzerland.

Martin Moszkowicz, Constantin Film's chairman, added that the company was looking at Monster Hunter as a potential franchise rather than a one-off film. Whether that happens will depend on whether Anderson and Jovovich can recreate their Resident Evil success, but regardless, it'll be nice to see how a cinematic narrative wrapped around the Monster Hunter formula pans out.


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    Blergh... cease.

    Why would you allow this to happen, Capcom? Oh right, you don' truet actually care about the health of your IPs so long as they create cash flow.

      The RE films had zero impact on the popularity of the games and this won't either.

        I don't expect it to harm it, but I am sure that with the growth of its western appeal we could have actually had a good studio handle it.

          True but I honestly doubt a larger studio would want to drop bigger budget on it. I'm sure it will be "fine" as far as 90 minutes of bullshit movie goes. The RE movies are awful, but at least they aren't boring.

    So instead of a story focused around fighting monsters with swords, axes and other weapons; it’ll be Jovovich jumping and flipping around with guns doing impossible stunts and her character will be the ONLY FOCUS in the movie just like Resident Evil.... Hard pass on this thanks.

      She will prob be playing the roles of the monsters, swords and axes......the palicos, the pig, several potions, well done steaks etc

        That bastard Anderson better keep his greasy mitts off my dear lil' Poogie!!! Raaaaaaaaaarrrrrrgggghhhhhh!!!!!!!

        Sorry, the thought of that cretin having anything to do with MH, ESPECIALLY POOGIE makes the red mist appear

    More W. S. Anderson action with cheese? Now with dragons? AWWWWW YEAAAAH!!!!!

    You have got to be fucking kidding....

    Capcom was doing so well, I should've known the sudden swell of success was gonna result in one hell of a stupid rebound eventually.

    What's weird about this that the movie has been in pre-production since Monster Hunter 4 came out, i was hoping it was in dev hell and would get dropped, but MH World being a hit has probably changed that now.

    This will without a doubt be absolute trash.

    awesome, more game to movie that (probably) no one asks for

    although tbh the RE franchise (after the first movie) was so terrible it was just passable

    Absolutely GUARANTEED to suck. Absolutely no chance whatsoever of it even being so bad it's good. The very fact that they're going into it with the mindset "we don't want to make a movie, we want to make a FRANCHISE" guarantees that it's going to be complete trash. They probably won't even make it fantasy- they'll probably turn all the monsters into mutants or aliens or some shit so Milla Jovovich can just shoot them with guns.

    There are no real central characters so it's a bit like when we first approached Resident Evil and imposed our own characters and story on that world. I think this is a perfect IP for us to do exactly that same thing again. Don't they realise thats what made the subsequent sequels less and less appealing to audiences... trying to continue the character story of a character you made up and inserted into the lore.

    Milla Jovovich and Video game movie

    No thanks. That screams low budget, Terrible story and quality.

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