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.