Having bucked the current trend of pushing movies into 2021 by actually shifting the film’s release to this December, Sony Pictures has kicked off the marketing campaign for Monster Hunter this week by releasing two character teasers featuring Milla Jovovich’s Lt. Artemis and Tony Jaa’s The Hunter.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) will bring us the first trailer for the film – the latest Capcom video game adaptation from Resident Evil duo Jovovich and writer-director-husband Paul W.S. Anderson – and to whet our appetite we have a new image of Jovovich’s Artemis readying herself for combat.
“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 Lt. 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.”
Monster Hunter sees Paul W.S. Anderson directing a cast that includes Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil), Meagan Good(Think Like a Man), Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak), Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) and Diego Boneta (Scream Queens).
Monster Hunter is set for release in the U.S. on December 30th.