Following this week’s glimpse of Milla Jovovich’s Lt. Artemis in action, another brief teaser has been released for director Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming video game adaptation Monster Hunter, which sees Tony Jaa’s Hunter using his skills with a bow and arrow to try and take down a Diablo; watch it here…
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Meanwhile, as studios scramble to push back all of their 2020 titles into 2021 due to the ongoing global health crisis, Sony has made the rare decision to actually move Monster Hunter up the release calendar.
The big screen version of the hit Capcom video game series was originally set to open on September 4th of this year, but was initially pushed back seven months into April 2021. However, it will now open in the U.S. on December 30th of this year, taking the slot that Sony previously has set for Escape Room 2 (itself now undated).
“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).