Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, revolting attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man who has found a way to fight back.
Filmed in and around Cape Town, South Africa.
Ron Perlman plays a man named "Admiral," the leader of the Hunter’s Crew.
T.I. is said to play a character named "Link," who is apparently a sniper.
Milla Jovovich plays a character named "Artemis."
On his approach towards the film, Paul W. S. Anderson was quoted saying: "There are no real central characters [in the game] 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. The Monster Hunter world includes these huge deserts that make the Gobi Desert look like a sandbox, and they have ships that sail through the sand. These full-on galleons, but rather than sailing on the ocean waves, they sail through waves of sand…You’re fighting these giant creatures, some as big as a city block. They live underneath the Earth and when they burst out, it’s like the best of Dune. You also have these flying dragons, giant spiders, the most wonderful creatures."
On director Paul W. S. Anderson one of the producer's was quoted saying: “Paul has proven over and over he does stylish movies. It’s one of his big strong points. He can make a movie look good, is very much into visuals."
The studio is aiming for this to be their next big franchise, similar to what they did with the Resident Evil movies.
The effects for the film will once again be handled by Toronto’s Technicolor-owned Mr. X, who also worked on the Resident Evil franchise.
Apparently the studio is teaming up with a "big company" in Japan and China to develop this.
Budgeted at an estimated $60-million.
This movie reteams writer/director Paul W. S. Anderson, studio Constantin Film, and Milla Jovovich.
Based on the hit Capcom game with the same name.