Horror Monster Hunter (2020)

Tom

An Old Friend
Title: Monster Hunter

Tagline: Behind our world, there is another.

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adventure

Director: Paul W. S. Anderson

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, T.I., Diego Boneta, Meagan Good, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung, Hirona Yamazaki, Jannik Schümann, Nanda Costa, Nic Rasenti, Clyde Berning, Paul Hampshire, Schelaine Bennett, Bart Fouche, Pope Jerrod, Aaron Beelner, Adrián Muñoz

Release: 2020-12-03

Runtime: 104

Plot: A portal transports Cpt. Artemis and an elite unit of soldiers to a strange world where powerful monsters rule with deadly ferocity. Faced with relentless danger, the team encounters a mysterious hunter who may be their only hope to find a way home.
Monster Hunter (2020)

 

Tom

An Old Friend
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.

Based on the hit Capcom game with the same name.
 

Kevin

Code Monkey
Staff member
The studio is aiming for this to be their next big franchise, similar to what they did with the Resident Evil movies.
I don't think that is going to happen; the movie itself was a bit underwhelming and did not even break even at the box office. It really felt like a 'made-for-streaming' movie instead of a big budget theatrical release.
 

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