Paul W.S. Anderson’s ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ just hit theaters today, but what’s going to keep the director busy until he gets word that he can continue with his planned sixth and final installment of the series? Sources say that he might move on to another Capcom-owned video game property.
According to Collider, Anderson is considering adapting the popular Playstation 2 game ‘Monster Hunter’ into a movie. As you might assume from the title of the game, the story follows a hunter who travels his world hunting and capturing monsters. Since it’s debut, the game has developed a cult following in the United States and Japan, and has spawned a number of sequels, spinoffs, manga, and even a trading card game. There’s also an online version of the game called ‘Monster Hunter Frontier Online’.
While Anderson’s ‘Resident Evil’ adaptations have been very profitable at the box office, fans often complain that his stories are the loosest adaptations to appear on the silver screen in a long time. However, he seems to be one of the few proponents of creating live-action adaptations of video games to Hollywood, so it’s very much a double-edged sword sort of situation here.
What do you think about Paul W.S. Anderson adapting ‘Monster Hunter’? Do you think he should just stay away? In my opinion, if he’s going to adapt a story about a wanderer traveling the world with the goal of capturing monsters, then he should just go ahead and make a live-action Pokemon movie. Now THAT would be a sight to see.