With his work on the ‘Resident Evil’ franchise done, one might wonder what Paul W.S. Anderson will be up to next. You needn’t wonder long as he still has his sights set on taking ‘Monster Hunter‘ to the big screen. While promoting ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’, Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt were asked what might lay in their future. With the Resident Evil franchise having worked so well for them it seems the duo are going to take on another Capcom video adaptation in ‘Monster Hunter’.
The plot of the games is described as:
For every Monster, there is a Hero. An ordinary man in a dead end job discovers that he is actually the descendant of an ancient hero. He must travel to a mystical world to train to become a Monster Hunter, before the mythical creatures from that world destroy ours.
This isn’t a sudden decision either as Anderson had first started talking about this four years ago and has been busy working on it as he already has the script for the first film done, VFX visual renderings for the direction they want to go, a plan that has them partnering with Dennis Berardi, and so much more!
Here is what the pair had to say on it so far:
Bolt: “We’ve got about two movies. We will likely shoot in China or South Africa for a budget comparable to the final ‘Resident Evil’, about $50 million net.”
Anderson: “It’s definitely intended to be a franchise because the movie starts in our world and then it goes to the Monster Hunter world and then the final act comes back to our world and it’s basically this epic battle in and around LAX. Then at the end we’re suddenly confronted with the fact that the mythological creatures of our world have come back to wreak vengeance. So we definitely have the second film where that would be planned out.”
Sounds as if the pair have a solid plan in motion for at least two films and if their success with Resident Evil is any indication we can see quite a few after that as well! No word as to if Milla Jovovich will star in this set of films as well.
Are you looking forward to hearing more about ‘Monster Hunter’ or wish that Anderson had decided to go with an original concept? Share your thoughts below!
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