Sony/Screen Gems has high hopes for Paul W.S. Anderson‘s film adaptation of the video game ‘Monster Hunter’, which is expected to kick off a new franchise for the studio, Anderson, and his wife/leading lady Milla Jovovich. The film isn’t scheduled to open until next fall, but a trailer has already surfaced although not officially. A bootleg video, apparently filmed at the Shanghai International Film Festival has surfaced, via the Monster Hunter Asia Facebook page, which gives a pretty good idea of what the finished film has to offer.
You can check it out below:
Behind our world, there is another — a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (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, terrifying attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man (Jaa) who has found a way to fight back.
‘Monster Hunter’ also stars martial arts superstar Tony Jaa as The Hunter, Ron Perlman as the Admiral, leader of the Hunter’s Crew, T.I., a.k.a. Clifford Harris, as a sniper named Link, plus Jin Au-Yeung, Aaron Beelner, Schelaine Bennett, Diego Boneta, Meagan Good, Josh Helman, and Jannik Schümann.
This will be Anderson and Jovovich’s latest video game adaptation after working together on the successful ‘Resident Evil’ film franchise, which spawned six movies. A reboot is in the works but without either Anderson or Jovovich’s involvement.
Among Anderson’s other projects have been ‘Mortal Kombat’, ‘Event Horizon’, ‘Alien Vs. Predator’, ‘The Three Musketeers’, and ‘Pompeii’. Jovovich was recently seen in the reboot of ‘Hellboy’ as Nimue the Blood Queen.
‘Monster Hunter’ will arrive in theaters on September 4, 2020, so the official trailer will probably arrive closer to the fall of this year.