There's a movie called Monster Hunter scheduled to be released this September 2020, based on the video game series. It was written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and stars Milla Jovovich, so hopefully Resident Evil fans are served what they like. But the first official photo for Monster Hunter came out in fall 2019, followed by two official posters this weekend, and now I'm thinking the star of the movie is not Milla Jovovich as Captain Natalie Artemis or even Tony Jaa as The Hunter. It's that sword. It has to be.
The sword is already prominent in that official movie photo, posted above, but check out the poster Milla Jovovich just shared, focusing on her character:
You'd think the sword's name was Milla Jovovich. There's a second poster in her Instagram post, slide over to see Tony Jaa as The Hunter. He doesn't get to hold the sword this time. I do love a clean, simple poster design that doesn't try to cram every character into the mix. So well done there. The images are striking.
I don't happen to play Monster Hunter, but it looks like there are all kinds of swords in use in the game, including the Great Sword. The movie seems to be sticking pretty closely to the game:
Hot damn! The Monster Hunter movie also stars Ron Perlman and T.I. Harris. Milla Jovovich posted a bloody photo with Perlman during filming for the movie back in December 2018:
Milla Jovovich followed that shortly afterward with a long wrap post on December 20, 2018, writing in part:
She also thanked the incredible cast and crew, and the military advisers for kicking her butt enough to bring Captain Artemis to life.
Back in November 2018, Paul W. S. Anderson talked to /FILM about Monster Hunter, revealing he was a fan of the games long before making this movie:
He said Monster Hunter is not quite like Resident Evil when it comes to creating new characters:
He said the movie leads heavily on the favorite creatures from Monster Hunter: World, but also bringing in some monsters from earlier games:
This will be a big year for Milla Jovovich and Paul W. S. Anderson. Not only do they have Monster Hunter hitting screens this fall, they already welcomed their third daughter a month ago in early February 2020. Monster Hunter is currently expected in theaters on September 4, 2020. Keep up with everything heading to the big screen this year with our 2020 movie release date schedule.
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