Monster Hunter Movie Will Have Characters From The Games
It is no secret that Monster Hunter fans are concerned about Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming movie adaptation. As set photos begin to trickle out courtesy of star Milla Jovovich’s Instagram, an interesting picture has begun to form of the movie, which has seemingly eschewed typical Monster Hunter staples in favor of modern day soldiers, weapons, and vehicles. That all aside, according to Anderson the film will in fact be loyal to the games, despite the recent evidence of the contrary.
In a recent interview with Slash Films, the Resident Evil director confirmed that, while there are in fact modern day soldiers, they somehow end up within the Monster Hunter universe, which is where they’ll end up meeting some familiar characters from the series. Thankfully, this will also include the Palico companion from the games. “No, the movie has a lot of characters from the video game in it,” Anderson began.
There’s The Handler and Admiral, Aiden, Aiden’s Handler. We wanted Palico. It’s very much a movie of the video game, but in Monster Hunter you get to create your own character when you go in there. You don’t get to play Lara Craft or Jill Valentine. You get to play your own creation, and there is definitely an element of that in there. Some of the leading characters will be fresh characters but that’s a reflection of what the video game is. It’s definitely a movie that is firmly and fully entrenched in the world of the video game, as you would expect with me having worked with Capcom for nine years on adapting it and bringing it to the screen.”
An interesting thing to note is that, as mentioned above, Anderson has been working on adapting this film for nine years. Here’s hoping that will have been enough time to deliver a movie adaptation that will (hopefully) break the curse.
The Monster Hunter film is expected to release in late 2019.
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