Monster Hunter Movie Will Have ‘Bloody Big Monsters,’ Says Director
If Capcom’s Monster Hunter series is known for one thing in particular, it’s that the games are chock full of massive, dangerous monsters that would love to take a bite out of unsuspecting hunters and their Palico companions. Thankfully, that is a sentiment shared by the upcoming movie adaptation’s director, Paul W.S. Anderson, who recently confirmed that said adaptation wouldn’t stray too far from what makes the ‘Monster Hunter World’ so canonically deadly.
In a recent interview with IGN, Anderson revealed some of what fans can expect from the film. “There are some bloody big monsters in it, I can tell you that,” Anderson confirmed, adding, “we have some very very big monsters.” That is certainly good news to hear, as a Monster Hunter movie of any kind that didn’t feature at the very least a Rathalos would be akin to a Jurassic Park film showing neither hide nor hair of a single T-Rex throughout its run-time.
In regards to the non-monster cast, we know very little about who is expected to pop up on-screen save for Anderson’s wife, Milla Jovovich. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem like we’ll have to wait much longer to hear about who else will be joining her on the big screen. “We’re about to make a big series of announcements about the rest of the cast,” Anderson revealed.
Milla [Jovovich] is definitely in it. We have a really exciting big cast that’s going to join her. I can’t say anything [more] about it right now.”
While some may be concerned that the Resident Evil director is simply moving on from one monster franchise to the next, Anderson confirms that he has been interested in making the movie for quite some time now. “I’m a long-term fan of the game,” Anderson explained. “I’ve been trying to make this movie and talking to Capcom for ten years now, so it’s really a labor of love for me.” Here’s hoping his love for the series shines through when the Monster Hunter movie releases at some point in the future. Production begins on the movie in “two weeks,” according to Anderson.
So, thoughts on the director’s commentary regarding the upcoming movie adaptation? Which monsters from the series would you like to see make an appearance? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!
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