Capcom has officially announced, via press release, that there will be a blockbuster movie adaption of their Monster Hunter series of games. Tentatively titled, Monster Hunter, the film will star two heroes from different worlds who will have to team up to fight the powerful, titular, monsters.
For those who aren’t in the know of the franchise, it’s actually pretty simple. The Monster Hunter series of games have you play as a titular, monster hunter, where you can team up with your friends to take down awe-inspiring beasts in a slow and steady combat system that encourages immense planning and teamwork, especially for the more ferocious beasts. The latest title, Monster Hunter: World, has sold almost 50 million units worldwide as of August 20, 2018, since its release earlier in the year, on January 28.
Series Producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto has expressed great excitement with the prospect of the film, “After living and breathing in the universe of Monster Hunter for 14 years we are thrilled with enormous anticipation to see our creations adapted for a theatrical release. […] It is our hope long-time fans and new alike will join us on this exciting exploration of the Monster Hunter universe.”
The film will be adapted by Constantin Film and produced by both Impact Pictures and Constantin Film.
The list of confirmed staff include:
Director: Paul W.S Anderson
Producers: Paul W.S Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer, Dennis Berardi, and Martin Moszkowicz
Screenplay by: Paul W.S Anderson
Head of VFX: Dennis Berardi
The film will be released in German-Speaking Territories by Constantin Film, in China by Tencent Pictures, Toho Film in Japan and Sony’s Screen Gems in the U.S. Sony Pictures Releasing International will be covering the rest of the world.
Principal Photography is set to begin in October within the countries of South Africa and Namibia.
Author’s Take: Considering a large majority of the staff here are minds behind the ‘Resident Evil’ films, I am actually looking forward to this film and will probably enjoy it. Provided it is a campy, fun, mess like those films. If it turns out to be better, well there’s no downside to that.
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