Monster Hunter (film)
Monster Hunter is a 2020 kaiju film produced, written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is based on the video game series of the same name by Capcom. The film stars Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Tip \”T. \” Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung and Ron Perlman. Monster Hunter was released in China on December 4, 2020, and in the United States on December 18, 2020.
About Monster Hunter (film) in brief
Monster Hunter is a 2020 kaiju film produced, written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is based on the video game series of the same name by Capcom. The film stars Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Tip \”T. \” Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung and Ron Perlman. It received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for the visual effects and action sequences, but criticism aimed at the screenplay and editing. Monster Hunter was released in China on December 4, 2020, and in the United States on December 18, 2020,. The film was formally announced by Capcom in October 2018, with production starting that month with Constantin Film. Principal photography on the film began on October 5, 2018, and was completed on December 19,2018, in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2012, Resident Evil director Anderson was then-rumored to direct a film adaptation of Monster Hunter franchise. Anderson stated he had discovered the Monster Hunter series on travels to Japan around 2008 and had become fan of the series. Within a couple years from his introduction to the games, he said he had had discussions with Capcom about securing the rights to make the film. During the September 2016 Gameyozo Tsujimoto Game Show, Capcom announced that a live-action Monster Hunter film was in development within months of the game’s release. The two anticipate a two-hour adaption after about five years of discussion, with Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt, both who helped to bring Capcom’s Resident Evil game series to Hollywood, working together to bring the film to life.
In the game, a Hunter is separated from his team when their ship is attacked. The Hunter teaches Artemis to use the weapons of his world and they plan to poison the Diablos with Nerscylla venom. The attack is successful with Artemis delivering the final kill, but the Hunter is heavily wounded. Artemis and the Hunter are rescued by the rest of his team led by the Admiral. In a mid-credits scene Meowscular Chef, the Admiral’s cat-like companion, arrives to help fight Gore Magala. As long as the portal remains open, other monsters can enter the real world and cause a rampage. The three agree to seal the portal and stop the monsters. The Hunter explains that both his family and the missing army squad were killed by a Rathalos, a dragon-like fire-breathing creature. When the Rathalos flies by and causes the Apceros to stampede, Artemis agrees to help kill the Hunter so she can return home. Artemis learns that the Sky Tower, a structure located across the desert, was built by an ancient civilization that left it guarded by monsters. To reach the Tower they will need to kill the diablos. The pair reach an oasis populated with herbivorous creatures called Apcersos. In the ensuing battle, Artemis falls through a portal, returning to the real World.