While video game-based movies often tend to fall flat, the Resident Evil film franchise has been quite successful. Now, Constantin Film, which is behind the Resident Evil movies is adapting Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise into a live-action movie. And it seems that they’re following Resident Evil’s success, as Monster Hunter will also star Mila Jovovivh. And that’s not all because they’re also bringing in Resident CVil’s director Paul ,W. S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt.
The movie’s budget is US$60 million, and they will begin shooting in Cape Town, South Africa starting September. So far, the staff still haven’t revealed any additional cast members as of writing.
Constantin Film will also be partnering with an unnamed Chinese movie company, as well as a company from Monster Hunter’s home country of Japan. Both these companies will take equity in the project alongside Constantin Film.
Director Paul W.S. Anderson’s Impact Pictures will be helping out in the movie as well. Here’s how they describe the live-action Monster Hunter’s story:
For every Monster, there is a Hero. An ordinary man in a dead end job discovers that he is actually the descendant of an ancient hero. He must travel to a mystical world to train to become a Monster Hunter, before the mythical creatures from that world destroy ours.
Well, at least we know its story is gonna be different from the game, right? Meanwhile, Constantin Film is also planning a Resident Evil Reboot as well. However, they didn’t reveal any details about that project just yet.
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