Monster Hunter Movie Release Date Moved Up to December


The wait will be over, soon enough!

Based on the RPG video game series by Capcom of the same name, Monster Hunter has been in development since 2012 and is considered Paul W. S. Anderson’s passion project. During an interview in 2018, the Resident Evil director had revealed being an avid fan of the franchise for nine years!

He would often play the game during his travels to Japan. This only goes on to show that when the rights of the video game was on the market, Anderson jumped on the opportunity. After about five years of discussion, Anderson finally owned the rights for a live adaptation in 2017. 


The Pompeii director’s keen interest in the video game series stems from the “incredibly beautiful, immersive world they’ve created”. The filming for the fantasy action thriller film began in Cape Town, South Africa on October 5, 2018, and ended on December 19, 2018.”

Initially, the film was slated to release on September 4, 2020. But like most films that were postponed owing to the coronavirus outbreak, Monster Hunter too was one of them. Impact Pictures and Constantin Film later revealed that the film will be delayed and see a release of April 23, 2021. 


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However, now reportedly, the creators of the thriller film have preponed the release date. Arriving, “only in theatres”, Anderson’s Monster Hunter film will see a release date of December 2020! 

Fans can breathe a sigh of relief as the wait got shortened to only 2 months! 


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In the lead playing one of the members of the military team of the US, Captain Natalie Artemis will be Milla Jovovich. The actress has previously worked with Anderson on the Resident Evil series playing the lead, Alice. 

Alongside, Jovovich will be Thai martial artist, actor, action choreographer, Tony Jaa or as he is infamously known in Thailand, Jaa Phantom. You may recognise him from films such as Ong-Bak series, Tom-Yum Goong, Furious 7, XXX: Return of Xander Cage and Triple Threat. 

Rapper, producer and actor, Clifford Harris, Jr., a.k.a. T.I. will portray Link in the film. Ron Perlman will star as the Admiral. 

Other cast members whose roles remain undisclosed are Diego Boneta, Meagan Good, Josh Helman and Jin Au-Yeung. 


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Monster Hunter follows an elite military force who find themselves in a world full of giant monsters as they fall through a portal. In a quest of survival of the fittest, the team fights to survive and find a way to return home with the help of a hunter who they meet in the crazy monster-dominated world.


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