Milla Jovovich to Take Lead Role in Live-Action Monster Hunter Movie

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, May 14, 2018 5:26 PM
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Resident Evil heroine Milla Jovovich has been announced as the leading star in a new live action Monster Hunter movie.

Monster Hunter will be directed and written by Paul W.S. Anderson, the director of the Resident Evil movie series, Alien vs. Predator, Event Horizon, and, ahem, 1995’s Mortal Kombat movie.

The latest draft of the Monster Hunter movie has been delivered and shooting for the movie will begin in South Africa this September. Special effects studio Mr. X will be on hand for all the graphical wizardry. They too also worked on the Resident Evil movie franchise.

It seems Mr. Anderson has a bit of a pattern to his latest movies then. Jovovich is a name now synonymous with Resident Evil, but she’ll turn her hand to a spot of monster slaying for the Monster Hunter movie, based on Capcom’s series of beast-tracking games. The idea for a Monster Hunter movie has been kicked about by Anderson since as far back as 2012, but the success of Monster Hunter World has clearly caused the project to step up a gear. Monster Hunter World is now the best selling Capcom game of all time, so there’s certainly a ravenous audience for the franchise.

As for the plot, all the back in 2012, Anderson said it would be centred on a single hunter character in a parallel world filled with deadly monsters. “The central characters are very relatable American characters,” said Anderson in 2016. “You take a person from the ordinary world who thinks they’re in a dead-end job, they have no future, they feel like their life’s a failure, it’s going nowhere, like Keanu Reeves in The Matrix. It’s about a normal American who gets dragged into this parallel world, this Monster Hunter world. Then eventually the parallel world ends up coming to our world. So you have the creatures from the Monster Hunter world invading our world.”

Naturally, as with any video game movie adaptation, it’s probably best to keep your expectations in check. The Resident Evil movies aren’t terrible, but they’re not exactly great either. Anderson’s track record suggests we can expect more of the same. What Monster Hunter does have going for it though are those big ass monsters which could make it a rather tasty popcorn flick.

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17:53 May-15-2018

I feel like this is something that only James Cameron could pull off effectively.
Ugh... This is going to suck. My favourite franchise is going to get butchered.

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09:11 May-15-2018

Oh for god's sake will she just sod off? Her last good movie was 21 f*cking years ago, and to be honest, it wasn't GREAT (Fifth Element); Her only film as far as I'm concerned is Dazed and Confused.


EDIT: Rotten Tomatoes agrees with me too.

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09:13 May-15-2018

That movie was in 1993, so I'm shocked this woman still has a CAREER. I'm not usually salty about film actors and actresses' but she's near the TOP of my ****list! I do fancy her bank account though.

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09:14 May-15-2018

Oh for the whooshes, her best movie was Dazed and Confused because she wasn't really IN IT.

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09:16 May-15-2018

Yes, the only reason I remembered she was in the movie is cause I found her really hot as a kid. XxSTKXx -100 self respect Q_Q

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14:28 May-15-2018

Someone clearly does not like ur views on the actress LOL...consistent -1... :P

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15:23 May-15-2018

Well while i really liked fith element it wasnt for her :! She is still way higher on my list than fe mark wahlberg.

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00:01 May-16-2018

Lotta Milla fans lol. Get over it folks, she's absolutely dreadful.

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08:36 May-15-2018

I didnt like the controlls in the beta although i hoped for this game to be good ... only when dual wield blades it felt ok but with the other weapons he alwaysbhit in slow motion and it was weird to controll where he hits. So either i was not compatible with the game or it sucked. Yet many people are happy with it i think so it was rather to slow paced combat for my taste

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17:50 May-15-2018

Definitely just not for you. It's intentionally slow and methodical. Not a hack and slash game. It's a phenomenal game. Just to your taste.

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01:22 May-15-2018

Any recommendations what to play these days ???
I am big fan of RPG games like Assassin's Creed series and Dishonored.
Also, would anyone recommend "Thief" ?

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05:05 May-15-2018

AC and dishonored are not RPGs..

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07:57 May-15-2018

Seems like someone have never played an RPG in their life...

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14:32 May-15-2018

while its good u show enthusiasm, the games you listed are more stealth/action adventures and not actual RPGs, thief is pure stealth, there are reviews for it written by multiple ppl on this site.
Put simply, go to GOOGLE and search RPG and CHOSE from the list provided

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14:51 May-15-2018

I could see someone classing ACO as an RPG-lite.

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14:57 May-15-2018

True, but only by a strict linear definition can Dishonored or AC can be classed under RPGs, But still that would be as a sub-genre, the core still being action-adventure. Because in AC , the gameplay is not dependant on player choosing HOW the character is/will be shaped. and Dishonored, well its more like Singularity or Spec Ops, an FPS with RPG "elements" in regards to minor permanent customization available. Havent played ACO so i cant comment on that though

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15:27 May-15-2018

ACO is The Witcher 3 minus the narrative choices

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00:25 May-16-2018

Judged by review i recently read many people would agree with Jon's opinion.

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00:17 May-16-2018

Forgive my language... but why the **** people list them as RPG's if they are not RPG's ?
Just look at articles and gaming magazines. My lack of free time wont allow me "analyse" game genre but the point is to recommend a game by titles i listed, not to criticize my poor knowledge of games. So thx for nothing i guess

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00:56 May-15-2018

What a shock, Paul Anderson gets his wife another lead role so he can visually masterbate to her.

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20:37 May-14-2018

Sounds like an original story...

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19:48 May-14-2018

"It’s about a normal American who gets dragged into this parallel world, this Monster Hunter world. Then eventually the parallel world ends up coming to our world. So you have the creatures from the Monster Hunter world invading our world."
This plot sounds utterly horrendous. Who thought this was a good idea?

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19:58 May-14-2018

someone obsessed with the word "world" ?

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21:30 May-14-2018

The moment the name "Hollywood" show up you should realize everything that can go wrong will go wrong. Hollywood is a major red flag of being terrible.

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14:32 May-15-2018

Sounds like a Pacific Rim ripoff

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14:46 May-15-2018

more like a Matrix rip off as Jon puts it

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15:27 May-15-2018

;)

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18:59 May-14-2018

Oh no...

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18:41 May-14-2018

my disappointment of this movie is incapable of becoming worse than it was when I learned it would be live action. Why not CG similar to MH4U's opening, WHY?!

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18:40 May-14-2018

Jus't done make a multi-sequel mess. Make one but make it good!

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18:32 May-14-2018

Oh god why.. please stop it

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17:36 May-14-2018

If its anything like the Resident Evil movies, then it's gonna suck.

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