The popular video game Monster Hunter will be getting its own movie feature, starring none other than Milla Jovovich of the Resident Evil film franchise! The movie will go into production by September.
Monster Hunter: World is Capcom’s best selling game ever. The game has tasted massive success and received positive reviews from critics and gamers alike. Back in March, the game had shipped over 7.5 million titles. And now, Monster Hunter is getting its own movie.
The Monster Hunter movie has been in development for quite some time now. It will be made by the same team that made the Resident Evil movies. The movie will be written by Paul W.S. Anderson, who directed the Resident Evil movies and will be starred by Milla Jovovich, who also took the lead role in Resident Evil.
Now finally, the project has secured a budget of $60 million, as reported by Variety. As reported by Variety, the company behind the film, Constantin, envisions it as the first in a series. The untitled Monster Hunter movie adaptation will go into production in September. The movie, like Resident Evil, will be shot in and around Cape Town, South Africa.
Martin Moszkowicz, Chairman of Constantin said,
“The crews are great there and, at least for a European company, it’s easy to get there: Same time zone, overnight flights. We are very much in a comfort zone of production”.
Even though the movie is being written by Anderson, he won’t be the Director this time.
“He did six movies, earning $1.2 billion, 10 years of work; he felt it was time to move on,” said Moszkowicz.
There have also been reports of a Resident Evil reboot that Constantin has been working on. Regarding that Moszkowicz said, “For us, the main thing is to get it right creatively so people don’t think it’s more of the same. That’s what it’s all about these days, a fresh, different approach.”