Monster Hunter Live-Action Movie Going Into Production This September
Constantin Film, the company responsible for the live-action Resident Evil films starring Milla Jovovich, is set to begin filming and producing a film based on Capcom's liberty-taking wildlife simulator/hunting series.
Variety reports the project is set to reunite the Resident Evil film team, with Paul W.S. Anderson directing, Jeremy Bold producing, and Jovovich starring in the film, which is set to shot in Cape Town, South Africa. The special effects will also be done by Mr. X, which also worked on the Resident Evil films.
As with their last video game film adaptation, Constantin hopes to turn the film into a series. "We are in the business of brand creation," Constantin's Martin Moszkowicz said at the Cannes film festival.
The company is also working a reboot of the Resident Evil series, though Anderson will not return to that project. "“He did six movies, earning $1.2 billion, 10 years of work; he felt it was time to move on,” said Moszkowicz.
With Monster Hunter World becoming Capcom's fastest-selling game ever with over six million copies already out in the wild, it should be no surprise the franchise has gained traction in Hollywood. Hopefully the movie won't be 50 hours long and force viewers to watch certain parts multiple times in order to see the ending.