Way back in 2016, it was announced that the gaming franchise Monster Hunter would be hitting the big screen in the form of a movie. It’s always a risk when Hollywood adapts a videogame, and well, it looks like Monster Hunter might fall into the typical treatment of a game translating to a motion picture.
Capcom‘s Monster Hunter started life on the PlayStation 2 in 2004. It’s most recent iteration is Monster Hunter World, and the latest expansion pack Iceborne was released in 2019 and just finished its final DLC. The game takes place in a fantasy world where you play a hunter who goes on quests to hunt monsters. There is a lot of strategy in hunting the monsters and in resource management. Here is a trailer for the Iceborne to give you an idea of what the game is like:
Now, here is the synopsis for the movie:
Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.
So… now you know what to expect. Here is the teaser trailer for the movie:
— Monster Hunter (@Monster_Hunter) February 28, 2020
Well, at least the Diablos looks like it does in the game. The Monster Hunter movie is currently scheduled to release in December.
If that does not scratch the Monster Hunter itch for you, there is a Nintendo Switch game coming out in March 2021:
That’s more like it…