Capcom announced earlier this week they will be partnering with Constantin Film and director Paul W.S. Anderson to adapt their Monster Hunter series for the big screen.
Tentatively titled, Monster Hunter, the film follows the story of two heroes who come from different worlds to defeat a mutual danger. The danger comes in the form of deadly and magnificent monsters inhabiting the land, and along the way, viewers will be treated to new discovers as they encounter familiar faces from the franchise.
As stated by Monster Hunter series producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto, “After living and breathing in the universe of Monster Hunter for 14 years we are thrilled with enormous anticipation to see our creations adapted for a theatrical release. Monster Hunter’s fan base has exploded over the past year with the runaway success of the game Monster Hunter: World. It is our hope long-time fans and new alike will join us on this exciting exploration of the Monster Hunter universe.
Paul W.S. Anderson will direct the film and write the screenplay for the film, sharing production responsibilities with Jeremy Bolt from Impact Pictures, along with Robert Kulzer, Martin Moszkowicz, and Dennis Berardi from Constantin Film. Principal Photography will start this month in South Africa and Namibia.
TGC’s Thoughts: I am interested to see how Paul Anderson manages to capture the beauty and general feel of the Monster Hunter series. The synopsys so far sounds like a great game, but we will have to see how that translates to the big screen. What do you think of the latest news? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!