With the success of Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog – and the historical commercial performance of the live-action Resident Evil movies – the decision to turn Capcom's Monster Hunter franchise into a Hollywood action flick is looking smarter all the time.
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Tony Jaa and Milla Jovovich, the movie will be getting a promotional push at PAX East 2020 on Saturday, February 29th thanks to the release of two promotional posters which will be given away at the event, albeit in miniature form (thanks, IGN).
The posters show Jovovich – who plays Lieutenant Artemis, a soldier from our world who finds herself trapped in an alternate dimension full of monsters – and Jaa, a resident of that fantasy world skilled in taking down said beasts. Jovovich is brandishing a Giant Jawblade while Jaa is holding the Great Hunter's Bow. Anderson has already stated that all of the weapons in the film will be lifted directly from the games.
Will you be standing in line with your popcorn when this arrives in cinemas on September 4th?