Sorry Monster Hunter fans, but the big-screen adaptation has reportedly been delayed until next year.
According to Deadline, Sony has decided to push back Screen Gems' upcoming film starring Milla Jovovich from 4th September to 23rd April 2021. While no reason has been provided, it's likely tied to the coronavirus pandemic and theatres potentially being required to close down for another month.
This obviously isn't the first time a film has been delayed this year due to COVID-19. Some other major movies that have already been held back include Fast and Furious 9, 007's latest outing No Time to Die, and Marvel's Black Widow.
Paul W.S. Anderson - best-known for writing the Resident Evil film franchise (also starring Milla) - is both the director and writer of the new Capcom movie adaptation. Here's a description of the film, courtesy of Screen Gems:
Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, revolting attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man who has found a way to fight back.
Earlier this week, fans got their first look at Jovoich wielding the game's famous Dual Blades. Milla told Empire how she went with this weapon because she was able to kill more monsters (in-game) and thought they'd look great on-screen:
“I experimented with different weapons during the game and was able to kill more monsters with those blades. I thought they’d look really beautiful in an action sequence.”
How do you feel about this news? Will you be heading to your local cinema to see this live-action adaptation of Monster Hunter when it does arrive? Tell us down below.
How is it that, after every great idea Anderson has butchered, they give him yet ANOTHER franchise to completely mutilate?
I'm a massive Monster Hunter fan been playing since the 1st game on PS2... and I do not like the look of this film. Everything iv seen so far just.. idk dosent work. Only thing I think will be cool to see as shown off some alredy is the wepon props thats about the only positive I can think of from this other than posibly the sound trac.. il give it a go when its out but I'm highly doubtfully il like it atall.
@Daniel36 This... lol just add that to my concerns
[monotone]Oh, no. We were sssooo looking forward to it.[/monotone]
I don't care. Once Nintendo can give us BOTW 2 this year🙂.. wishful thinking.
Looks entertaining on a "popcorn movie" level, but I really don't expect epic, deep plot enrichment from a Capcom adaptation. I like Milla since "Dazed and Confused" so help it does well for her career so she can not be dubbed Resident Evil chick as Mathew gets dubbed, no matter what, Ferris Bueller.
Did Capcom really need to go the Paul W.S. Anderson well again? And on the same account, did he really need to cast his wife in this one too?
What a tragedy.
It was certain to be film of the year.
I'm sure it was destined to be as iconic as Alone in the Dark and Need for Speed.
So is it a rule now that all movies based on capcom games are both directed and starring the exact same people? Or are they just the only ones that want anything to do with a movie based on a video game?
I've learned the only way to get any kind of enjoyment from these movies is by putting my expectations on the lowest levels. I'm sure any scenes with the monsters and weapons combat will be cool BUT overall the movie will be complete garbage. It softens the blow to a degree. That was the only way for me to get any kind of enjoyment from the Aliens vs Predator movies and the most recent Predator movie.
Oh no this is terrible whatever shall we dooooo.
It's like this the game was great the movie sucks goats. That what happens when you give it to a amateur and they crappola the concept behind the game. I will only watch this a Discount movie or when DVD/BD goes on sale or just borrow from my Library to watch. That's how pathetic this movie has become-they lost the essence of the game to movie already.
Most cinema releases are getting delayed until 2021
Why does every live adaptation of something from the East has to have white protagonist; I want to see some different races in more lead roles
Guess they thought we’ve suffered enough already this year
Oh, darn. I was really looking forward to seeing it...
@Camari Why does every live adaptation of something from the East has to have white protagonist; I want to see some different races in more lead roles
Called "WHITE PRIVILEGES" they could've use Japanese actors but oh it must be white but it was a Japanese game. Biggest example of worse "Dragon Ball" white main character and it shot down so fast it went to dvd/bd media. Anything Japanese games "White" tries to ride the coat tails only to get a backhand. They haven't learned anything and think they can do better which is so obvious.
Honestly might do better at a digital only exclusive/release like a few movies have done recently. From what I hear they have been very successful and I can't see them making more then 100 million worldwide off this. Not sure what the budget is but that can't be good.
Another nauseating Paul W.S. Anderson vehicle for his wife, with very little consideration for it's subject material.
Stop this hype train...I feel sick...
Capcom must be full of either masochists or fans of really, really, REALLY bad B-movies if this is somehow still allowed to go ahead. Christ.
Welcome to 2020. Lots of movies are getting pushed to 2021 or releasing as digital. And with hollywood not really filming too much, 2021 isn't going to be that great for it either. There will be less movies next year to theaters and who knows what else will be in store. 2020 is horrible so far, 2021...will it be better? Who knows.
Back to the topic, I never even knew there was a Monster Hunter movie coming out...but, no real worry. Who knows if it would have been good or not...not many video game movies I've enjoyed at least...although I did like the Mario movie for the entertainment (not a great movie though), and I loved the first Silent Hill (not the second) and the original Mortal Kombat (for christopher lambert only). Other than that, got bored with Warcraft, Ratchet and Clank was kind of boring, Assassin's Creed I haven't seen (and for some reason, it keeps looking cheesy, which is why I haven't), Need For Speed was not that great, hated the Resident Evil's (barely any blood and gore???) and House Of The Dead...horrible. Detective Pikachu I thought was dumb and the Sonic film was like any other live-action animated film that came across, was nice to see Jim Carrey back to his roots though. Now, after I said all that, watch the hate and replies come along!!!! Once again, my opinion!!!!!
It’s almost impressive how disappointing that write up about the movie plot is, sounds like the Super Mario Bro’s movie lol. What a hack, I never understand the need to tie a built world into ours, and bloat everything with stupid explanations about that, rather than just building off the source material.
this movie deserves to be in the trash bin where it belongs.
Stall this car wreck for as long as possible please. Put Paul W.S. Anderson in that glass cell in the Pentagon they kept Magneto in at the end of the 2000 X-Men film
Prince of Persia and the OG Tomb Raiders are still the only video game movies I can watch. At least they were fun.
detective pikachu,sonic the hedgehog, and clue are the only game movies that are worth watching maybe prince of persia as well thats about it.
The Resident evil movies are a bit of a guilty pleasure for me, however "Resident evil extinction" is a pretty decent zombie movie in it's own right, and the best in the series by far.
@Daniel36 because his films make their share of money and adaptations "butchering franchises" remain an asinine myth existing but in fanship-poisoned imaginations? The value of Resident Evil 1-7 and their satellites like Revelations dilogy didn't change an ounce because of the movies' existence, and regardless of audience's personal resonance with the material at hand, plenty of franchises from Mortal Kombat to Super Mario have "survived" screen incarnations and reimaginings just fine. Sonic has even survived a recent audience meddling disaster around its live action movie, the latter still offering an amount of pretty neat stuff in the wake of it.
The movie world - be it Hollywood, anime industry or elsewhere - can adapt what they fancy and get the permission to, fandoms and their hyperbolic dramas can go to hell. Nothing new to it.
Maybe I'm not woke enough, but when I imagine someone that could hack a large, powerful monster to death, that person does not look like Milla Jovovich.
Really curious how this one will turn out. Monster Hunter games don't even have a real story, so I'm curious how a 2+ hour film works with the simple idea of killing big dinosaur things.
@SwitchVogel you don't need story when you have.... EXPLOSIONS.
Oh my god! Who the hell cares?! This isn't even relevant to Nintendo!
I just hope it’s cancelled completely. Jovovich and Anderson are just a modern day Uwe Boll with multiple million dollar budgets. Sickening.
@nessisonett I know not many folk liked it when it came out but the one of the very few video game/film adaptations I genuinely enjoyed was The Super Mario Bros movie. It was campy, it didn’t follow the games lore nor did it have much in terms of narrative cohesion but it was still a blast to see Dennis Hopper and Bob Hoskins ham it up.
Another bad video game movie to add to the list, at least Sonic was good hope the same for Mario.
Why not delay it indefinitely and save everyone the embarrassment?
@SwitchForce On the other hand when Japan made a live action adaption of Attack On Titan they made all the characters Japanese, anyone whose read the manga and watched the anime will know in actual fact all the characters barring Mikasa are white from an unnamed part of Europe, in fact its a big part of Mikasa's character that she's the only person from Asian descent left in this world. Thing is though a all Asian cast will go down better for Japanese audiences just like a mostly western cast will go down better for western audiences, its not "white privilege" at all its making choices what will bring in the most money. You ever wonder why most films now have a section take place in China and have some Chinese characters? Its because they're appealing to China because of the money they bring.
@nhSnork Hey, I agree with you on the assinine fanboyism, but you can't deny the fact that Anderson puts silly, completely non-sensical spins on the story that completely severs ties with the source material.
Case in point, the main character in this here movie comes from our world and is sent to the MH world. Why? That completely destroys any wish I would have to see it.
And of course MH and RE and every other franchise will survive despite the movie, but I would've much rather have it that the movie complements and enriches the world instead of creating its own.
And for what it's worth, I thought the first RE movie was pretty cool, but it just wasn't very RE. The second and third were horrid though.
Sorry but I quite liked the Resident Evil films, and never played Monster Hunter so have no expectations except that I like his films. So I will see it when it comes on Sky/Amazon/Netflix.
Don't apologize to us Monster Hunter fans, we're actually glad it was delayed. Maybe one day they'll cancel it and we don't have to deal with it existing.
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Yawn not surprised, anyways l'm not excited to see this film until l see trailer. I just hope they don't do stupid girl power in the movie because that's been overdone a lot lately.
@Joeynator3000 might be a bad movie xD
Looks like Sony watched it and thought we don’t want another ghostbusters incident again....best delay and fix!
Kill it with fire!
Hopefully they use the extra production time to digitally remove everything from the film and release it as something else.
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