Monster Hunter Movie
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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.