So, Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich are working together yet again on a new movie property.
They’re married and they seem to really enjoy working together.
The couple worked on the Resident Evil franchise together, and it seems as though they now have a new video game movie franchise in their sights – Monster Hunter.
When I first heard that Paul W.S. Anderson was going to be making a Monster Hunter movie, I couldn’t help but groan.
I’m not the biggest fan of the games, but I know how beloved it is for many people.
I also thought that Anderson and Jovovich were totally wrong for this property.
Anyway, the movie’s first trailer drooped yesterday and it seems like I might have been right to groan.
You can watch the trailer for yourselves below.
The Monster Hunter movie will be a lot like the games… according to the director
The trailer makes the movie look nothing like the games.
That said, Paul W.S. Anderson was adamant in a recent interview with Polygon that his film will stay faithful to the video games.
We worked very closely with Capcom on this one, much closer than on any other movie I’ve made. They were very, very involved with it. Everything was run by them and so they got input into absolutely everything. And then in the process of making the movie also, I would fly to Japan with rough cuts of the fight sequences with the creatures, and the actual game animators would comment on the movement of the creatures. ‘The movement of the creature isn’t exactly right here.’ ‘The creature would be a little lower.’ ‘The stance would be slightly different.’ ‘The toenails of the creature are too pointy.’ That was a great note. I’m like, ‘Oh my god, you’re looking at the toenails of the creature?’ We took all the notes because we wanted it to be for fans of the game, for us to put these creatures on-screen as accurately as possible.
It really seems as though Anderson has focused almost entirely on the monsters.
That makes sense, yet it does seem as though the movie’s story’s been forgotten about.
What do you make of this news?
Are you looking forward to his upcoming Monster Hunter movie?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.