Monster Hunter Movie Gets First Posters, Featuring Some Familiar Weapons

Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa star in the upcoming Monster Hunter adaptation, which releases in September.

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Monster Hunter is the latest video game adaptation and collaboration between director Paul WS Anderson and star Milla Jovovich, following no fewer than six Resident Evil movies. It hits theaters in September, and the first posters have been released.

There are two posters. One shows Jovovich in the role of Lieutenant Artemis, while the other has Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa as a character simply known as The Hunter. Fans of the game will immediately recognise the weapons on display here--Jovovich is wielding what seems to be the Giant Jawblade, while Jaa is holding a bow that could well be the Hunter's Bow. Check them out below:

Monster Hunter's story focuses on a group of human soldiers--led by Artemis--who are transported to an alien world populated by monsters. Artemis and The Hunter must team up to fight back against the terrifying creatures. The cast also includes Sons of Anarchy star Ron Perlman and rapper-turned-actor T.I. Harris, and the movie releases on September 4.

The Resident Evil series made more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office, and even though it has now finished, a reboot is in development. In recent years, the series also become notorious for the on-set accident during the 2015 production of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter that led stunt performer Olivia Jackson to sue the filmmakers.

As for the Monster Hunter video game series, the most recent instalment, Monster Hunter World, sold over 11 million copies.

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