Monster Hunter Movie Gets Official Synopsis

Time for another movie featuring humans traveling to a distant world where things are not what they seem.


The Monster Hunter video game series is coming to the big screen next year. And now, we have a better idea of what this movie is going to be about thanks to the release of the official synopsis of the movie.

On the official Monster Hunter movie website--along with the Sony Pictures page for the film--an official synopsis popped up detailing what we can expect for the video game adaptation. "Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity," reads the description. "When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her elite unit are transported through a portal from our world to a new world, they are in for the shock of their lives. In her desperate attempt to get home, the brave lieutenant encounters a mysterious hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills have allowed him to survive in this hostile land. Faced with relentless and terrifying attacks from the monsters, the warriors team up to fight back and find a way home."

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Monster Hunter will be written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, who worked with his wife Jovovich on the Resident Evil movies. The film will also star Tip "T.I." Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung, and Ron Perlman.

Originally, Monster Hunter was supposed to come out in September 2020, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been delayed until 2021.

Speaking with Syfy, Anderson is a fan of the gaming series and wants to bring it to life on the big screen. "One of the things I fell in love with when I first played the game--and I'm an avid follower of the game and optioned the game from Capcom 10 years ago; I was playing it when it was relatively unknown in the West and no-one else was really aware of it--was not only all the creatures but also the environments they lived it. They really did a great job of creating this world, this environment, this wild habitat, that they lived in."

The Monster Hunter movie releases in theaters on April 23, 2021. As for Capcom's gaming series, Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2 were recently announced for Nintendo Switch and

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