In the months leading the December 2020 release of Paul W. S. Anderson’s Monster Hunter movie starring Milla Jovovich, we’ve been getting more snippets of what to expect out of the director’s live-action adaptation of the hugely popular video game franchise by Capcom.
The latest teaser trailer of the film was dropped at New York Comic Con last week, during a virtual panel with Anderson himself. The trailer depicts a most realistic take on two of the series’ most iconic wyverns — Rathalos and Diablos — ripping and tearing through the ranks of the US military.
The trailer also featured Anderson showing the footage of Rathalos and Diablos to the Monster Hunter series’ director Kaname Fujioka and producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, contrasted alongside their video game versions on Monster Hunter World.
“We wanted to put these creatures on the screen as accurately as possible,” said Anderson during the panel. He also explained that he worked with the Capcom developers to “dial in the look of the monsters”. And from what we’re seeing, it looks as though they’ve paid quite the homage to the beastly stars of the franchise quite well.
Let’s just hope the full Monster Hunter movie is actually good when it releases in theatres on 30 December 2020.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.