Hollywood Monster Hunter Film Opens on September 4, 2020
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Wednesday that Sony Pictures' live-action film adaptation of CAPCOM's Monster Hunter action game franchise will open on September 4, 2020.
The film started production in October, and ended principal photography in December. The film is budgeted at around US$60 million. Sony Pictures is distributing the film in North America, and Toho is distributing the film in Japan. The film is currently set for a general 2020 release in Japan.
Screen Gems describes the film's story:
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.
The film will star Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil movie franchise) as film-original character Captain Natalie Artemis and martial arts actor Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak film series) as "The Hunter." Additionally, Ron Perlman (Hellboy film series, Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy) plays the Admiral, who is the leader of The Hunter's crew. T.I. Harris (Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp) plays a sniper named Link, Diego Boneta (Luis Miguel: La Serie, Pretty Little Liars) plays Sergeant Marshall, and Hirona Yamazaki plays the Handler. Meagan Good and Josh Helman also have roles in the film.