The hunt begins soon.
IGN can confirm that the first film in the proposed Monster Hunter movie franchise will release on Sept. 4, 2020.
Exhibitor Relations Company shared the news on Twitter and confirmed to IGN – revealing the date for the video game adaptation.
The Capcom Universe is expanding. Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich bring their RESIDENT EVIL talents to another video game adaptation, Sony’s MONSTER HUNTER, which sets its trap Sept. 4, 2020. Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman also star. Game on, players.
— Exhibitor Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) February 7, 2019
Helmed by the director of the Resident Evil movies, Paul W.S. Anderson, Monster Hunter will feature a group of soldiers who get transported from their world, into that of the Monster Hunter video games.
The soldier’s leader, Natalie Artimis, teams up with The Hunter to no doubt fight, trap and explode their way through a myriad of monsters to get back to their own world. Played by Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa respectively, the tweet also references Ron Perlman – who we are yet to see in his role as the Admiral – the Hunter’s boss.
Although this will be a new story to fans of the video games, Anderson has previously said the armour, weapons, and of course, monsters, will all be taken from the games.
Jovovich even tweeted a picture of her Slinger, to let worried fans know that this will indeed be a faithful adaption.
While we wait for more details to be announced, check out IGN’s list of 12 cool Monster Hunter movie details we’ve already discovered.
John is a freelance writer for IGN UK with a love for all things stealthy, ginny and noisy. To set up a game of Spies vs Mercs or hear his less coherent ramblings, get him on Twitter.