Capcom and Paul W. S. Anderson are teaming up to bring Monster Hunter to the big screen in a film adaptation of the classic and massively popular franchise. Capcom has revealed that Paul W. S. Anderson will write and direct the live-action film, which is currently in pre-production.
Japanese production company Toho will handle distribution in that market, while other companies will handle the release internationally. Constantin Film will release the movie in German-speaking territories, Tencent Pictures will handle the film for China, while US markets will be overseen by Sony’s Screen Gems. Sony Pictures International will handle all other releases around the world.
In terms of technical support, special effects will be supplied by Toronto’s Technicolor-owned Mr. X.
The plot of the film has only been teased so far, but we do know that the story tells the tale of two “heroes who come from different worlds to defeat a shared danger.” The film will also feature known and beloved characters and monsters from the games, as Capcom has suggested. Any fans who get to see the film should be on the lookout for these references, because they’re sure to be really exciting and cool.
Acting talent hasn’t been completely confirmed, but a listing on IMDB for the film suggests that Ron Perlman, Tony Jaa and Milla Jovovich are set to play various roles.
A theatrical release window will be announced at a later date. Anyone who wants to brush up on their Monster Hunter should check out Monster Hunter World on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can go pick up a copy of the game on Amazon. Players on the Nintendo Switch side of things have Monster Hunter Generations: Ultimate.