Paul W. Anderson is the creative voice and director behind the Resident Evil franchise, and since 2016, he has been working on Monster Hunter movie.
Anderson recently handed over the movie’s latest draft, and according to Variety, the film is set to start production in South Africa starting September.
Like Resident Evil, the movie now has a star: Milla Jovovich.
Anderson hopes Monster Hunter will turn into a franchise, and had this concept of the live-action version in 2016:
An ordinary man in a dead end job discovers that he is actually the descendant of an ancient hero. He must travel to a mystical world to train to become a Monster Hunter, before the mythical creatures from that world destroy ours. The central characters are very relatable American characters. You take a person from the ordinary world who thinks they’re in a dead-end job, they have no future, they feel like their life’s a failure, it’s going nowhere, like Keanu Reeves in The Matrix. It’s about a normal American who gets dragged into this parallel world, this Monster Hunter world. Then eventually the parallel world ends up coming to our world. So you have the creatures from the Monster Hunter world invading our world.
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