“Monster,” “Devil,” “Jungle” Set Dates

Photo Jovovich Jaa In Monster Hunter

A couple of key release date announcements today. First, Sony Pictures has announced a September 4th 2020 release date for the film adaptation of the “Monster Hunter” video game franchise.

“Resident Evil” star Milla Jovovich and director Paul W.S. Anderson are behind the potential franchise launcher which also stars Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, T.I. Harris, Diego Boneta and Meagan Good and was shot across South Africa and Namibia late last year.

Next up, IFC Midnight has landed U.S. rights to Josh Lobo’s debut Xmas horror film “I Trapped the Devil” with plans for an April 26th day-and-date release. Chris Sullivan, Jocelin Donahue, AJ Bowen, Susan Burke and Scott Poythress star.

The story follows a married couple showing up unannounced at the home of the man’s estranged brother Steve and are greeted with a disturbing surprise – Steve is holding a man whom he believes is the human manifestation of the Devil himself in his basement.

Finally, STXfilms is in final negotiations to score the U.S. rights to Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s “King of the Jungle” starring Seth Rogen and Michael Keaton. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski penned the script and the plan is for a wide U.S. theatrical release later this year.

Keaton will play rogue tech magnate John McAfee, creator of the McAfee Antivirus software, who cashed in his fortune and moved to Belize where he set up a mad compound of guns, sex and madness. Rogen plays a Wired magazine investigator who finds himself pulled into McAfee’s Colonel Kurtz-like paranoia, slippery grasp on reality and a murder.

Source: Box-Office Mojo