Production has officially begun in South Africa on the film adaptation of the popular video game series “Monster Hunter” which sees much of the team behind the “Resident Evil” franchise reuniting including director Paul W.S. Anderson and star Milla Jovovich.
The story centers on the leader of a UN military team named Artemis (Jovovich), who is transported to another realm populated by monsters. There she meets the Hunter (Jaa), with the two teaming up to close a portal to prevent monsters from attacking earth.
Ron Perlman, T.I. Harris, Diego Boneta co-star in the film which will include familiar faces and beloved characters from the games like the Admiral. Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer, Dennis Berardi and Martin Moszkowicz will produce.
Shooting also takes place in Namibia with Screen Gems to release the film States-side. The most recent game in the series, “Monster Hunter: World,” has shipped ten million units worldwide and cumulative sales of the series exceeded 49 million units as of August 20th.
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First day of filming on #monsterhuntermovie based on the epic game #monsterhunterworld! As you can see, my character is glamorous as usual! Here’s the make up progression by the awesome @kerry_skelton_ from beginning of dirt/wounds, to the finished product. I’ve been training for this day since February, so definitely excited to start production! #rangersleadtheway #strongwomen #capetowndiary