Capcom is teaming up with the main people behind the Resident Evil movies to bring you a Monster Hunter movie. It will star Milla Jovovich, Paul W.S. Anderson will be directing, with Jeremy Bolt taking the role of producer. Sure, the movie will probably be awful, but it’s sure as hell going to be entertaining.
In a strange move that I don’t think anyone at all asked for, Monster Hunter will be getting its own movie adaptation. And, the people that will be bringing it to the screen are the main team behind the Resident Evil movies. The production company Constantin Film is teaming up with director Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt to bring you the Monster Hunter movie, and, of course, it will be staring Milla Jovovich. According to Variety, the movie will begin production in September, with a $60 million budget. Judging by this gang’s work so far, this adaptation of Monster Hunter will be a glorious disaster. It definitely won’t be a good movie, but it sure can be so bad it’s fun. At least it’s not Uwe Boll, right?
Looking at the numbers of the latest game in the series, Monster Hunter World, it makes sense that a production company would try and jump on the bandwagon. As we’ve covered before, Monster Hunter World has become Capcom’s best-selling game of all time. Two months ago, Capcom announced that the game has moved over 7.5 million copies, which means that the numbers have likely gone even further up by now. And, when Monster Hunter World comes out on PC, who knows how far the sales will go. And Capcom working with the aforementioned team has so far proved to be very lucrative. Sure, the Resident Evil movies are all terrible, but they’ve all made absurd amounts of money. There’s a good chance that the Monster Hunter movie will make boatloads as well.