A new Instagram post by actress Milla Jovovich announced that live-action adaptation of Monster Hunter has wrapped production. The Resident Evil actress has been consistently keeping fans updated on the live-action adaptation of the video game series of the same name. Her latest announcement revealed that the film has reached another milestone.
The Monster Hunter franchise is a series of fantasy-based RPGs. Gamers play as a Hunter, whose job is to trap or kill monsters. By gathering loot and resources, the player can craft better armor and weapons, allowing them to battle bigger monsters. Back in 2016, developer Capcom gave the rights to director Paul W.S. Anderson, Jovovich's husband and one of the minds behind the Resident Evil film franchise. While Anderson has voiced enthusiasm for bringing Monster Hunter to the big screen for some time, it's been Jovovich who has become the film's face. For the past few months, Jovovich has been posting images from the movie set, giving followers their first look at what to expect from Anderson's latest creation.
News that the film has wrapped production appeared on Jovovich's Instagram. In the lengthy post, Jovovich announces the news before thanking the cast and crew behind bringing the film to life. Of the film, she writes, "Everyone worked so hard, this was definitely one of the most challenging films I've ever made, which says a lot." The post concludes with a promise that more photos will be coming in the future.
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Well that’s a picture wrap on #monsterhuntermovie! Get ready for it cause this is a long post.😉 What an unforgettable experience this has been, meeting some amazing humans, traveling to some of the most unearthly locations. Everyone worked so hard, this was definitely one of the most challenging films I’ve ever made which says a lot😂, but we all got through it as a team and some of the relationships I’ve made here will hopefully last a lifetime. Thank you to my amazing husband #paulwsanderson for making this film a reality. You worked harder than anyone baby!💪🏼💋Thank you to our INCREDIBLE crew! Without your tireless efforts and long hours, this would not be possible.🙏🏼 Thank you to our military advisor, Ranger, Captain Natalie Mallue @eilatan_eullam And her awesome husband Major Ed Mallue @skip2mallue (congratulations On your promotion Ed!) Without the two of you kicking my butt and constantly inspiring me, Captain Artemis would not have come to life the way she has. And last but definitely not least, thank you to all the wonderful, talented actors who came aboard to bring life to these characters! @tonyjaaofficial @perlmutations @troubleman31 @diego @meagangood @iammcjin @jannik.schuemann @hirona_yamazaki @aaronbeelner @nandacostareal!! I love you guys and can’t wait to see you all again soon!! Here’s some highlights from our last week here in Namibia. The second plane was a bit sketchy, tiny with propellers, but we made it😅! The rock formations in both #sesriemcanyon and #spitzkoppe are absolutely breathtaking! I will post more pics once I get home and go through everything. But anyway, it’s a bittersweet goodbye! I’m leaving this fantastic experience exhausted, with sunburnt eyeballs, but a stronger heart, will and body. And hey! As Captain Natalie likes to say “That’s showbiz baby!”😎 Over and out peeps. See you on the other side of the world.✊🏼 #monsterhuntermovie #spitzkoppediary
So far only a few set photos have been released. But that has not kept fans of the games from growing concerned. While the games are pure fantasy, Anderson has added a sci-fi element. In a move reminiscent of Stargate, Anderson has elected to have a team of modern day soldiers transported to the Monster Hunter universe. An on set photo of actor Diego Boneta's character showed him armed in modern garb, resulting in worry from fans that the movie will be nothing like the games. Jovovich has since released shots of her character, Lt. Artemis carrying a slinger, a weapon from the franchise. Even with the references to the source material, gamers remain leery.
Considering all that Anderson changed in Resident Evil, fans have a right to be concerned. However, the Resident Evil franchise became a financial success, despite being panned by critics and fans alike. So it is not outside the realm of possibility he could create another successful video game film with Monster Hunter. While speculation will continue, gamers will have to wait to find out if they enjoy the finished product. Until then, they will have to settle for analyzing the snippets Jovovich will undoubtedly keep coming.
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