Director Paul W.S. Anderson’s (Resident Evil, Event Horizon) video game adaptation Monster Hunter recently began filming in South Africa and Namibia, with Milla Jovovich in the leading role of Captain Natalie Artemis. Tony Jaa stars alongside Jovovich, and we have our first look at the monster-slaying duo today. Check it out below.
“There’s a chunk of the movie that’s actually set underground, in terrifying caves,” Anderson told IGN. “There’s a more lush part of the movie, which kind of reflects the kind of lush, more jungle-y look of the Monster Hunter world. And then the climax of the movie takes place around a piece of the Ancient Civilization that’s referenced many times in the games.”
Here’s the official plot rundown, also released today:
“Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, revolting attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man who has found a way to fight back.”
Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Meagan Good (Saw V, The Unborn), Diego Boneta (Summer Camp, Monster Party), Josh Helman (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy) also star.
Producers are Constantin’s Robert Kulzer (Resident Evil) and Martin Moszkowicz, and Jeremy Bolt (Resident Evil) and Paul W.S. Anderson from Impact Pictures. Dennis Berardi, head of VFX for the film, also acts as producer.
Sony’s Screen Gems will release Monster Hunter in the U.S.