Now that Milla Jovovich and her director husband Paul W.S. Anderson have both moved on from the Resident Evil franchise, they’re beginning anew by bringing Monster Hunter to life.
Variety reports that Constantin Film’s video game adaptation budgeted at around $60 million will go into production starting in September.
For every Monster, there is a Hero. An ordinary man in a dead end job discovers that he is actually the descendant of an ancient hero. He must travel to a mystical world to train to become a Monster Hunter, before the mythical creatures from that world destroy ours.
Like Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, which grossed $312 million worldwide, Monster Hunter will shoot in South Africa, in and around Cape Town.
Special effects will be supplied by Toronto’s Technicolor-owned Mr. X, which worked on the Resident Evil franchise, confirming this will probably look and feel similar to the Resident Evil films.
Monster Hunter is envisioned as a film series.