When an unexpected sandstorm transports Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.
Monster Hunter, directed by Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil’s Paul W.S. Anderson, is based on the global video game series phenomenon. It is produced by Impact Pictures and Constatin Films with a scheduled released date set for April 23, 2021.
Afterthought: So…though I have not played the Monster Hunter game, I have seen them enough to know what they are about. And this does not look like it…for now. We all know that Jovovich and Anderson have a long storied history with the Resident Evil franchise which has seen success despite the misgivings from fans of the video game series. This trailer looks like that. However, it’s only a quarter minute long and, according to the synopsis, a sandstorm carries them to a mysterious world. So perhaps that is where we get to see whether or not the movie will actually have aesthetics from the games. For me, a quarter minute trailer is not going to do it. I need to see a full 90 second trailer before any type of judgement can be passed. So, here’s to hoping that Monster Hunter does not fall under the “video game movie curse.”