Resident Evil Director Signs Up For Monster Hunter Movie

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Nov 22, 2016
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Capcom’s beloved action-RPG series, Monster Hunter, is heading to the big screen. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, the man responsible for turning Resident Evil into a six-movie, billion dollar grossing franchise, Capcom are clearly hoping he can repeat his success. Yet while Monster’s bare bones story makes the franchise an odd choice for a movie adaptation, Anderson couldn’t be more excited.

“What I love about Monster Hunter is the incredibly beautiful, immersive world they’ve created,” Anderson told Deadline. “It’s on the level of like a Star Wars movie, in terms of world creation. There are no real central characters so it’s a bit like when we first approached Resident Evil and imposed our own characters and story on that world.”

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Details on the film are light, with the film’s release date unknown. Anderson has however, revealed that Monster Hunter will have a fairly modest $50 million budget and that he will be aiming for it to carry a PG-13 rating.  While the brand is still niche in the west, it’s a genuine phenomenon in the East . After the success of the Warcraft movie in China, it seems like Capcom are hungry for a piece of that pie.

If you’ve ever dreamed of movies with less plot and more screen-consuming swords, then your prayers have been answered.

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