Milla Jovovich posts first Monster Hunter movie set pictures

The Monster Hunter film is currently filming and Jovovich has given us all another taste with a new picture.


While the finer details still elude us, a few more images have been shared from the set of the film bringing Capcom's monstrous gaming series to life. The Monster Hunter film is being led by Milla Jovovich, an actress that is no stranger to video game to film adaptations, and she's shared an image from the set of the movie.

Source: Kotaku

Via this image reported by Kotaku and previous ones from behind the scenes, we can assume this take on Monster Hunter will be very different from the games. We've not seen the monsters yet, but it seems the story focuses on a modern military unit instead of a faction utilizing more archaic weaponry. The full synopsis for the film is unknown, at this time, but we do know that the UN military unit ends up in another dimension. Thus, that unit will likely run into some hunters equipped with garb similar to what we've seen throughout the games.

We're seemingly at a stage where Hollywood recognizes that the gaming industry is ripe for tales that could bring audiences into theaters. Television producers, as well, see a gold mine. Detective Pikachu and Netflix's Castlevania along with the upcoming Witcher series are a few examples, but are certainly only the beginning. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.

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    November 12, 2018 11:35 AM

    Charles Singletary Jr posted a new article, Milla Jovovich posts first Monster Hunter movie set pictures

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      November 12, 2018 5:25 PM

      Wait it's going to be modern day? I thought the game was all fantasy swords and stuff

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        November 12, 2018 6:00 PM

        It's easy. Modern day sells.

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        November 12, 2018 6:28 PM

        It is, movie is going to be modern Marines fall through a portal and have to kill giant monsters. Will probably be horrible and totally miss the point of these games and their relationship to equipment and the hunt.

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      November 12, 2018 8:00 PM

      Why does Hollywood suck so hard at video game movies? The fan base is there, the script is written, but they just have to muck it all up.

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        November 12, 2018 9:22 PM

        New Tomb Raider was pretty decent!

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        November 12, 2018 9:34 PM

        Let's be honest - most games have shit generic stories. They don't need good stories to be good games. Good gameplay is more than enough. Even many good game stories don't translate well into movies. Hollywood tries to make a quick buck by piggybacking on the popularity of such games without putting in the time to write a good story.

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          November 12, 2018 9:45 PM

          Sure. And then there's Detective Pikachu apparently getting set to laugh all the way to the bank...

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          November 13, 2018 5:00 AM

          So taking a shit story and making it even worse... Is better? An improvement? They'd turn Bioshock into a romcom and wonder why it failed.

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