Back in 2016, we first learned that Capcom was planning a Monster Hunter movie with Resident Evil film director Paul W. S. Anderson at the helm. The project was silent for a long time before being re-introduced with a new plot and Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich as the main character. Filming kicked off late last year with a budget of $60 million, and now it has progressed to the point where Sony Pictures is confident in setting a release date.
According to a Deadline report, Sony Pictures has scheduled the film in for September 4, 2020, or about two years after it began filming. Deadline also notes that this makes it the only movie scheduled for Labor Day weekend 2020 thus far. Here's the latest breakdown of what you can expect from the Monster Hunter movie.
Behind our world, there is another — a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (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, terrifying attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man (Tony Jaa) who has found a way to fight back.
Tip "T.I." Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung and Ron Perlman co-star in Monster Hunter, and Anderson also produces alongside Robert Kulzer, Martin Moszkowicz, Jeremy Bolt and Dennis Berard.