The silver screen adaptation of Capcom’s Monster Hunter has been delayed. In other words, the upcoming Monster Hunter movie is no longer set to debut on September 4th, 2020, but now on April 23rd, 2021. As one would expect, this is due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The PG-13 movie, based on Capcom’s ongoing series of action-adventure games, has faced a delay. That’s right, the film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson with Tencent Pictures overseeing distribution will hit the big screen on April 23rd, 2021.
According to publication site hollywoodreporter.com, due to coronavirus concerns, plans have shifted and caused the team to push the forthcoming film back.
Aside from that information, no reshoots have been announced, and the cast remains the same. With that said, you can view the current names and their roles right here:
- Milla Jovovich — Captain Natalie Artemis
- Tony Jaa — The Hunter
- Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Jr. — Link
- Ron Perlman — The Admiral
- Diego Boneta — N/A
- Meagan Good — N/A
- Josh Helman — N/A
- Jin Au-Yeung — N/A
As for the movie’s story, Jovovich plays “Captain Natalie Artemis,” a member of the United Nations military. The team falls into “a portal to an alternate world” where “hunters fight giant monsters.” From here, her team must prevent the monsters from entering the portal and heading to earth. Additionally, Jaa’s “Hunter” character must team up with Jovovich to prevent the monsters from reaching said portal.
Moreover, seeing that a lot of video games are turning into movies (since a lot of people in Hollywood and elsewhere are bankrupt of solid ideas), expect to see even more popular franchises in the games industry to pop up on the silver screen in the coming months or years.
Lastly, production companies like Screen Gems, Impact Pictures, Constantin Film, Tencent Pictures, and Toho will help out with this movie too. As noted above, Monster Hunter is set to make its debut next year on April 23rd.