In an age where most “teaser” trailers tell you the entire plot of the film, it’s refreshing how brief a look we get at the upcoming Monster Hunter adaptation. Also, maybe 16 seconds is all you wanted to see of this movie anyway?
If you were expecting a more faithful adaptation of the Monster Hunter World game, then you haven’t been paying attention. The film stars Milla Jovovich as Captain Artemis, leader of a group of soldiers transported to an alternate world where giant monsters rule and guns don’t matter. There, they meet a Hunter of said monsters, played by Tony Jaa, and they must band together to survive the “ultimate showdown”. Don’t worry, everyone gets an appropriately-oversized weapon of their choice; this is a Monster Hunter movie after all. Also, the monster in the teaser is a Black Diablos, one of the tougher beasties from MHW, so the creature design is looking authentic.
Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, giant monsters, and Ron Perlman – obviously I’m going to watch it, but it seems fans of the game series aren’t super impressed, so far. Holding thumbs for the proper trailer.
Monster Hunter is due to release, in actual cinemas, some time in December.