Capcom officially announced its plans working on Monster Hunter live action movie which is currently under development by Constantin Film.

We have heard about the movie adoption of Capcom’s most successful franchise Monster Hunter in the past but last night, Capcom decided to confirm the word officially. As per the news, Paul W.S. Anderson will be directing the movie, who has previously worked on Resident Evil films and the Mortal Kombat.

The director is re-teaming with his crew along with the publishers Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer, Martin Moszkowicz and Dennis Berardi (who also serves as the Head of VFX for the film). The movie will feature familiar characters as featured in the game, including Admiral. Here’s what the team said regarding game’s plot;

MONSTER HUNTER, the film tells the story of two heroes who come from different worlds to defeat a shared danger, the powerful, deadly and magnificent monsters that inhabit the land.

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Capcom didn’t reveal anything related to the movie’s release window but they did confirm that principal photography is scheduled to start sometime this month in Namibia and South Africa. While regarding the release in different parts of the world, here’s what they said;

Constantin Film will release the movie in German Speaking Territories, Tencent Pictures in China and Toho Film in Japan. Sony’s Screen Gems will release the film in the U.S. with the studio’s Sony Pictures Releasing International handling distribution in the rest of the world.

Further details regarding the game’s release will be shared soon. Stay tuned for more updates!

Source: Polygon