By: John M Jerva
Here’s one movie that may see the light of day when it’s supposed to as it is being reported that the live action video game adaptation Monster Hunter starring Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa is complete and in the can.
The news comes via Deadline who interviewed Constantine Films head in charge Martin Moszkowicz.
“Monster Hunter is still set for a September worldwide release. We are delivering it this week,” Moszkowicz stated in the interview.
Unfortunately, news for their Netflix Resident Evil series doesn’t sound as promising as it is likely to be delayed. The series was set to film this June but now they are in deep discussions with the streaming service as to when to schedule the show so don’t look for it anytime in the foreseeable future.
Jovovich and Jaa Star in the sci-fi action pic which “centers on the leader of a UN military team named Artemis, played by Jovovich, who is transported to another realm populated by monsters. There she meets the Hunter (Jaa), with the two teaming up to close a portal to prevent monsters from attacking earth.”
The film also stars Ron Perlman (Drive), T.I. Harris (Ant-Man and The Wasp), Diego Boneta (Luis Miguel, Rock of Ages), as well as Meagan Good (Code Black) and Josh Helman (X-Men: Days of Future Past).
Paul W.S. Anderson who ran the Resident Evil franchise also helms this one as well and I’m eagerly awaiting to see some footage from this one. Hopefully Jaa will be utilized to the best of his abilities unlike his role in xXx: Rise of Xander Cage so we will shall see.
The film is set for a September 4th worldwide rollout so hopefully it will hit the target as new films this year are an endangered species to say the least as theaters and Hollywood remain on lockdown due to the current situation.