Monster Hunter movie delayed to April 23rd, 2021

Lawrence Kim
July 14, 2020

The movie now won't launch until April 23rd, 2021, which is about seven months out from the original plan.

Sony Pictures has delayed its upcoming Monster Hunter movie to next year.

Competition aside, however, the pandemic has already had an effect on production schedules across the world - several major projects in the United Kingdom have already been put on hold throughout the summer - and Monster Hunter is unlikely to have proved a particular exception.

The film adaptation will be led by Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil franchise) and Tony Jaa.

In a recent interview with Empire Magazine (via Syfy Wire), director Paul W.S. Anderson revealed new details about Sony Pictures' forthcoming film adaptation of Monster Hunter, teasing the 50-60 ft. tall monsters that action star Milla Jovovich will have to face in the film. Jovovich's Artimis teams up with The Hunter to, well, hunt monsters.

Anderson wrote and directed the first Resident Evil, and went on to write and/or direct the franchise's subsequent five sequels, up to and including 2016's Resident Evil: The Final Chapter - all of which starred his wife Milla. Aside from his contributions to that franchise, he also gave us the abysmal Mortal Kombat movie in 1995.

Monster Hunter, based on the Capcom video game of the same name, will join the backlog of these genre-similar films, along with many others affected by the pandemic. " Whatever you say, Mr. Anderson".

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