Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson says his upcoming live-action adaptation of Capcom’s Monster Hunter with Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa is 100% finished and ready for release next year.
He tells SyFy: “The movie is 100 percent finished. We were supposed to be releasing it on Labor Day weekend but we pushed it into 2021, but it’s completely done. So it’s coming out April 23 of next year. For me, it’s my most favorite movie I’ve ever made. It has a rather unique look to it.”
He adds: “One of the things I fell in love with when I first played the game … was not only all the creatures but also the environments they lived it. They really did a great job of creating this world, this environment, this wild habitat, that they lived in. It’s this incredible world that they created. You’re plunged into another world. It’s wonderful escapism and when the world starts to right itself and people can go back to theaters, that’s exactly what people will want and need is to escape for a couple of hours into a different realm. And that’s what Monster Hunter has in spades, and that’s why I was so excited to turn it into a movie.”
Directed by Anderson, Monster Hunter co-stars Ron Perlman, TI, and Diego Boneta. It (hopefully) hits theaters on April 23, 2021.