The Monster Hunter movie has already been released in many territories across the globe, in fact it was released in the United States 167 days ago, but as the U.K. had just started a second lockdown at that time the movie did not hit our cinemas. That will all change on June 18th, the new release date for the film, assuming we don’t get Lockdown 3: Dream Warriors.
The movie cost around $60 million to make and so far has only recovered $41.5 million from ticket sales, but it has yet to release in large chunks of Europe or China. Sony have released a new clip of the film to promote the UK release which you can see below.
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, Monster Hunter is loosely based on the power-selling video game franchise instead of being a direct adaptation. Anderson is best known for his work on the Resident Evil film franchise (another Capcom partnership) with Milla Jovovich joining him once again as the lead actor. Here’s an official synopsis of the film:
Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.
Source: Press release