Monster Hunter Featurette Compares Film’s Monsters To Game’s
The Rathalos has been given a similar treatment, and it seems like it will serve as one of the greatest enemies Milla Jovovich’s character faces from the film. Despite an early teaser focusing heavily on machine guns, the movie will feature traditional Monster Hunter weapons, too. Jovovich will be using double blades to match what she uses when she plays with the game, and Tony Jaa’s character utilizes a huge sword and a bow.
Monster Hunter is now planned to launch in theatres this December. The sport franchise is not slowing down, either, with both Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories two coming to Nintendo Switch in 2021.
The forthcoming Monster Hunter film has drawn some worried looks from fans for not appearing to have much in common with its source material, but in a new featurette, director Paul W.S. Anderson sat down with all the games’ creators to show them how the movie is striving for precision. This includes pulling a few creatures straight out of the matches.
The husband-and-wife group of Anderson and Jovovich have been collaborating for almost two decades, having worked together on the live-action Resident Evil films, as well.
Several monsters, including the enormous Rathalos, are featured in the brief video.
Game director Kaname Fujioka and manufacturer Ryozo Tsujimoto were both involved in the process, and Anderson explained the Diablos monster was among the first they began dialing in. As you can see in the comparison shots, the design is quite similar to the one in Monster Hunter World, using exactly the very same tusks on either side of the mouth along with enormous teeth in the middle. The horns are straightened out, but it is a relatively minor difference.