'Resident Evil' Duo To Tackle MONSTER HUNTER Franchise For The Big Screen

Deadline reported on Monday that Paul W.S. Anderson and producing partner Jeremy Bolt are now well on the way to adapt the hit Capcom video game, Monster Hunter for the big screen. The widely popular game series hailing from Japan for the Playstation 2 first emerged in 2004 and has since succeed with up to a dozen games spanning several consoles and platforms with a thirteenth already on the way for March.
For every Monster, there is a Hero. An ordinary man in a dead end job discovers that he is actually the descendant of an ancient hero. He must travel to a mystical world to train to become a Monster Hunter, before the mythical creatures from that world destroy ours.
The news comes in the wake of major success for Anderson in the years since he proved himself back with the 1995 adaptation of Mortal Kombat. His latest milestone will likely arrive with the release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the sixth installment of the live-action video game franchise starring Milla Jovovich which is soon to reach the billion dollar mark for Screen Gems.

Anderson, who has already completed the film's script, will be joined by fellow Resident Evil film series producer and producing partner at Impact Pictures, Jeremy Bolt in a move to turn Monster Hunter into an equally sizable franchise for budgets within the $50 million dollar range for each film - same as the Resident Evil films. For this, they have also assembled a proof package with stills and VFX renderings and a detailed plan that will include partnering with Dennis Berardi, co-founder and president of Toronto-based VFX house Mr. X.

You can read more about what Anderson and Bolt are saying about both franchises and more at Deadline.


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