Sony Pushes Back Monster Hunter to Spring 2021

The Monster Hunter series has been one of the video game industry’s best-selling franchises for over 16 years. So it makes sense that expectations are high for the upcoming film adaptation headlined by Milla Jovovich. However, it looks like fans are going to wait a bit longer for the movie to hit theaters. Vital Thrills is reporting that Monster Hunter has vacated its September 4 premiere date due to coronavirus concerns. Instead, the film will now arrive on April 23, 2021.

Monster Hunter reunites Jovovich with her husband, writer and director Paul W.S. Anderson, after they previously collaborated on the Resident Evil series. The film also stars Tony Jaa, T.I. Harris, and Ron Perlman in supporting roles. Sony debuted the first images from the movie almost two years ago. For some reason, the studio has yet to release an official trailer. However, a leaked teaser began making the rounds last summer.

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Sony recently unveiled a pair of character posters spotlighting Jovovich’s Captain Natalie Artemis and Jaa’s Hunter. Earlier this week, Empire also premiered a new image that shows Artemis wielding the iconic Dual Blades from the video games. Of course, most gamers are probably just excited to see the titular monsters in action. And in a recent interview with SYFY, Anderson promised that fans won’t be disappointed with how the beasts look.

“All our monsters are 50-60 feet tall,” said Anderson. “They’re really amazing. We’re building them in even more detail than the dinosaurs of Jurassic World. And they look even better, because we shot on real locations in South Africa and Namibia, which gives the animators something to really match into: real wind, real dust, real sun-flare. The monsters are the only CG thing in there.”

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