“I wished to recapture the sensation of once I first performed the online game. I got here to the sport not figuring out something about it. And as a stranger, I used to be immersed on this world containing these superb landscapes and these superb creatures that will kick my ass,” Anderson mentioned. “And I assumed, ‘I need that. That needs to be the filmgoing expertise as effectively.'”This strategy necessitated making a protagonist who was an outsider, which led to the creation of Jovovich’s character Captain Natalie Artemis, a navy officer whose elite unit finds themselves transported to the hostile, anonymous world of Monster Hunter the place there are a lot of grotesque methods to die because of the native, ahem, wildlife.
However whereas Artemis is an unique character, her weapon of selection within the film will likely be acquainted to avid gamers: the Twin Blades. Anderson defined to IGN in an interview earlier this yr that the weapon was chosen “as a result of I love Dual Blades and that’s what I use. It’s so simple as that!”
Try our unique new picture of Milla Jovovich’s Artemis within the gallery beneath:
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“I experimented with totally different weapons in the course of the sport and was able to kill more monsters with those blades,” Jovovich recalled earlier this yr. “I assumed they’d look actually lovely in an motion sequence.” Along with the Twin Blades, Artemis additionally carries a carving knife on her thigh and a Slinger on her left arm.
Jovovich shares the display screen with Tony Jaa, who performs the Hunter, the film’s model of Monster Hunter: World’s Subject Workforce Chief. As revealed within the movie’s promotional imagery, his weapon of selection is the Nice Sword.
The movie will use creatures primarily from Monster Hunter: World, with Anderson confirming at NYCC that his film contains much less threatening-looking creatures resembling the brawny Felyne called Meowscular Chef, the previous accomplice of the Admiral (performed within the movie by Hellboy’s Ron Perlman), together with the scary likes of Rathalos and Diablos.
“I like the Rathalos, as a result of the Rathalos is just about the rock star of the Monster Hunter video video games,” Anderson mentioned at NYCC. “It has been in almost the entire video games. It is most likely one of many hardest creatures to kill. It is simply badass. So I am very excited that that is in our film.”
We’ll all see extra of what’s within the Monster Hunter film when the primary home trailer premieres proper right here on IGN this Wednesday, October 14, at 6am PT!Along with the trailer, search for extra unique Monster Hunter content material to roll out this week, beginning with one other unique new picture from the movie coming Tuesday, October 13.