More than a week ago, we reported on the first teaser of the movie adaptation of the Monster Hunter series. Today, its creators have published a full version of the trailer, which lasts over two minutes. The movie is directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, best known for the Resident Evil movie series, which, despite extremely poor ratings from critics and viewers, has brought huge profits to the producers. The movie is due to debut in cinemas at the end of December, but the launch is expected to be moved to next year.
Those who have been following the project for a long time, as well as those who know the director's work, will not be surprised if instead of a fantastic and colorful world known from the game, the first thing they see in the trailer is a group of contemporary American soldiers on patrol somewhere in the Middle East. The troops, led by the character played by Milla Jovovich, privately married to Paul W. S. Anderson, is moved to another world inhabited by powerful beasts. The heroes will try to return home and will be forced to defeat several dangerous monsters. They will be helped by new allies encountered during the adventure.
Fans of Monster Hunter are not particularly happy with the form in which it has been transferred to the silver screen. It's not only about the presence of Americans using modern weapons to fight the monsters, but also about the lack of many key elements known from the game. At the end of the trailer Milla Jovovich uses dual blades, one of the dozen or so weapons available in the original, there are also some references to other elements of the game, but overall, in terms of tone and content, the movie does not resemble its video game counterpart.