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The creatures in the upcoming “Monster Hunter” film from Paul W.S. Anderson will re-create several of the most notable foes in the original Capcom video games the movie is based on, Rathalos and Diablos monsters.In a recent video for Sony, the game series’ producer Ryozo Tsujimoto said the show is trying to stay true to the original concept of the monsters in the games while giving them high-definition upgrades.The Rathalos and Diablos, both gargantuan horned dragons, face off against the film’s heroine, Captain Artemis, played by Milla Jovovich. Artemis’ military unit (which includes Cliff ‘T.I’ Harris, Diego Boneta and Tony Jaa) is swept off to an alien world during a sandstorm. Of course, that alien world is chock-full of mythical creatures and flesh-eating dinosaurs that Jovovich’s character must dispose of with gigantic flaming swords.Also Read: 'Monster Hunter' Trailer: Milla Jovovich Fends Off Gigantic Dragons With Fire Swords (Video)Besides some slight coloration changes and straightening out the curved horns on the Diablos monster, both it and the Rathalos look nearly identical to their game counterparts.Kaname Fujioka, the game’s director, said the animations in the movie look “very, very close to the game.”In the trailer, a herd of Apceros (the fictionalized, and deadlier version of an Anklyosaurus) fans out across a lake and prepares to charge. Fujioka told Anderson the team wasn’t able to incorporate a huge group of the beasts into the “Monster Hunter” games, but was delighted to see it on film.Also Read: Matthew A Cherry to Direct King Tut Story as Feature Debut at Sony Pictures Animation“With the pack of Apceros, you guys were able to do something he wasn’t able to do in the game development, so he was really happy to see that,” Fujioka said, speaking for Tsujimoto as well. “And you incorporated so many things we discussed, so we are really thankful, really impressed.”The original “Monster Hunter” game was released by Capcom in 2004 for the PS2. The most recent game, “Monster Hunter: World” came out in 2018 and became Capcom’s best-selling game of all time, with over 16 million units sold by this June. Over 70% of those sales came from outside of Japan, Capcom said.Two new installments in the series — “Monster Hunter Rise” and “Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin” will come out next year for the Nintendo Switch.This project is Anderson and Jovovich’s latest video game to film adaptation — they also worked together on the live action “Resident Evil” films. “Monster Hunter” will hit theaters Dec. 30.Check out the full video interview with the original “Monster Hunter” creators below.Read original story Upcoming ‘Monster Hunter’ Film Re-Creates Fan Favorite Creatures From Original Game At TheWrap
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The most commercially successful video game movie franchise yet is about to reach its conclusion in ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.’ Sony just premiered the latest trailer at New York Comic Con, and now you can watch it above.
The end is nigh for the long-running ‘Resident Evil’ series – and soon enough, we’ll have a full-length trailer to prove it. The husband and wife team of writer-director Paul WS Anderson and star Milla Jovovich are currently in post-production on ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,’ the sixth and apparently last installment in the sci-fi horror franchise based on the hugely popular video game series. While we don’t see anyone else in this clip, ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ will reunite Jovovich with Ali Larter (co-star of third and fourth films ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’ and ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’) as fellow zombie killer Claire Redfield.
Much as we never anticipated seeing Alice as a little old lady, very few people expected ‘Resident Evil’ to have endured the way it has. The original 2002 film from writer-director Paul WS Anderson, based on the hugely popular video game series, received a mixed reaction from fans and largely negative reviews. Sequels ‘Resident Evil: Apocalypse’ (2004) and ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’ (2007), which Anderson did not direct, met a similarly lukewarm response.