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Monster Hunter movie from Paul W.S. Anderson on the cards

Tuesday, 11th September 2012 03:52 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Capcom may get a chance to expand its Hollywood aspirations with a Monster Hunter adaptation.

According to Andriasang‘s translation of a Japanese interview, Resident Evil: Retribution director Paul W.S. Anderson indicated his interest in such a project.

“Recently, I’ve been loving Monster Hunter. A film conversion is currently in planning,” he said.

Unfortunately, the nature of the Japanese text doesn’t make it clear whether Anderson means he’s just thinking about it or whether a deal is in the works.

Anderson’s Resident Evil movies, starring partner Milla Jovovich, are among the most successful gaming films; he was also behind Mortal Kombat, Dead or Alive and science fiction efforts like Event Horizon.

Monster Hunter sells like the proverbial hotcakes in Japan and although it has been only patchily localised has performed well enough in the west. Its take on hardcore action RPG is particularly effective in multiplayer.

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2 Comments

  1. locus2k1

    Capcom, could it please be possible to take all the money that is about to be spent scripting, planning and recording this movie (which, going by the average standard of video game movies, will likely be not that amazing), and just translate the games a little bit quicker please?

    Just my two cents really.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. TheBlackHole

    Anderson is a hack. The only film he’s done of any quality was Event Horizon, but he ruined all that with tripe like AvP.

    Leave well alone.

    #2 2 years ago

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