The Paul W.S. Anderson Monster Hunter movie was delayed to next year, but Sony Pictures still wants us to remember it exists. Toward that end, it has released a basic plot overview for the film, elaborating on previously known details. Milla Jovovich is still a soldier from our world. Tony Jaa is still the human embodiment of badass (oh and also a monster hunter). And Jovovich and her team still get sucked into Jaa’s world of monsters. Now we get some additional details to fill in the blanks on the Capcom game series adaptation, via ComicBook.com:
Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.
Okay, so maybe the Monster Hunter movie plot isn’t Shakespeare. But it’s better than nothing, at least in the literal sense. It can’t be any worse than Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich’s Resident Evil canon anyway. And if all else fails, there is still the Mega Man movie to keep hopes of terrific Capcom film adaptations alive.