A full trailer for the upcoming movie adaptation of Capcom’s Monster Hunter series has been released by IGN, giving us a look at some monsters, a bit of Tony Jaa, and, er, the US military.
It’s a shame that the movie has to go with the modern-soldiers-being-teleported-to-another-world angle instead of being solely set in the Monster Hunter games’ setting, but there’s at least a good number of scenes featuring the monsters. I’m not familiar enough with Monster Hunter to recognize any of them, although Tony Jaa’s Hunter helpfully namedrops the Diablos.
There’s also some bits of action involving non-modern weaponry and a glimpse of the Handler. Sadly, there aren’t enough scenes of Tony Jaa.
The movie is directed by the Resident Evil movies’ Paul W.S. Anderson and stars those movies’ Milla Jovovich as the lead. The trailer’s YouTube description describes the movie as such:
“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 Captain 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. Based on the global video game series phenomenon Monster Hunter, the film is written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat).”