Paul W.S Anderson Provides More Information On Monster Hunter Movie

We’ve already had a trailer for the Pokemon: Detective Pikachu movie which seems to have split some of the fan-base. Now comes some information about the Monster Hunter Movie which is either going to be great, or not so good. Slash Film has caught up with director Paul W.S Anderson to get some insight into the beast slaying movie.

Was Monster Hunter a game you were obsessed with like you were Resident Evil?
I became aware of the game 10 years ago. I’ve been a long term fan of Monster Hunter before most people in the west even knew what it was. Partly because I spend a lot of time in Japan and I fell in love with the imagery of the game and started talking to Capcom about it nine years ago. It’s definitely a passion project of mine, nine years in the making.

Is it similar to Resident Evil in that you’re creating new, original characters like Alice was?

No, the movie has a lot of characters from the video game in it. There’s The Handler and Admiral, Aiden, Aiden’s Handler. We wanted Palico. It’s very much a movie of the video game, but in Monster Hunter you get to create your own character when you go in there. You don’t get to play Lara Craft or Jill Valentine. You get to play your own creation, and there is definitely an element of that in there. Some of the leading characters will be fresh characters but that’s a reflection of what the video game is. It’s definitely a movie that is firmly and fully entrenched in the world of the video game, as you would expect with me having worked with Capcom for nine years on adapting it and bringing it to the screen.

Do you get to realize all the monsters from the game or create any new ones?

Listen, I don’t need to create any new monsters. There’s such a vast array of amazing creatures over the years. We’re leaning quite heavily on the favorite creatures from Monster Hunter World which is the latest game, but we’re also bringing in what I think are some of the fabulous monsters from some of the earlier games and well, and some of the imagery from the earlier games. So I think for fans of Monster Hunter World, you’ll recognize that world and the characters from that world very much, but also it’ll be a callback to some of the favorite moments and creatures from some of the earlier games, which hopefully will get people excited to check out those earlier games as well because there’s some magnificent imagery and monsters in those earlier games as well that I think a lot of people who have just played Monster Hunter World may not be aware of.



  1. “either going to be great, or not so good.” actually, it’s going to be great BECAUSE it’ll be bad
    also I’m surprised they’re saying they haven’t made any new monsters for the film, I would’ve thought there’d be at least new one, maybe as the final one or something.

  2. Still expecting a shitstorm after the picture we got awhile back & because of the plot synopsis on Wikipedia.

    That aside, I’m disappointed they won’t have a new monster in the game. The monster could have been free DLC for Monster Hunter World either when the movie hit theaters or when the movie released to home media.

  3. First confirmation of Palico/Lynians as far as I know. I wondered if they might shy away from that. I guess Rocket Raccoon has proven audiences don’t mind a little fluffyness in their action movies.

    I’m all for it.

    ‘Squirrel Girl’ for the next wave of Marvel movies! Yes Please.

  4. “Listen, I don’t need to create any new monsters.”

    Well that’s not sharp and condescending at all….

    1. If this movie follows the same path as his Resident Evil films, the first Monster Hunter film will be awesome and will feel like it’s part of the games’ canon. Every consecutive film, however, will be good from an action standpoint while the rest of the movie is just meh.

      As far as I’m concerned, the first Resident Evil film is a classic and is perfect. As for the rest of the films, I can do without them. ESPECIALLY since the last film was such a letdown as it only brought Claire back and because of how Wesker was made into some guy’s bitch ass lackey who’s final death was him dying because a fucking door fell on his foot! The games gave Wesker a far better death and I hear that death isn’t that great, either, so it’s not saying much.

      1. alice was only mentioned in one game code veronica in a report file found during the game. so in a way she’s not canon to the plot just a NPC so the movies tell a better story than the mediocre movies of some bimbo action wannabee instead of a real hero like leon kennedy, claire redfield barry burton or jill valentine Those are canon characters not the action wannabe only mentiond briefly in a report file.

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