– by Joseph Jammer Medina

In the whole discussion of video game movies in the near future — you know, between the Marios, Sonics, and whatnot — one franchise tends to get overlooked: Monster Hunter. Sure, it doesn’t have the same brand recognition or history, but you don’t have to look hard to find the many passionate fans out there.

But will it make a good movie? And can we really expect to see a huge, successful Monster Hunter film from Paul W.S. Anderson, the same dude responsible for all those Resident Evil films? We’ll have to wait and see, but thanks to IGN, we have a first image — and it looks straight out of the video game, for better or worse.


Below is the official synopsis for Monster Hunter:

“Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, revolting attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man who has found a way to fight back.”

What do you think of the first official image? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.