The news that Milla Jovovich would be starring in a new Monster Hunter live-action movie went live last year to a very mixed reception based on the modern military take and while it has since been confirmed that the aesthetic was due to a very key plot point, that didn't stop dedicated fans from worrying that the film was doomed. While we still don't have an officially released video to judge for ourselves, it looks like the Monster Hunter movie trailer has leaked early, which can be seen below:
在今日(17日)舉辦的上海國際電影節上首先公開了《魔物獵人》真人電影的 30 秒前導預告，本片預計於 2020 年上映。 電影劇情將敘述聯合國部隊進入了通往另一個世界的傳送門，並在那協同其住民與巨型怪物戰鬥。該世界的人類必須與聯合國部隊們共同努力守護其傳送門以免怪物來到地球。...
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We also had our first look at the synopsis earlier this year:
"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."
The first look we ever had of the film showed only the modern-day military style. Because that's such a drastic pivot from how the franchise usually works, many were worried that this wouldn't feel like a Monster Hunter experience at all. Perhaps the leaked footage will put some of those worries to rest. Or not, you never know.
The director of the film, Paul W.S. Anderson, also sat down with the team over at IGN last year to talk about Milla's character, "She is the game player, in a way, she is the audience's avatar, their way into the world," Anderson mentioned when discussing his vision for Artemis.
The director added, "The idea that there was this Ancient Civilization that existed in the deep parts, and which, when you're playing the games, you sometimes kind of stumble upon the ruins of this civilization, an advanced civilization that brought about its own destruction. And one of those sets of ruins provides a big backdrop for the final act of the film. So it's a pretty varied landscape. I mean, you're not gonna get as many landscapes as you would if you spent fifty hours playing Monster Hunter World, but I think for a two-hour movie, you're going to really go on an amazing journey with amazing visuals."
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