Monster Hunter movie first look actually has a monster hunter

November 20, 2018 1 min read

If for whatever reason you've been following the production of the Monster Hunter movie, there is plenty to be worried about. The Resident Evil film husband-and-wife team of leading actress Milia Jovovich and writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson are adapting the video game franchise to the big screen, and set photos from Jovovich featuring militaristic uniforms and present-day weaponry have raised concerns that this will be Monster Hunter in name only.

Have no fear, Ong-Bak star Tony Jaa in full Monster Hunter regalia is here!

Jaa is portraying "The Hunter," while Jovovich is Captain Natalie Artemis, one of several members of a United Nations military team who is transported into an alternate dimension through a portal. Artemis, as seen in the tweet embedded below, is wielding a slinger, while the Hunter carries a Giant Jawblade. The premise of the film will have this team, along with Jaa's character presumably, defend the portal to prevent monsters from invading our world. Ron Perlman and T.I. have also been cast in this film as "Admiral" and "Link" respectively.

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