Sony announced Wednesday that it has set the release date for “Monster Hunter,” the next film from “Resident Evil” director/actor duo Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich. The film will be released by Screen Gems on September 4, 2020.
Based on the Capcom video game series, “Monster Hunter” will see Jovovich play Lt. Artemis, the leader of a military unit who is transported to a parallel world dominated by ferocious monsters. In her desperate battle for survival, she teams up with a mysterious man (Tony Jaa) who has found a way to fight back. Ron Perlman also stars.
Jovovich and Anderson collaborated on six “Resident Evil” films between 2002 and 2016, with Jovovich starring and Anderson serving as writer and producer on all six, with Anderson also directing four of the six installments. The pair married in 2009. Anderson has been working on a script for the film since 2012, with Capcom formally announcing the film last October.
Constatin Films, which is co-producing “Monster Hunter,” is also developing a reboot for “Resident Evil,” with Johannes Roberts attached to write and direct.