Milla Jovovich is shooting a movie right now which is based on the video game Monster Hunter, directed by her husband Paul W.S. Anderson. The actress just posted a first look at the character that she is playing in the movie.
The character’s name is Captain Natalie Artemis and Jovovich defines her as a Ranger and a Monster Hunter. after looking at the photo, it looks like she had a hell of a long day fighting monsters!
The story for the new movie is based on the leader of a UN military team (Jovovich) who is shipped to another realm populated by killer monsters. That where she teams up with a Hunter (Jaa) to close a portal to stop monsters from reaching to Earth.
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Captain Natalie Artemis. Ranger. Monster Hunter. Just a little peek for all the @monsterhunterworld fans out there who were worried the other day.😉 Here is Captain Artemis wearing a “slinger” on her arm. I will also post a pic at some point of some of the incredible MH weapons we’ve recreated for the film.👊🏼 #monsterhuntermovie #monsterhunterworld #tankwadiary
Capcom released the Monster Hunter video game about 14 years ago on PlayStation 2 and has since developed and has been made available on a variety of platforms. The games are action role-playing games and the players take the role of a Hunter, “slaying or trapping large monsters across various landscapes as part of quests given to them by the locals. As part of its core gameplay loop, players use loot gained from slaying monsters, gathering resources, and quest rewards to craft improved weapons, armor, and other items that allow them to face more powerful monsters.”
When Anderson first reported that he was developing the project years ago, he described it like this:
For every Monster, there is a Hero. An ordinary man in a dead end job discovers that he is actually the descendant of an ancient hero. He must travel to a mystical world to train to become a Monster Hunter before the mythical creatures from that world destroy ours.
He went on to talk about how there aren’t any central characters from the game to develop the story around and along with some of the imagery that he is hoping to bring to life.
“There are no real central characters so it’s a bit like when we first approached Resident Evil and imposed our own characters and story on that world. I think this is a perfect IP for us to do exactly that same thing again. The Monster Hunter world includes these huge deserts that make the Gobi Desert look like a sandbox, and they have ships that sail through the sand. These full-on galleons, but rather than sailing on the ocean waves, they sail through waves of sand…You’re fighting these giant creatures, some as big as a city block. They live underneath the Earth and when they burst out, it’s like the best of Dune. You also have these flying dragons, giant spiders, the most wonderful creatures.”