‘Monster Hunter’ Trailer Teases Horrors, New Release Date

Let the hunt officially begin! The first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Monster Hunter film–based on the popular Capcom video game franchise–packs a big punch in a small package.

Not only does the 17-second trailer (seen below) give fans a close-up look at an eye-opening Diablos monster and the carnage it can cause, but it reveals yet another release date for the film, as reported by movieweb.com.

Monster Hunter–written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson for Sony Pictures–apparently now will be a Christmas present for horror fans. The teaser clip–which crams a lot of action into its brief running time–clearly says the movie will open only in theaters in December.

The film originally had been slated to open Sept. 4 of this year, then was bumped back to Apr. 23, 2021 and now (by all accounts) will hit the big screen in a couple of months. Welcome–once again–to 2020.

Anderson–who made his horror bones with such video game-to-movie hits as Mortal Kombat (1995) and the Resident Evil series (2002-2016)–has crafted a tale in Monster Hunter that follows a military unit led by Capt. Natalie Artemis that is transported by an unexpected sandstorm to a new and dangerous world populated by enormous, terrifying monsters.

Artemis and her unit meet up with humans–known as Hunters–who are engaged in violent battles with these creatures. Both groups realize they must “combine their unique abilities and band together for the ultimate showdown.”

The film–described by Anderson as “my most favorite movie I’ve ever made”–stars Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Clifford “T.I.” Harris Jr., Ron Perlman, Diego Boneta and Meagan Good. The producers include Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Dennis Berardi, Robert Kulzer and Martin Moszkowicz.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates that may be lurking in the weeds for Monster Hunter.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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