Netflix Drops Trailer For Animated ‘Monster Hunter’

Capcom’s popular Monster Hunter video game series is expanding its horizons.

Fresh off last year’s live-action Monster Hunter feature film, Netflix will debut the animated movie Monster HunterLegends of the Guild Aug. 12, as reported by comicbook.com. Check out the trailer for the new CGI film on this page.

The animated movie will present a brand-new story in the Monster Hunter universe, and will spotlight Aiden–a young character who will help the monster hunter Julius and his cohorts battle an Elder Dragon “in the hope of restoring the balance of nature.”

The film, according to the official synopsis, will take place “in a world where humans and fearsome monsters live in an uneasy balance.” In the main storyline, Aiden “fights to save his village from destruction by a dragon.”

The new movie–helmed by first-time director Steven F. Yamamoto– features the voice talents of Ben Rausch, Erica Lindbeck and Dante Basco.

The 2020 Monster Hunter live-action film was written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starred Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa and Ron Perlman.

The Capcom Monster Hunter video game series–which started out in 2004 for PlayStation 2–unveiled its most recent entry, Monster Hunter Stories 2Wings of Ruin, earlier this month. The franchise–which has sold more than 72 million units worldwide–is Capcom’s second best-selling series following Resident Evil.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the expanding Monster Hunter universe.

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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