The latest venture, starring Milla Jovovich, which has surged to the third spot on the Netflix global charts, sees her reuniting on-celluloid with Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson.
This monstrous achievement is not limited to a specific region, as Monster Hunter also claims a position in the top ten in 26 countries, including Mexico, India, and more. The Killer maintains its reign at number one, closely followed by Best. Christmas. Ever!. Monster Hunter’s ascent right into the third spot in the global list within a week of being there speaks volumes about Jovovich’s star power as an action star.
The driving force behind Monster Hunter is none other than Paul W. S. Anderson, the creative mind responsible for the success of the Resident Evil film series from 2002 to 2016. Anderson, who married Milla Jovovich in 2009, has once again teamed up with the talented performer to bring audiences a thrilling cinematic experience ripped right out of yet another gripping video game.
Monster Hunter follows Captain Artemis, played by Jovovich, and her military team, who find themselves transported to a world inhabited by colossal monsters. As they navigate this dangerous territory, Artemis encounters a skilled hunter, played by Tony Jaa, and together, they face the relentless onslaught of monsters. The film is a high-octane action adventure, blending stunning visuals with intense battles as Artemis and her newfound ally strive to survive and find a way back home.
Anderson’s journey with Monster Hunter began in 2008 during his travels to Japan, where he discovered and became enamoured with the game series. Describing the film as a “passion project,” Anderson initiated discussions with Capcom to secure the rights to translate the Monster Hunter universe onto the big screen.
Anderson has hinted at the potential for a sequel. In a November 2020 interview, he said, “There are hundreds of monsters [in the game]. I can only use five or six of them in the movie. So it’s a big, fun world that I think we’ve only just started to scratch the surface of.” Jovovich had chimed in, “Definitely, we would love to make another one. Hopefully, people are going to love it because I know Paul [W. S. Anderson] would love to make a sequel. I mean, he’s already writing something.”
You can watch the Monster Hunter on Netflix and catch the trailer here: