Oh yeah, the Monster Hunter movie! It’s “only in theatres” in December, apparently. We’ll see about that! And we’ll also see about this teaser trailer – the first for the film.
In the teaser Milla Jovovich and her unit go up against Diablos in a desert-like area. Jovovich and her unit seem in trouble – their army weapons are useless against the monstrous beast. We see a glimpse of the soldiers played by TI Harris, Meagan Good and Diego Boneta, but there’s no sign of the Hunter, who’s played by Ong-Bak star Tony Jaa.
This is just a teaser, but I’m getting Michael Bay Transformers vibes right now. Something about the soldiers and their guns in the desert fighting a giant thing that’s hard to make out reminds me of the first act of the first Transformers movie.
The Monster Hunter movie is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, who made all those guilty pleasure Resident Evil movies Jovovich starred in. Ron Perlman is in it, too. He plays the Admiral, who leads the team of Hunters.
“Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown,” reads the official blurb.
Yeah… I’ll reserve judgment until I’ve seen Tony Jaa in action.