One of the ways Capcom is capitalizing on the newfound popularity of Monster Hunter is turning it into a movie, and a newly-leaked trailer suggests it might not be as bad as initially feared.
Revealed at the Shanghai International Film Festival, the 3o-second trailer depicts Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa in the desert facing off against a fairly authentic rendition of the Diablos as it emerges from the sand. Afterwards, it pans to shots of the Handler and Admiral, before finishing with what appears to be the Rathalos flying towards the screen through a wall of fire.
Though brief, the trailer does allow the Paul W.S. Anderson-directed film to leave a better impression this time around.
As you might recall, the official description and initial photos showed that Jovovich (as Lt. Artemis), along with her military troop, would be transported to another world where the creatures of Monster Hunter roam. However, there was barely anything resembling classic monster hunting paraphernalia in the shots, with them mostly featuring soldiers with big guns.
Needless to say, none of this inspired any confidence in the film.
Fortunately, this new trailer succeeded in the one thing it had to do: actually look like Monster Hunter.
Hopefully, the movie proves to live up to the Monster Hunter name when it arrives on Sep. 4, 2020.
Check out the trailer below: