Monster Hunter Exclusive Director Chat Plus Collaboration with Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Announced
Ahead of the film’s release in North America on December 25, director Paul W.S. Anderson will participate in an exclusive chat about the upcoming Monster Hunter on Wednesday, December 2 from 5-6 p.m. PST. In partnership with Capcom, the event will stream on the CapcomUSA Twitch channel with influencer Social Dissonance moderating the discussion and giving Anderson an opportunity to answer fan questions. The event will also feature special appearances from Monster Hunter developers Ryozo Tsujimoto and Kaname Fujioka.
Additionally, a collaboration between the film and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne was announced where players will be able to take part in limited time, film-inspired Event Quests which will arrive on December 4. To celebrate the two Monster Hunter worlds colliding, players can watch two new trailers in-game for a behind-the-scenes look at Milla Jovovich bringing her character Artemis into Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, as well as a sneak peek at the upcoming collaboration content.
In the special two-part Event Quest, hunters can go head-to-head with the fearsome Black Diablos depicted in the film during the initial solo quest, before attempting to overcome the massive Greater Rathalos in the second portion. Hunters must prepare to fight tooth and claw, as these quests will only be available for players who have achieved Master Rank.
For those valiant enough to succeed, items like special gear, layered armor, new titles, a new background, and Guild Card pose will become available. Additionally, starting November 27 all Iceborne players will be able to claim one limited-time item pack filled with useful items as a log-in bonus to celebrate the upcoming film.
Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). 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.
Based on the global video game series phenomenon, the film adaptation stars Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil franchise), Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive), Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris (Ant-Man and The Wasp), Diego Boneta (Luis Miguel, Rock of Ages), Meagan Good (Code Black), Jin Au-Yeung (2 Fast 2 Furious), and Josh Helman (X-Men: Days of Future Past).
Monster Hunter is written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. The film is a production by Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems, Constantin Film, Tencent Pictures, and Toho with Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer, Martin Moszkowicz, and Dennis Berardi serving as producers.
The Capcom video game series consists of action role-playing games where players and their friends work together to take down larger-than-life beasts in a living, breathing ecosystem. Since the first Monster Hunter title made its debut 14 years ago in 2004, the series has attracted a dedicated fan base, and grown into a global mega-hit with World, the latest title in the series, shipping 10 million units worldwide, with cumulative sales of the series exceeding 49 million units as of August 20, 2018.