With Resident Evil: The Final Chapter being the last film in the saga, writer and director Paul W.S Anderson is ready to make a Monster Hunter movie.
Anderson confirmed this in an interview with Deadline, he has written the first Monster Hunter movie’s script and has created still and VFX visual renderings of the creatures that will feature in the movie.
Deadline also reported that the budget for the movie will be in the $50 million plus range which is the same budget the Resident Evil movies got. The plan here is for the Monster Hunter movies to be a long running series much like the Resident Evil movies were.
Here is a snippet from Deadline’s interview with Paul W.S Anderson:
“The Monster Hunter world includes these huge deserts that make the Gobi Desert look like a sandbox, and they have ships that sail through the sand. These full-on galleons, but rather than sailing on the ocean waves, they sail through waves of sand.
“You’re fighting these giant creatures, some as big as a city block. They live underneath the Earth and when they burst out, it’s like the best of Dune. You also have these flying dragons, giant spiders, the most wonderful creatures. That’s what really attracted me.
“I felt there was a fresh, exciting world that we could expose and build a whole world around, like a Marvel or Star Wars universe. Everything is about world creation, nowadays, and how can you build a world where you can have multiple stories going on? I thought this was our opportunity to have a cinematic universe.”
Anderson has also stated that he has two movies already sorted out in his mind. He is also looking at shooting in locations such as China and South Africa.
Here is the official blurb for the movies posted by Deadline:
“For every Monster, there is a Hero. An ordinary man in a dead end job discovers that he is actually the descendant of an ancient hero. He must travel to a mystical world to train to become a Monster Hunter, before the mythical creatures from that world destroy ours.”