Monster Hunter Movie Hit with Apceros-Sized Delay

The Monster Hunter movie is delayed until next year, with Paramount reportedly citing scheduling and COVID concerns as the cause.

Long, long ago, Capcom announced that Monster Hunter was getting a big Hollywood film adaptation. And while it's still in the works, the Monster Hunter movie joins the long line of other films that have been delayed, with Paramount pushing the Monster Hunter movie release date to April 23, 2021.

The news comes from an insider scoop Deadline's Anthony D'Alessandro has on the film's production and Paramount's lineup plans.

Paramount originally planned a Labor Day weekend 2020 release for the Monster Hunter movie. According to D'Alessandro's sources, though, Paramount doesn't want to compete with its A Quiet Place 2, also set for a September 4 release date.

Another potential reason is one we've come to expect since March: potential scheduling problems arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. D'Alessandro says Los Angeles may be shutting down again soon, which means major movie theaters will remain closed for at least an additional month or so. That's hardly an ideal condition to debut any film under.

At least we have a vague idea of what to expect from the Monster Hunter movie, though. Milla Jovovich of Resident Evil fame (or infamy, depending on who's talking) stars as Lieutenant Artemis, leader of a squad transported to a strange world full of... well, full of monsters.

Hopefully, the Monster Hunter movie doesn't pull an Uncharted and end up with a release schedule more fluid than Alatreon's elemental changes. We'll keep tracking it, so stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Monster Hunter movie news as it comes our way.

[Source: Deadline]

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jul. 13th 2020

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