monster hunter apology

Paul W.S. Anderson‘s Monster Hunter has gotten a lot of attention in the last few days – and not the good kind. The action film opened in China last weekend and ended up being pulled from theaters due to backlash over a racist joke. Now, Anderson and co-star Jin Au-Yeung – who says the joke in the film – have issued an apology. Meanwhile, plans for the movie’s domestic release have changed – instead of opening in theaters on Christmas Day as previously announced, Monster Hunter will now arrive earlier, on December 18. And just in case you’re not sick of Monster Hunter at this point, there’s a new clip, too.

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Monster Hunter Removed from Chinese Theaters

Even though Monster Hunter isn’t slated for a theatrical release in the United States until later this month, the video game adaptation from director Paul W.S. Anderson was already playing in Chinese theaters this past weekend. Well, at least that was the plan until a joke in the movie was perceived as being racially insensitive, prompting the removal of the film from all Chinese cinemas. Read More »

The Mandalorian Macarons

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how to make Baby Yoda’s famous blue macarons from The Mandalorian with some help from executive producer Jon Favreau. Plus, meet a prop maker responsible for creating various paper props, from handwritten letters to driver’s licenses, in Silver Linings Playbook, Parks and Recreation, and more. And finally, listen to a nearly hour-long chat with director Paul W.S. Anderson about the upcoming video game movie Monster Hunter. Read More »

monster hunter teaser new footage

In the mood for some new Monster Hunter footage? Well, even if you’re not, it’s here anyway. The Paul W.S. Anderson-directed action flick reunites the director with frequent leading lady (and wife) Milla Jovovich for all sorts of effects-heavy mayhem, all of it loosely based on the video game series of the same name. The pic is supposedly headed to theaters on Christmas Day.

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monster hunter release date christmas

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like Milla Jovovich hunting some monsters. Monster Hunter, the latest effects-heavy team-up between Jovovich and husband Paul W.S. Anderson, will now open on Christmas Day. That puts it directly up against Wonder Woman 1984, but Wonder Woman 1984 is also debuting on HBO Max that same day, so Sony might figure this is their chance to corner big theatrical numbers for that day. Of course, all of that hinges on the idea of movie theaters actually being open.

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monster hunter trailer

Filming on Monster Hunter started — and ended — in 2018. In fact, writer and director Paul W.S. Anderson has been hoping to make a Monster Hunter movie since at least 2012. Anderson would assemble quite a cast, including Thai breakout action star Tony Jaa and Anderson’s frequent leading lady (and wife) Milla Jovovich, to headline the video game adaptation, which was hit by delays and reschedulings, mostly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After being pushed back from an initial April release, Sony has set Monster Hunter for a December theatrical release…for now. Watch the new Monster Hunter trailer below.

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Monster Hunter Teaser

Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson is returning to the world of video game adaptations with a big screen version of Capcom’s hit video game franchise Monster Hunter. New York Comic-Con brought in the filmmaker to have a chat about the upcoming movie, including the introduction of a quick clip showing off one of the game’s massive creatures, but a bit bigger than fans might have been expecting. Get a look at the Monster Hunter clip and find out more about the movie below. Read More »

monster hunter teaser

The last few months have been filled with stories about 2020 movies being pushed into 2021 due to the coronavirus. So here’s a surprising change of pace: a movie actually being moved up. Monster Hunter, the latest bit of must-see trash cinema from Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson, was originally supposed to open in September of this year but was then pushed to April 2021. However, it’s now been moved back into 2020 – December 2020, to be exact. And there’s a new teaser to go along with the news. 

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Monster Hunter Movie Release Date

While most movies originally slated for theatrical release over the next couple months have already shifted their release dates, the adaptation of the best-selling Capcom video game Monster Hunter starring Milla Jovovich was still set for release in September. But Sony Pictures and Screen Gems finally realized that probably wasn’t going to happen, and they’ve now shifted the movie from director Paul W.S. Anderson back into the spring of 2021. Read More »

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monster hunter completed

It’s a rough time for big and small-screen adaptations of video game characters. Specifically, video characters who are being adapted to film and TV by Constantin Film. The Resident Evil production company has offered updates on its current projects: ScreenGems’ Monster Hunter starring Milla Jovovich, and the Netflix Resident Evil series which was meant to start production in June.

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