Earlier this year, boutique Blu-ray label Scream Factory announced they’d be releasing a special edition of Event Horizon, Paul W.S. Anderson‘s sci-fi horror flick about a space mission that goes to hell, literally. The film was a box office disappointment, but thanks to the miracle of home video, Event Horizon has built itself a nice little fanbase, and that fanbase has been clamoring to see some of the film’s long-lost footage. While the theatrical cut is plenty gory, Anderson’s original cut was even more graphic, with some intense portrayals of hell itself. All of that footage was cut and has been considered lost, but Scream Factory stated they were hoping to restore said footage for the upcoming Blu-ray – if they could find it.
Now, Anderson himself has weighed in, and he doesn’t sound very optimistic about that happening. Read More »
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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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 »
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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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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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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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 »
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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Event Horizon, Paul W. S. Anderson‘s sci-fi horror movie about a starship that accidentally opens a gateway to hell, is getting a new Blu-ray release from the fine folks at Scream Factory. That would be good news on its own, but it also comes with the reveal that Scream Factory is searching for the fabled long-lost footage that was removed from the movie due to its extreme violence.
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After decades of trying, Hollywood is still having a hard time producing good video game movies. Detective Pikachu is probably the best movie based on a video game, but beyond that, it’s pretty slim pickings out there. However, director James Cameron revealed that, during quarantine, he has taken solace in a surprising video game movie as one of his guilty pleasures: Resident Evil. The Avatar and Terminator filmmaker recently proclaimed his affinity for the video game adaptation from 2002, and we’re really not sure what to think. Read More »