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 »
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 »
If you were worried that we haven’t had a video game movie from director Paul W.S. Anderson for a couple of years, Screen Gems has you covered. And this one is another adaptation of one of Capcom’s best-selling video game franchises.
Monster Hunter is an action role-playing game following the Hunter, who slays or traps large monsters across a vast world as quests are handed to him by the locals. Players gather loot and resources in order to build up their weapons, armor and more in order to take down more powerful monsters.
Now the game is coming to the big screen with Tony Jaa as the Hunter and Milla Jovovich as an original character named Natalie Artemis, and the first photo from the film’s set down in South Africa has been revealed. Check out the first Monster Hunter movie photo below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 12th, 2018 by Fred Topel
YouTube Premium’s latest original series Origin premieres this week. The first series created by writer Mika Watkins is a sci-fi ensemble show. Paul W.S. Anderson directed the first two episodes and executive produces alongside Watkins.
In the series, the spaceship Origin is on its way to a new colony, but several of its passengers wake up early. As they explore the ship to try to figure out what went wrong, they also learn about each other as the audience sees their backstory in flashbacks. The cast includes Natalia Tena, Tom Felton, Sen Mitsuji, Nora Arnezeder and Fraser James.
Anderson spoke with /Film by phone from the set of his next movie, Monster Hunter, based on the Capcom video game franchise. Origin premieres Wednesday, November 14 on YouTube Premium.
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The Monster Hunter cast is starting to look bulk up. Joining video game movie veteran Milla Jovovich in Screen Gems’ adaptation of the Capcom video game are Hellboy‘s Ron Perlman and rapper-turned-actor T.I. Harris.
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Event Horizon is so good that it makes you want to reconsider the rest of Paul W.S. Anderson‘s filmography. For those who haven’t seen the movie, it’s essentially Hellraiser in outer space – a spaceship goes to hell and back (literally), bringing all kinds of evil nastiness with it. It shines like a dark, bloody star through the occasionally wooden dialogue, delivering a genre cocktail with flavors of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, and The Exorcist. It’s never as good as those movies, but its B-movie charm provides an equally compelling reason to dig in and enjoy.
For years, we’ve heard rumblings that footage that was removed from the theatrical cut would make its way on to home video, possibly in the form of a director’s cut. However, Anderson has now revealed that this is unlikely – the footage in question is lost.
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Over the course of five Resident Evil movies, we still haven’t learned a whole lot about Alice (Milla Jovovich). She’s a character driven more by action, but her actions often don’t define her in any substantial or tangible ways. She’s often shooting her way through these movies — mostly surviving, rarely evolving.
The character is always on the move. She’s nearly always driving the story, creating more action than waiting to react. Alice rarely stops to doubt her missions or to self-reflect or chit-chat. This character and these movies aren’t prone to slowing down and stopping, unless it’s for exposition. Perhaps you’ve forgotten some of that exposition and pertinent information after all these years since the last installment in the series, 2012’s Resident Evil: Retribution.
If you want to brush up on the events of the franchise before seeing director Paul W.S. Anderson‘s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, then give our Resident Evil recap a look.
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is hitting theaters next week. It’s likely that no one who hasn’t seen the previous movies will be taking a chance on seeing this one out of the blue. But maybe franchise fans will be bringing someone with them who has never suffered through any of the other installments. In order to avoid any confusion, a new official video can help out.
Milla Jovovich took the time to catch everyone up on the complicated events of the Resident Evil franchise in a video that gives you all the important pointers from each of the films, starting with the first Resident Evil from 15 years ago.
Watch the Resident Evil recap from Milla Jovovich below. Read More »
The sixth and final installment in the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, is (probably) the end of director Paul W.S. Anderson‘s series. He hasn’t directed all six Resident Evil movies, but he spent a lot of time in that universe, having made four of those extremely loose video game adaptations. Monster Hunter, based on Capcon’s highly successful 12-year-old fantasy series, is the next franchise Anderson hopes to start.
Below, director Paul W.S. Anderson discusses the Monster Hunter movie universe.
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