With one celebrated Anderson in filmmaking having to push The French Dispatch to 2021 and another Anderson getting a late start on his next film, 2020 is now the year of Paul W.S. Anderson, whose latest adventure film Monster Hunter, has been moved up to Christmas week as other blockbusters (namely Dune) have vacated the premises. Ahead of the release, the first trailer has now landed.
Also starring Tony Jaa, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung, and Ron Perlman, the videogame adaptation has been in development with Anderson for much of the last decade. Judging from the trailer, the director is bringing some epic scope and pure popcorn-munching fun to his take on story. It remains to be seen how many of us will actually feel safe taking part in the experience come December, but hopefully the exhibition world is in better shape by then.
Watch the trailer below.
Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.
Monster Hunter opens in theaters on December 30, 2020.