After filming for the past two months in South Africa and Namibia, principal photography on Paul W.S. Anderson's adaptation of the popular Capcom video game franchise Monster Hunter has officially wrapped.
Star Milla Jovovich announced the end of filming in a post on her Instagram account, sharing behind-the-scenes photos of the African filming locations alongside director and spouse Paul W.S. Anderson and co-star Tony Jaa.
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Well that’s a picture wrap on #monsterhuntermovie! Get ready for it cause this is a long post.😉 What an unforgettable experience this has been, meeting some amazing humans, traveling to some of the most unearthly locations. Everyone worked so hard, this was definitely one of the most challenging films I’ve ever made which says a lot😂, but we all got through it as a team and some of the relationships I’ve made here will hopefully last a lifetime. Thank you to my amazing husband #paulwsanderson for making this film a reality. You worked harder than anyone baby!💪🏼💋Thank you to our INCREDIBLE crew! Without your tireless efforts and long hours, this would not be possible.🙏🏼 Thank you to our military advisor, Ranger, Captain Natalie Mallue @eilatan_eullam And her awesome husband Major Ed Mallue @skip2mallue (congratulations On your promotion Ed!) Without the two of you kicking my butt and constantly inspiring me, Captain Artemis would not have come to life the way she has. And last but definitely not least, thank you to all the wonderful, talented actors who came aboard to bring life to these characters! @tonyjaaofficial @perlmutations @troubleman31 @diego @meagangood @iammcjin @jannik.schuemann @hirona_yamazaki @aaronbeelner @nandacostareal!! I love you guys and can’t wait to see you all again soon!! Here’s some highlights from our last week here in Namibia. The second plane was a bit sketchy, tiny with propellers, but we made it😅! The rock formations in both #sesriemcanyon and #spitzkoppe are absolutely breathtaking! I will post more pics once I get home and go through everything. But anyway, it’s a bittersweet goodbye! I’m leaving this fantastic experience exhausted, with sunburnt eyeballs, but a stronger heart, will and body. And hey! As Captain Natalie likes to say “That’s showbiz baby!”😎 Over and out peeps. See you on the other side of the world.✊🏼 #monsterhuntermovie #spitzkoppediary
An adaptation of the monster-slaying action RPG Monster Hunter was first optioned in 2012 before moving into active development in 2016. The upcoming film is produced by Constantin Films, the same studio that worked with Anderson and Jovovich on the Resident Evil film series. While no release date for the film has been announced, it will reportedly feature a United Nations military squad that accidentally falls into an alternate dimension and fights the behemoths to prevent them from invading Earth.
In the meantime, Jovovich can next be seen as Nimue, the principal antagonist of April's Hellboy reboot looking to use her black magic to plunge the world into darkness.
Monster Hunter is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and stars Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Ron Perlman, Meagan Good, T. I. and Diego Boneta.