The Monster Hunter movie has wrapped principal photography. Milla Jovovich made the announcement on social media and took time to thank the cast and crew for all of their hard work to bring the video game adaptation to life. Jovovich has been keeping fans updated on social media since filming began back in October, but there are some who are bit skeptical about the movie and how it will compare to the source material as seen in some of her pictures from the set.
In her lengthy social media post, Milla Jovovich admits that her experience on Monster Hunter was, "definitely one of the most challenging films I've ever made, which says a lot." The actress went on to say that making the movie has been an "unforgettable experience" and that she was able to meet some great people while also exploring "unearthly" areas. When it comes down to the challenge of making Monster Hunter, Jovovich reveals that two military consultants on the project were there to "kick her butt" and keep her inspired to give her Captain Artemis character the edge that she needs.
Now that principal photography has wrapped on Monster Hunter, director Paul W.S. Anderson will more than likely take a break for the holidays before launching the post-production phase where a lot of the heavy lifting will take place. We're going to see some pretty big monsters when all of the CGI magic is complete, and fans of the original video game series are hoping that the looks of the monsters will be true to the source material. However, Anderson has already started to tweak some of the storyline, which has some fans worried.
Paul W.S. Anderson took some liberties while making the Resident Evil movies, and that choice was not looked at in a positive light by both fans and critics. So, when it was revealed that Anderson had added a sci-fi element to the Monster Hunter movie, fans began to talk. The game is a fantasy RPG that allows players to accumulate goods to get better weapons and take on bigger and crazier monsters. Anderson has taken modern soldiers and transported them into the Monster Hunter universe, so it's going to take some time for fans to come around to this adaptation.
It's easy to criticize before the movie has been released, but we haven't even seen a Monster Hunter trailer at this point. While the Resident Evil franchise deviated quite a bit from the source material, it was still able to be a big earner at the box office, so Monster Hunter could end up in the same boat. Regardless of that, Milla Jovovich is clearly excited about the work that she and the rest of the cast and crew did on the movie, so hopefully some of the excitement rubs off on fans. You can read the production wrap announcement and see some photos below, thanks to Milla Jovovich's Instagram account.