Here's what the palico in the Monster Hunter movie will look like

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Another trailer for the Monster Hunter movie reaches us, this time via China, and it ends with a tease of the Meowscular Chef—the palico who director Paul W. S. Anderson previously described as having a "rather flirtatious" relationship with star Milla Jovovich (opens in new tab). Who is the director's wife. Look, I don't know either.

This trailer does a better job of making Monster Hunter seem like it might be enjoyable trash (like the first, fourth, and fifth Resident Evil movies), rather than tedious hokum (like the third Resident Evil movie). It shows off more of the monsters, who are big, as are the explosions. Tony Jaa zooms around a lot and Ron Perlman is there too. There's less of the irrelevant G. I. Joe stuff and, yes, the palico blows a kiss at the end.

The Monster Hunter movie has had its US release date moved forward five days to Christmas, and will be in theaters and IMAX on December 25—the same day as the new Wonder Woman movie. Monster Hunter is releasing earlier in Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands, who are getting it on December 3, as well as the UK and China, where it will come out on December 4.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.