Monster Hunter movie delayed to 2021

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The movie adaptation of Monster Hunter, starring Milla Jovovich and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, has been delayed. Its initial release date of September 4 has been pushed back to April 23 of next year. Deadline, who broke the news, have speculated that it's likely due to the coronavirus, and say that "we're poised to see the entire August release schedule slide into the fall."

Monster Hunter the movie, with its $60 million budget, was filmed in South Africa and tells the story of a group of soldiers from Earth who are transported to the world of Monster Hunter. Then they presumably have to kill big animals to make cool clothes out of. While the idea of the main characters being soldiers who fall through a portal or whatever is a bit lame, the outfits and oversized weapons do seem pretty accurate to the game, and the monsters too.

Speaking of the game, the latest update for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne just came out this month. It added Alatreon, the Blazing Black Dragon.

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. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, 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.