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Monster Hunter film director says the project is 'fully entrenched' in the game's world, features monsters from throughout the series

What we've seen of the Monster Hunter movie so far has left fans wondering just how related to the game franchise it will be. Do fans have a reason to worry? If Director Paul W.S. Anderson is to be believed, the film will do more than enough to appease fans. Here's what Anderson had to say about the adaptation in a Slashflim interview.

...the movie has a lot of characters from the video game in it. There’s The Handler and Admiral, Aiden, Aiden’s Handler. We wanted Palico. It’s very much a movie of the video game, but in Monster Hunter you get to create your own character when you go in there. You don’t get to play Lara Craft or Jill Valentine. You get to play your own creation, and there is definitely an element of that in there. Some of the leading characters will be fresh characters but that’s a reflection of what the video game is. It’s definitely a movie that is firmly and fully entrenched in the world of the video game, as you would expect with me having worked with Capcom for nine years on adapting it and bringing it to the screen.

Anderson went on to talk about the various monsters that will appear as well.

Listen, I don’t need to create any new monsters. There’s such a vast array of amazing creatures over the years. We’re leaning quite heavily on the favorite creatures from Monster Hunter World which is the latest game, but we’re also bringing in what I think are some of the fabulous monsters from some of the earlier games and well, and some of the imagery from the earlier games. So I think for fans of Monster Hunter World, you’ll recognize that world and the characters from that world very much, but also it’ll be a callback to some of the favorite moments and creatures from some of the earlier games, which hopefully will get people excited to check out those earlier games as well because there’s some magnificent imagery and monsters in those earlier games as well that I think a lot of people who have just played Monster Hunter World may not be aware of.

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Did he say "Lara Craft"? I think that says it all. He doesn’t care in the slightest about video games.

I thought the fact that the main stars are a "UN Military team." was evidence of that.

I hope Detective Pikachu completely and utterly destroys this movie.

What if the writer made a mistake and wrote craft instead of croft?

"It’s very much a movie of the video game, but in Monster Hunter you get to create your own character when you go in there. You don’t get to play Lara Craft or Jill Valentine. You get to play your own creation, and there is definitely an element of that in there." I don't think this is a person who understands who video games. The main target of Mon Hun, in the past, actually played more JRPGs, story based, character based games. World changed that of course, but still, the point stands, no one is crying over their character's worth in Mon Hun. Well someone is, but its not a major concern.

Maybe all these photos and the premise are all fake and it's a true Monster Hunter movie... lol

I mean that sounds good and all, but where does the US military fit into all this?

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