A new image for the Monster Hunter movie has been shared, and it shows Milla Jovovich doing her thing with the Dual Blades. In an interview with Empire, both Jovovich and director Paul WS Anderson share some details on the decision to include this weapon.
“I wrote the role of Artemis for Milla as the avatar for the player, so she could be a grounded, relatable real-world character who is fresh to the world of Monster Hunter. Although Milla’s character’s not specifically in the game, she chose the same armour and weapons she uses in the game, so there were aspects of her game character that got folded into the movie representation.” - Paul WS Anderson
“I experimented with different weapons during the game and was able to kill more monsters with those blades,” says Jovovich. “I thought they’d look really beautiful in an action sequence.” - Milla Jovovich