Monsters everywhere need to watch their backs because Leeloo, er Milla Jovovich, is coming to find them!
Indeed, the Resident Evil actor has shared our first look at the upcoming live-action Monster Hunter film, based on the Capcom video game series of the same name. The first image shows her hanging out with co-stars T.I. (Ant-Man and the Wasp) and Megan Good (The Unborn).
"Alpha Team between takes," reads the caption. "So much fun hanging with these two, the gorgeous and super talented @meagangoodand the one and only @troubleman31. The days are long and exhausting out here in the desert, but it’s so worth it and we really feel like a close knit team now. ?@giftedtalents p.s. for fans of the game, all the armor and bone blades are gonna be in the movie too, it will all make sense when you see it!? #monsterhuntermovie #monsterhunterworld#cederbergdiary."
The second image is a selfie of Jovovich in her battle armor as the main character, Natalie Atermis, the caption reading:
"Natalie Artemis. Ranger. Monster Hunter. Just a little peek for all the @monsterhunterworld fans out there who were worried the other day. Here is Captain Artemis wearing a “slinger” on her arm. I will also post a pic at some point of some of the incredible MH weapons we’ve recreated for the film. #monsterhuntermovie #monsterhunterworld#tankwadiary."
The movie is being helmed by sci-fi/horror/action veteran Paul W.S. Anderson (Event Horizon, AVP: Alien vs. Predator), who previously worked with Jovovich on four of the Resident Evil entries. Other notable cast members include: Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Diego Boneta (Terminatyor 6), Tony Jaa (xXx: Return of Xander Cage), and Josh Helman (X-Men: Apocalypse).
Capcom's Monster Hunter fantasy games revolve around Hunters (no shock there), brave individuals tasked with tracking, trapping, killing, and studying monsters that are menaces to society. First launched in 2004, the series has spawned four sequels and numerous spinoffs.
Jovovich will star opposite David Harbour as Nimue the Blood Queen in the forthcoming Hellboy reboot from director Neil Marshall—in theaters April 12, 2019. There is currently no release date for Monster Hunter, which only began production this month.