Paul W.S. Anderson's adaptation of the classic Capcom video game Monster Hunter has gotten a boost in terms of star power. Two big names have been added to the cast, and will appear opposite the previously announced Milla Jovovich.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, veteran actor (and genre great) Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Pacific Rim) has joined the picture, as well as T.I. Harris (Ant-Man and the Wasp). The movie is being written and directed by Anderson, who is best known for the long-running Resident Evil series, which also starred Jovovich.
As the title suggests, the original game had players tracking and killing monsters. There was the requisite leveling up of weapons and gear system, but it was mostly true to its name. What the monsters did to deserve being hunted is anyone's guess, though it must have been bad.
The plot of the film adaptation is unknown at this time, though we'll take a wild guess that someone will hunt a monster at some point. What is known is that Jovovich will play a character named Artemis, and will probably not utter the word "multipass." According to THR, Harris will play a sniper named Link (not that Link, another one), and Perlman will play "Admiral," the leader of the hunting group. Anderson will produce the film alongside Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kulzer.
Harris proved to be a blast in both Ant-Man films, and Perlman's presence is always (always, always) welcome. The thought of them teaming up with Jovovich to take on some monsters (who will deserve it, we hope) has us excited. With Perlman playing the group's leader, we could also be in for some Perlman-ized inspirational speeches.
Does Perlman and T.I.'s involvement make you excited to watch Anderson and company hunt some monsters, or are you more than content with the game? Let us know in the comments below.