• More details revealed of Milla Jovovich's "Monster Hunter" character
  • Director Paul W.S. Anderson also revealed Artemis' character dons weapons taken from video game character
  • More details about the movie are expected to be revealed before its September release

A new image for the latest “Monster Hunter” movie emerged. In the still, Milla Jovovich’s character, Artemis, is shown wielding the Dual Blade weapon. Director Paul W.S. Anderson also shared some insights about the movie.

According to Game Rant, most of the movie was hidden behind a veil of mystery until the reveal. It was first announced in October 2018 but rumors about the movie’s conception go as far back as 2012. The story focuses on Artemis, a human from the real world who finds herself transported into the world of the “Monster Hunter” franchise. She must then find a way to survive the new, dangerous world she is teleported to.

The premise of the movie feels quickly written and even “cheesy” to some fans of the video game franchise, the report added. However, the recently released imagery from the movie serves to dispel this idea. The trailer also showed some of the monsters from the video game, including a shot of the infamous Diablos. It included the Dual Blades wielded by Jovovich’s Artemis, which appears to have been infused with the Thunder element.

The film's director provided a deeper explanation of why Artemis wielded the blades. It was also revealed that Jovovich and Anderson are big fans of the game, and Artemis’ weapons of choice draw inspiration from her in-game avatar in the movie.

“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,” Anderson told Empire in an exclusive interview.

Jovovich, sitting on the same interview, added that she is a ‘real-life’ character in the movie and not someone from the game. Artemis is revealed to be an Army captain, leading a team of Army Rangers that somehow got sucked into the game, in true video-game-to-movie fashion.

With the movie headed towards a September release, it is expected that more teasers featuring monsters and weapons and armors made from parts carved off those beasts – the main element of its game origin – will be revealed.

Monster Hunter
A hunter takes down a monster in this image from the appropriately named "Monster Hunter."