• The official trailer for the movie adaptation of Capcom's "Monster Hunter" franchise has been released
  • The Diablos that was previously revealed in the teaser is now joined by a menacing Rathalos
  • It is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and stars Milla Jovovich, T.I. and Tony Jaa

The first full trailer for the upcoming “Monster Hunter” movie adaptation from director Paul W.S. Anderson gives a glimpse into the big action it has in store.

Milla Jovovich stars as Captain Natalie Artemis, the leader of a United Nations military unit that includes Link (T.I.). When their elite crew investigates the disappearance of another unit, they end up being transported to another world where monstrous dragon-like creatures are prevalent.

The two and a half minute trailer also shows the team meeting The Hunter (Tony Jaa) and The Admiral (Ron Perlman), along with his Palico sidekick the Meowscular Chef, on this strange planet. They resolve to take the beasts down, return to their world and shut the gate behind them.

Jaa’s Hunter is yet another direct link to the games as Hunters are the characters that trap or kill the massive beasts.

Traping and hunting the monsters and escaping the world are definitely easier said than done. The trailer teases the challenge ahead for them with the words, “The bigger they are, the harder to kill.”

Engadget noted that the trademark “Monster Hunter” swords that so many people were looking for in the teaser make an appearance in this trailer as Jovovich wields a pair aside from the bazooka that she fires at one of the beasts. A giant sword can also be spotted on Artemis’ back.

As for the monsters in the title, the Diablos in the teaser has significantly longer screentime this time around as does as huge Rathalos that appears near the trailer’s conclusion.

After the teaser was released two weeks ago, anticipation for a full trailer rose among fans of the popular series of games from Capcom. In terms of sales, “Monster Hunter” only trails the “Resident Evil” series as the best-selling video game series that Capcom has developed.

With the husband and wife team of Anderson and Jovovich reuniting for this movie after churning out the blockbuster “Resident Evil” films from 2002 to 2016, it is easy to see why many are optimistic that another video game adaptation can be pulled off.

Currently scheduled for a Dec. 30 release from Sony Pictures, the actual opening date for “Monster Hunter” may still be moved due to the coronavirus pandemic that continues to keep cinemas closed.

Monster Hunter: World
Capcom is planning to release two major titles before March 31, 2019. Capcom