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Monster Hunter Movie Adds Ron Perlman And T.I. Harris

The upcoming Monster Hunter movie based on Capcom’s video game franchise has added two more big-name cast members. Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy) and hip hop artist T.I. Harris who starred in Marvel’s Ant-Man and its sequel have joined the cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Resident Evil actress Milla Jovovich will also star in the film, which is being directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, who directed Jovovich–his wife–in all of the Resident Evil movies.

Jovovich will play a character named Artemis in Monster Hunter, while Perlman is set to portray someone named Admiral. Harris is playing a sniper named Link. Filming begins in October in South Africa; the budget is reportedly around $60 million.

The movie is being produced in part by the film company Constantin, which also worked on the Resident Evil movies. The six Resident Evil movies made more than $1.2 billion at the global box office over 10 years, so Constantin and Sony/Screen Gems will be looking to repeat that success to at least some degree.

There are no official plot details for the Monster Hunter movie yet, but Anderson previously spoke at a high level about why he thinks the franchise is so appealing.

“What I love about Monster Hunter is the incredibly beautiful, immersive world they’ve created. It’s on the level of like a Star Wars movie, in terms of world creation,” he said. “There are no real central characters so it’s a bit like when we first approached Resident Evil and imposed our own characters and story on that world. I think this is a perfect IP for us to do exactly that same thing again.”

The latest Monster Hunter game, Monster Hunter World, has been a massive success. By Capcom’s latest count, the Xbox One, PS4, and PC game has passed 10 million copies shipped.

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