"When I would see these movies like 'Die Hard' and 'Rambo', I definitely felt under-represented."
The row surrounds a line in the movie that references a racist playground rhyme dating back to the Second World War.
The producers of new sci-fi actioner Monster Hunter have apologised after racist dialogue in the movie found its way to screens in China, leading to a ban.
The creatures in the upcoming “Monster Hunter” film from Paul W.S. Anderson will re-create several of the most notable foes in the original Capcom video games the movie is based on, Rathalos and Diablos monsters.In a recent video for Sony, the game series’ producer Ryozo Tsujimoto said the show is trying to stay true to the original concept of the monsters in the games while giving them high-definition upgrades.The Rathalos and Diablos, both gargantuan horned dragons, face off against the film’s heroine, Captain Artemis, played by Milla Jovovich. Artemis’ military unit (which includes Cliff ‘T.I’ Harris, Diego Boneta and Tony Jaa) is swept off to an alien world during a sandstorm. Of course, that alien world is chock-full of mythical creatures and flesh-eating dinosaurs that Jovovich’s character must dispose of with gigantic flaming swords.Also Read: 'Monster Hunter' Trailer: Milla Jovovich Fends Off Gigantic Dragons With Fire Swords (Video)Besides some slight coloration changes and straightening out the curved horns on the Diablos monster, both it and the Rathalos look nearly identical to their game counterparts.Kaname Fujioka, the game’s director, said the animations in the movie look “very, very close to the game.”In the trailer, a herd of Apceros (the fictionalized, and deadlier version of an Anklyosaurus) fans out across a lake and prepares to charge. Fujioka told Anderson the team wasn’t able to incorporate a huge group of the beasts into the “Monster Hunter” games, but was delighted to see it on film.Also Read: Matthew A Cherry to Direct King Tut Story as Feature Debut at Sony Pictures Animation“With the pack of Apceros, you guys were able to do something he wasn’t able to do in the game development, so he was really happy to see that,” Fujioka said, speaking for Tsujimoto as well. “And you incorporated so many things we discussed, so we are really thankful, really impressed.”The original “Monster Hunter” game was released by Capcom in 2004 for the PS2. The most recent game, “Monster Hunter: World” came out in 2018 and became Capcom’s best-selling game of all time, with over 16 million units sold by this June. Over 70% of those sales came from outside of Japan, Capcom said.Two new installments in the series — “Monster Hunter Rise” and “Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin” will come out next year for the Nintendo Switch.This project is Anderson and Jovovich’s latest video game to film adaptation — they also worked together on the live action “Resident Evil” films. “Monster Hunter” will hit theaters Dec. 30.Check out the full video interview with the original “Monster Hunter” creators below.Read original story Upcoming ‘Monster Hunter’ Film Re-Creates Fan Favorite Creatures From Original Game At TheWrap
Milla Jovovich, who starred as Alice in the Paul W.S. Anderson-directed franchise, is out, and Skins and Pirates of the Caribbean star Kaya Scodelario is in.
With more than 100 million video games sold and eight movies in the can, 'Resident Evil' is heading to Netflix.
Olivia Jackson, the stunt performer who suffered horrifying injuries while making Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, has won a court case against a stunt firm in South Africa.
The 'Hellboy' star believes the affection for Guillermo del Toro's movies scuppered the R-rated reboot.
Jackson lost an arm and suffered a host of other 'catastrophic injuries' in a motorbike stunt which went wrong while the film was shooting in South Africa in 2015.
The upcoming Resident Evil reboot will honour the spirit of the super-scary video games.
Judging by its opening weekend at the box office and its pounding at the hands of the critics, the Hellboy reboot looks to be a copper-bottomed flop.
‘Summoned from the depths of hell.’
During an interview with the blog Inverse, Milla Jovovich admits that she almost quit the first "Resident Evil" film when she found out Michelle Rodriguez was cast.
Milla Jovovich is in final negotiations to join the Lionsgate reboot of “Hellboy” as the main villain, TheWrap has learned.
The Fifth Element star says that the new movies will have to beware of treating fans like idiots.
The most commercially successful video game movie franchise yet is about to reach its conclusion in ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.’ Sony just premiered the latest trailer at New York Comic Con, and now you can watch it above.
Sony has released the first trailer for the sixth and final ‘Resident Evil’ movie. “Picking up immediately after the events in 'Resident Evil: Retribution’, Alice (Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead,” reads an official synopsis.
Alice is back for one last hurrah in the first poster for ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’, and we’re definitely getting ‘Hunger Games’ vibes from the fiery first look. Milla Jovovich revealed the one sheet for the sixth ‘Resident Evil’ film via Twitter overnight, confirming the first trailer would launch at 8pm today.
Having seen the briefest of previews with a ‘Teaser trailer sneak peek’ - which basically gives us the tiniest of glimpses at Milla Jovovich’s returning protagonist Alice on a motorbike - we’ve had our first proper look at her character, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, and she doesn’t look too impressed. ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ tells us, in no uncertain terms, that this is the last instalment of the popular video game turned movie franchise that’s earned almost a billion dollars in aggregate ticket sales. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, this is the fourth he’s helmed (along with the original, ‘Afterlife’, and ’Retribution’), having married the film’s lead actress Jovovich along the way.
The end is nigh for the long-running ‘Resident Evil’ series – and soon enough, we’ll have a full-length trailer to prove it. The husband and wife team of writer-director Paul WS Anderson and star Milla Jovovich are currently in post-production on ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,’ the sixth and apparently last installment in the sci-fi horror franchise based on the hugely popular video game series. While we don’t see anyone else in this clip, ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ will reunite Jovovich with Ali Larter (co-star of third and fourth films ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’ and ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’) as fellow zombie killer Claire Redfield.
Much as we never anticipated seeing Alice as a little old lady, very few people expected ‘Resident Evil’ to have endured the way it has. The original 2002 film from writer-director Paul WS Anderson, based on the hugely popular video game series, received a mixed reaction from fans and largely negative reviews. Sequels ‘Resident Evil: Apocalypse’ (2004) and ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’ (2007), which Anderson did not direct, met a similarly lukewarm response.
Longtime fan favourite Milla Jovovich is currently at work on ‘Resident Evil: the Final Chapter,’ which as the title suggests is said to be the final film in her signature series with her writer-director (and husband) Paul WS Anderson. Broke Horror Fan report that actress-turned-producer Felissa Rose (herself a cult icon thanks to her early role in slasher movie ‘Sleepaway Camp’) is on board a big screen adaptation of ‘Love Bites,’ a 2010 novel written by another notable 80s horror star, Adrienne Barbeau (’The Fog,’ ‘Creepshow,’ ‘Swamp Thing,’ and most recently ‘Tales of Halloween’).
Milla Jovovich, the star of the ‘Resident Evil’ movies, has said that she is 'totally devastated’ following the on-set accident which resulted in a stuntwoman sustaining serious head injuries. 32-year-old Olivia Jackson was on the South African set of 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’, and ran into a metal camera arm while riding a motorbike during a stunt sequence on September 5. - Star Wars stuntwoman fighting for her life after motorbike crash She’s since been put into a medically-induced coma while she recovers and is being 'carefully monitored’ by hospital staff. Taking to Facebook, Jovovich, whose husband Paul W.S. Anderson directs the movie series, said: “None of us have experienced anything like this in our careers making action films and hope we never do again, but the production reacted very quickly to ensure she received the best care and also in reaching out to her family and making sure they were informed and looked after during this overwhelmingly difficult time.