Milla Jovovich slays monsters from Capcom’s iconic video game franchise and Baby Yoda slays our hearts. Check out a new crop of trailers:
Trailers, trailers everywhere. This morning, let’s take a look at what’s coming around the corner.
First up, we have a preview on Monster Hunter, Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming adaption of Capcom’s hit video game series. For the occasion, he’s re-teamed with Milla Jovovich, who starred in his adaptations of another Capcom franchise, Resident Evil. Don’t mess with a good thing:
Story-wise, the Monster Hunter games are pretty straightforward: there are giant monsters threatening villages and it’s your job to kill ’em dead. The movie adds a sci-fi element as Captain Natalie Artemis (Jovovich) and her military team enter an alternate dimension full towering beasts. They struggle at first, but things start turning around when they run into the Hunter (Tony Jaa) and a band of human survivors led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman) who specialize in fighting these things. It all looks like good schlocky action fun.
Monster Hunter hits theaters on December 30, coronavirus permitting. I’m thinking this release date will stick: even if not a lot of people can see it in the U.S., where many theaters are still closed are sparsely attended, the Monster Hunter games have a lot of international appeal and can probably sell tickets overseas.
Next, Disney released a brief new look at The Mandalorian season 2. Mostly it’s stuff we’ve already seen, but it’s still exciting.
Mando and Baby Yoda go boating! TIE Fighters bursting into flame! Mando jet-packing blasting away while Stormtroopers shoot at him! October 30 can’t come fast enough.
Finally, Nicolas Cage fights aliens in Jiu Jitsu, about aliens who attack Earth every six years and can only be defeated by martial arts.
Yes, it’s very silly. And yes, I would watch it.
Jiu Jitsu comes out on November 20, in theaters and on demand. What a bounty.
h/t Syfy Wire