Monster Hunter action movie to film in South Africa

Filmmaker Paul WS Anderson will shoot in South Africa for Monster Hunter, a movie adaptation of the PlayStation videogame franchise.

Filmmaker Paul WS Anderson will shoot on location in South Africa for Monster Hunter, a movie adaptation of the popular PlayStation videogame franchise.

Anderson (pictured) has experience of adapting videogames into films, having been a central creative force on the Resident Evil franchise.

Monster Hunter action movie to film in South Africa
Paul WS Anderson

South Africa is a key southern hemisphere production centre with flexible locations and generous filming incentive support.

Recent high-profile shoots have included a new Tomb Raider movie from MGM and Warner Bros, which doubled South Africa for global locations.

“The crews are great there and, at least for a European company, it’s easy to get there: same time zone [and] overnight flights,” said Martin Moszkowicz, head of Monster Hunter production company Constantin Films, in comments to Variety. “We are very much in a comfort zone of production.”

Production on the $60m Monster Hunter will reunite Anderson with star Milla Jovovich, also a veteran of the Resident Evil movies.

Monster movies are once again becoming big business. The Godzilla franchise was relaunched in 2014 by Warner Bros and Legendary Entertainment to huge success, with Kong: Skull Island following a couple of years later. Follow-up Godzilla: King of Monsters has been filmed in Atlanta, Georgia for a scheduled release in early 2019.

Dwayne Johnson recently starred in Rampage, another videogame adaptation featuring genetically enhanced monsters, which also used US hub Atlanta as a production base.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in South Africa.

Image: Universal Studios

Monster Hunter action movie to film in South Africa
Paul WS Anderson

Filmmaker Paul WS Anderson will shoot on location in South Africa for Monster Hunter, a movie adaptation of the popular PlayStation videogame franchise.

Anderson (pictured) has experience of adapting videogames into films, having been a central creative force on the Resident Evil franchise.

South Africa is a key southern hemisphere production centre with flexible locations and generous filming incentive support.

Recent high-profile shoots have included a new Tomb Raider movie from MGM and Warner Bros, which doubled South Africa for global locations.

“The crews are great there and, at least for a European company, it’s easy to get there: same time zone [and] overnight flights,” said Martin Moszkowicz, head of Monster Hunter production company Constantin Films, in comments to Variety. “We are very much in a comfort zone of production.”

Production on the $60m Monster Hunter will reunite Anderson with star Milla Jovovich, also a veteran of the Resident Evil movies.

Monster movies are once again becoming big business. The Godzilla franchise was relaunched in 2014 by Warner Bros and Legendary Entertainment to huge success, with Kong: Skull Island following a couple of years later. Follow-up Godzilla: King of Monsters has been filmed in Atlanta, Georgia for a scheduled release in early 2019.

Dwayne Johnson recently starred in Rampage, another videogame adaptation featuring genetically enhanced monsters, which also used US hub Atlanta as a production base.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in South Africa.

Image: Universal Studios

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