Paul W.S. Anderson found his voice with Monster Hunter, a truly fun video game adaptation that Sony released in the midst of the pandemic. Next up for the Event Horizon and Resident Evil filmmaker is a big screen adaptation of “Game of Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin‘s short story In the Lost Lands.
The film will reteam Anderson with the great Milla Jovovich, who starred in the entire Resident Evil series, as well as last year’s Monster Hunter, alongside wrestler-turned-action star Dave Bautista (Blade Runner 2049, Guardians of the Galaxy, Army of the Dead), reports Deadline.
“The movie will follow a queen, desperate to obtain the gift of shape shifting, who makes a daring play: she hires the sorceress Gray Alys (Jovovich), a woman as feared as she is powerful. Sent to the ghostly wilderness of the ‘Lost Lands’, Alys and her guide, the drifter Boyce (Bautista), must outwit and outfight man and demon in a fable that explores the nature of good and evil, debt and fulfillment, love and loss.”
Anderson has written the script. Producers are Jeremy Bolt (Resident Evil), Anderson, Jovovich, Bautista and Jonathan Meisner, through their production company Dream Bros Entertainment, and Constantin Werner.
FilmNation is launching the project at next week’s virtual EFM.