42 Video Game Movies Currently in Development


In the years since Den of Geek first sprung into existence, we’ve persistently saved a watch on the video video games which have been touted for the massive display screen remedy. We’ve tried to checklist all of them in an enormous article just a few occasions earlier than, and it feels just like the time has come to drag a brand new model collectively.

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Out of the a whole lot of hundreds of movies on this planet at present in growth, numerous them function diversifications for (principally) profitable video video games and online game franchises. Some have been seen on our screens earlier than both through a earlier adaptation or tv sequence, whereas some are simply getting their first shot on the massive display screen.

Whichever class they fall into, they nonetheless need to navigate their method via the troublesome world of filmmaking, with a lot of them inevitably endlessly damned to growth hell. The following are only a few of those diversifications hoping to sometime grow to be successful.

RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED

Angry Birds 2 – September 20, 2019

Despite the truth that it is an Angry Birds film, the primary film made again its $73 million manufacturing price range after which some, with a $346.9 million take globally. Which implies that Roxio Entertainment has greenlit a sequel. God assist us.

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Detective Pikachu – May 10, 2019

The Detective Pikachu film is not going to solely see probably the most well-known fictional rodent since Mickey Mouse star in his personal characteristic movie (voiced by Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds), however will even function a live-action debut for the Pokémon franchise general!

Justice Smith (Get Down) co-stars as a child who wants to seek out his lacking father, and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies), who’s described as a “sassy journalist” who helps Smith’s character and Detective Pikachu on the case.

Detective Pikachu is being helmed by Rob Letterman, who’s greatest recognized for adapting R.L. Stine’s ’90s child nostalgia pic, Goosebumps, for Sony. Turning that into an all-ages comedy did wonders for the studio, and a sequel is anticipated to be on the way in which. Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman penned the script for Detective Pikachu.

Sonic the Hedgehog – Nov. 15, 2019

What took them so lengthy? Sonic the Hedgehog, veteran of numerous video video games, an animated sequence, and a long-running comedian e-book sequence from Archie Comics is coming to the massive display screen.

Tim Miller, who has somewhat time on his palms after leaving the director’s chair on Deadpool 2, goes to function government producer on the movie together with Jeff Fowler, who will even direct. Neal H. Moritz of the Fast & Furious films is producing with Takeshi Ito and Mie Onishi. Patrick Casey and Josh Miller (Golan the Insatiable) are writing the script.

James Marsden (Westworld) is about to star. Jim Carrey will play the villainous Dr. Robotnik whereas Ben Schwartz (Parks & Recreation) will voice Sonic. 

Further Reading: 50 Underrated PlayStation 2 Games

IN DEVELOPMENT

Altered Beast – TBA

Back in 2016, Stories International (Sega’s manufacturing arm) and studio Circle of Confusion introduced that they’d collaboratively adapt the fantasy arcade motion recreation Altered Beast.

Borderlands – TBA

A film based mostly on Gearbox and Take-Two’s immensely standard sci-fi recreation went into growth again in 2015. Lionsgate would be the studio taking us to the abandoned-by-the-big-wigs frontier planet of Pandora.

They’ve recruited producers Avi Arad and his son Ari Arad, each of whom have been concerned in initially bringing Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the X-Men to the massive display screen. We’ve bought excessive hopes.

Further Reading: 50 Underrated Multiplayer Games

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty Movie – TBA

Yes, the Call of Duty film is occurring! Stefano Sollima, director of Sicario 2: Solado, is in talks to direct the deliberate movie adaptation of the Call of Duty franchise. 

Activision Blizzard Studios – the movie and tv division of Activision Blizzard – is at present negotiating with Sollima within the hopes that he’ll sign-on to the mission. However, no consultant from Activision Blizzard Studios will verify that the studio is in negotiations with the director at the moment. 

Details relating to the movie itself are sadly few and much between in the mean time. Vague experiences point out that Activision Blizzard has an curiosity in doubtlessly creating a movie universe designed across the Call of Duty franchise. Much like how the Call of Duty franchise explores varied eras of fight and sometimes makes use of acquainted faces, evidently some inside the firm hope that movies based mostly on the franchise can result in an identical expanded universe.

Carmen Sandiego – TBA

Carmen Sandiego will quickly grow to be straightforward to seek out on Netflix. In addition to the forthcoming animated TV sequence picked up by Netflix, the streamer is doubling down by greenlighting a live-action movie. Gina Rodriguez is about to star within the live-action adaptation, taking over the position of the titular ‘90s multimedia character.

Don’t fear, gumshoes, Netflix plans to maintain the Carmen continuity intact as Rodriguez will even voice the character within the animated sequence.

Mark Perez has been tasked to pen an adaptation script for the circuitously mysterious franchise. Perez is a screenwriter with comedy leanings, whose work was not too long ago seen on this previous February’s Game Night, which was his first theatrical effort after a protracted layoff from a string of movies that included 2006’s Accepted, 2005’s Herbie: Fully Loaded, and 2002’s The Country Bears. The seek for a director, nevertheless, remains to be ongoing.

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Centipede – TBA

That’s proper, Centipede and Missile Command, the Atari ‘80s arcade shooter video games, are getting tailored into characteristic movies. Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films has made a take care of Atari to provide and finance the diversifications.

In an announcement in regards to the initiatives, Atari CEO Fred Chesnais stated he was “thrilled to accomplice with Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films to develop characteristic movies based mostly on two of our most beloved titles. Centipede and Missile Command are a part of Atari’s unparalleled and wealthy library of standard video games and we can’t wait to see the films come to life.”

The films shall be produced by Randall Emmett and George Furla (Lone Survivor). Emmett described the properties as “immensely standard titles have been loved by generations of players worldwide. We look ahead to a really profitable partnership Command and to bringing Centipede and Missile Command to the massive display screen.”

Atari, Stephen Belafonte, Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones will government produce the movies, however there may be at present no phrase on administrators or writers for the initiatives.

Contra – TBA

Thirty years after its preliminary launch, Konami’s traditional is about to stage a comeback from an surprising angle: a Chinese manufacturing firm has introduced that it is making a film adaptation. Aside from a slight change in location, the plot sounds broadly the identical as the unique recreation’s back-story. Here’s the official synopsis:

“In 1988, an enormous meteorite lands on an uninhabited island within the South China Sea. Chen Qiang and Li Zhiyong examine however come up empty handed. 29 years later, Chen sends commandos Bill and Lance right into a fight mission there to neutralize the villainous Red Falcon Organization, however find yourself dealing with a special enemy altogether.”

We love that the film retains the names of the characters from the Contra arcade machine. Like the remainder of the sport, Contras steeped in 80s historical past and popular culture. Bill and Lance’s full names are Bill Rizer and Lance Bean – a mash-up of actors’ names from James Cameron’s Aliens (Paul Reiser, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, and Michael Biehn) – whereas their likenesses are evidently based mostly on Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.

No launch date, solid, or director introduced as of but.

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Dante’s Inferno – TBA

Way again in 2013, it was introduced that Fede Alvarez (director of the Evil Dead remake) can be serving to to carry EA’s 2010 motion journey recreation Dante’s Inferno to the massive display screen. Since then, information in regards to the mission has stopped nearly fully leaving many to take a position that it might have been quietly canceled. 

According to Alvarez, nevertheless, that isn’t the case. 

Alvarez confirmed in 2016 that the Dante’s Inferno movie adaptation remains to be in growth. He additionally famous that slightly than having the movie be based mostly solely off of the sport, he intends to attract extra inspiration for the unique epic poem.

The Division – TBA

Ubisoft Motion Pictures (a movie division of the sport growth firm) confirmed that they are going to be turning the controversial 2016 on-line shooter into a serious movement image. 

Syriana director Stephen Gaghan has signed on to helm the high-profile film a couple of post-apocalyptic New York quarantined after the unfold of a lethal virus and now managed by gangs. In the sport, a small group of elite army operatives should combat again towards these gangs and discover a treatment for the virus. We actually liked the sport when it first launched final yr.

Gaghan will tackle his first online game adaptation, though it isn’t his first expertise with the trade. The director additionally wrote the script for the tepidly acquired first-person shooter Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Jake Gyllenhaal has signed as much as star within the adaptation and also will produce, which makes it the actor’s second game-to-film mission up to now — he beforehand starred in Disney’s tepid Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time in 2010. Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) has additionally been solid to star alongside Gyllenhaal.  

The recreation’s premise is a strong foundation for an motion thriller: set in a wintry Manhattan beset by a lethal pandemic, it is a couple of small group of brokers whose job is to revive order and hunt down the reason for the outbreak. The darkish and violent idea could possibly be actually efficient within the palms of the appropriate filmmakers.

Duke Nukem – TBA

It’s taken a very long time, however there could also be strong progress on bringing the online game character Duke Nukem to the massive display screen. Former wrestler John Cena – who was not too long ago seen in Daddy’s Home 2 and lent his voice to the latest animated film Ferdinand – is in talks to tackle the position. 

It’s early phases for the mission, with neither a author nor a director in place but. But the plan is to make it is a starring automobile for Cena, presumably with a view towards a franchise. There’s no method that this gained’t get an R score, both.

Further Reading: 25 Best Japanese Games Not Available within the U.S.

Firewatch – TBA

Firewatch, 2016’s largest entry into the “Walking Simulator” style, is now set to be tailored into a serious movement image. 

This mission is a part of a deal between movie manufacturing firm Good Universe and Firewatch‘s developer Campo Santo who’re becoming a member of forces in an effort to create a subsidiary supposed to attach filmmakers and recreation builders. The full extent of this collaboration is unknown, however Campo Santo founder Sean Vanaman did have this to say relating to the settlement. 

The very first thing the 2 events plan to make is an adaptation of 2016’s Firewatch which has, to this point, been probably the most stunning online game hits of 2016. Firewatch follows a person named Henry who has determined to work as a fireplace lookout in Wyoming. When a mysterious incidence attracts Henry’s consideration and compels him to wander into the wilderness, he’s quickly drawn into an intriguing net of ethical conflicts that should be navigated with the assistance of a supervisor he retains contact with via the usage of a handheld radio. 

Five Nights at Freddy’s – TBA

Five Nights at Freddy’s film plans are shifting ahead with revitalized momentum. The standard point-and-click horror-adventure online game sequence, which has grow to be a staple on iOS and Android gadgets, had movie adaptation plans gestating for about three years; plans that are actually strapped to a proverbial rocket pack, with the choice of a confirmed visionary in Chris Columbus, and a genre-appropriate studio in Blumhouse.

Chris Columbus will write and direct a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie for Blumhouse Productions. The newest motion on the mission took place after it was put into turnaround by Warner Bros./New Line again in March 2017, which landed it at Blumhouse, the upstart horror-film-friendly studio of Jason Blum, constructed by the likes of movie franchises reminiscent of Paranormal ActivityInsidiousSinister, and The Purge.

Five Nights at Freddy’s has but to sign any manufacturing or launch dates, however we are going to maintain you apprised of the mission’s main developments as they happen.

Further Reading: 20 Video Games to Play in 2019

Fruit Ninja – TBA

Fruit Ninja is coming to the massive display screen. Now you possibly can watch as somebody wildly makes a fruit salad out of miles of digital celluloid. In anticipation of the all popcorn crumbs Angry Birds shall be leaving within the aisles, Tripp Vinson introduced it is going to produce a characteristic movie remedy of the cellular app Fruit Ninja.

The addictive recreation already spawned a stay motion model from a YouTuber named ScottDW however this one will drop from Vinson Films. The screenplay is being typed proper now by JP Lavin and Chad Damiani, who tailored the e-book How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.

Fruit Ninja is the second top-selling iOS recreation ever. It has had over one billion downloads because it was launched in 2010 and is now able to be made as a live-action comedy the entire household can take pleasure in. Oh, they’re protecting particulars on the plot very secret. There are so many issues you are able to do with apples and oranges, swords and bombs.

The film shall be government produced by Sam White and Tara Farney.

Gears of War – TBA

A characteristic movie adaptation of the online game Gears of War, lengthy in growth however not too long ago on the again burner, is being actively developed by producers Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Scott Stuber (Central Intelligence), the latter of whom has been engaged on the mission for 3 years.

The information was introduced by Microsoft throughout a stay stream for the upcoming launch of Gears of War 4, with the corporate revealing that the mission has discovered a house at Universal Pictures (who apparently didn’t really feel sufficiently burned by the field workplace flameout of its Warcraft adaptation).

Screenwriter Shane Salerno has been employed to pen the film. Salerno has busied himself not too long ago by working on the 4 upcoming Avatar sequels with James Cameron, in addition to an adaptation of Don Winslow’s e-book The Cartel that Ridley Scott intends to direct. And talking of administrators, Gears Of War wants one too.

Gears of War is a 3rd particular person shooter recreation that follows the members of Delta Squad, a staff of troopers tasked with saving the human inhabitants of a planet referred to as Sera from an alien drive generally known as the Locust Horde (amongst different creatures). 

The concept is to not base the film straight on any specific Gears of War recreation however to create a brand new story set within the Gears of War universe.

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Half-Life – TBA

While selling, 10 Cloverfield Lane again in 2016, J.J. Abrams gave an replace about Bad Robot’s upcoming Half-Life film. It’s not a lot to go on and even Abrams says so.

“We’ve bought writers, and we’re engaged on each these tales. But nothing that may be an thrilling replace,” says Abrams, who’s set to provide each movies. He did not reveal who the writers have been, although.  

Meanwhile, the Half-Life film, which was first introduced by Valve head Gabe Newell at DICE 2013, has proved to be as elusive because the video games themselves. Since the movie’s announcement, there hadn’t been any further info till now. We assumed it was burning in growth hell. Glad to see that is not the case. 

Just Cause – TBA

In 2017, it was reported that Jason Momoa – he of Game of Thrones and Aquaman fame – has signed on to star within the Just Cause movie mission. Momoa is about to play sequence protagonist Rico Rodriguez; a highly-skilled operative who completes varied assignments for the mysterious group recognized merely because the Agency. Presumably, stated assignments shall be accomplished inside the confines of some unique tropical locale, however that individual element – together with many different features of the plot – is unconfirmed at the moment. 

Meanwhile, Brad Peyton (San Andreas) has been confirmed because the movie’s director. Interestingly, Peyton can also be engaged on a movie model of the favored arcade recreation Rampage which stars none apart from San Andreas lead, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. We’ll allow you to resolve whether or not the producers that apparently checked out San Andreas and thought, “Now that is what a online game film ought to appear to be,” are in the appropriate or not. 

Speaking of producers, Peyton and Jeff Fierson shall be dealing with the manufacturing of the Just Cause movie through their ASAP Entertainment manufacturing firm. Additional producers embrace Roy Lee (Vertigo Entertainment), Adrian Askarieh (Prime Universe Films), Eva Cao (Supernova Entertainment), in addition to Mason Xu and Fan Dong of DNA Co. Ltd. It’s price noting that the China-based studio DNA is dealing with the movie’s financing. It appears that China’s fascination with funding blockbuster motion movies continues to develop stronger and stronger.  

There’s no phrase but on when Just Cause will begin capturing or if it is going to embrace scenes that includes Rodriguez tying cows to the blades of helicopters after which tying civilians to the cows. If it is making an attempt to duplicate one of the best components of the Just Cause video games, nevertheless, it most actually ought to. 

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The Last Of Us

The Last of Us – TBA

Although some would argue that the sport is cinematic sufficient in of itself, Sony subsidiary Screen Gems (the corporate behind the Resident Evil movie franchise) are at present working onerous on bringing Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us to the massive display screen.

Sam Raimi is on board as a producer, whereas the sport’s author, Neil Druckmann, is engaged on the screenplay. (Druckmann additionally penned the Uncharted sequence). Druckmann gave an replace in January 2015, insisting that his screenplay can be “fairly trustworthy” to his authentic recreation script, regardless of just a few “huge modifications.”

In March 2016, Druckmann admitted that the movie is in growth hell till additional discover. Raimi additionally confirmed as a lot not too long ago, citing inventive variations between Druckmann and Sony by way of the path of the movie. 

Maisie Williams has apparently had conferences about taking part in the lead character, Ellie, however for now the film would not appear to be shifting anyplace quick. 

Mega Man – TBA

Mega Man is getting a live-action film from 20th Century Fox, Capcom introduced in Oct. 2018. The film, which is tentatively titled MEGA MAN, shall be written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the staff that beforehand introduced you sci-fi horror movie Viral and Paranormal Activity 3 and 4. They additionally directed the hit on-line courting documentary, Catfish. No launch date has been set for his or her first foray into online game diversifications.

Further Reading: 25 Best Mega Man Games

Metal Gear Solid – TBA

Jordan Vogt-Roberts is constant to develop his deliberate film tackle the online game Metal Gear Solid, that Sony Pictures is backing. The movie has been in gestation for a while, but it surely’s now getting an additional serving to hand from Derek Connolly.

Connolly has been employed to work on the most recent draft of the screenplay, having labored with Vogt-Roberts on the latest Kong: Skull Island. He’s additionally co-written Jurassic World and the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

There’s nonetheless no recognized timeframe for Metal Gear Solid on the massive display screen simply but, however we suspect over the following yr or so, we’ll see Sony attempting to push the proverbial accelerator down on the mission somewhat. As we hear extra, we’ll let …

Metro 2033 – TBA

The first-person shooter Metro 2033—itself based mostly on a novel of the identical title by Russian writer Dmitry Glukhovsky—is heading to the films. The filmmakers will apparently use Mad Max and The Hunger Games as inspirations whereas adapting the Metro 2033 story (all a couple of Russian post-apocalyptic underground wasteland, and the chap who dares to wander via it). Michael De Luca, Eugene Efuni, and Stephen L’Heureux are producing.

Further Reading: 25 Underrated Game Boy Games

Minecraft – TBA

A film adaptation of Mojang’s large constructing recreation Minecraft has been touted for a while. Night on the Museum director Shawn Levy was linked for some time, with unconfirmed discuss suggesting that the film is perhaps a live-action journey, slightly than an animation.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s co-creator Rob McElhenney took Levy’s place in 2015, however now he is dropped out too. McElhenney knowledgeable TheWrap that the movie “will not be taking place” with him as director. Neither McElhenney or Warner Bros. have elaborated on the matter additional, however all proof means that the film will miss its May 24, 2019 launch date. At the second, it sounds just like the studio is within the midst of what some have described as a serious overhaul of the deliberate mission. 

There’s no phrase on who will helm the movie now that McElhenney is out, however evidently Warner Bros. has approached Aaron and Adam Nee (The Last Romantic, Band of Robbers) to pen a brand new script for Minecraft. The earlier model of the script was written by Wonder Womanscreenwriter Jason Fuchs. 

Missile Command – TBA

That’s proper, Centipede and Missile Command, the Atari ‘80s arcade shooter video games, are getting tailored into characteristic movies. Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films has made a take care of Atari to provide and finance the diversifications.

In an announcement in regards to the initiatives, Atari CEO Fred Chesnais stated he was “thrilled to accomplice with Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films to develop characteristic movies based mostly on two of our most beloved titles. Centipede and Missile Command are a part of Atari’s unparalleled and wealthy library of standard video games and we can’t wait to see the films come to life.”

The films shall be produced by Randall Emmett and George Furla (Lone Survivor). Emmett described the properties as “immensely standard titles have been loved by generations of players worldwide. We look ahead to a really profitable partnership Command and to bringing Centipede and Missile Command to the massive display screen.”

Atari, Stephen Belafonte, Wayne Marc Godfrey, and Robert Jones will government produce the movies, however there may be at present no phrase on administrators or writers for the initiatives.

Further Reading: 50 Underrated Xbox Games

Monster Hunter – TBA

British director Paul WS Anderson turned the hit online game franchise Resident Evil right into a long-running movie sequence within the early 2000s, and he is set to do the identical factor once more with one other property owned by Japanese writer Capcom.

The Monster Hunter film “tells the story of two heroes who come from totally different worlds to defeat a shared hazard, the highly effective, lethal and luxurious monsters that inhabit the land. Along the way in which, viewers will make new discoveries and encounter acquainted faces and beloved characters from the video games just like the Admiral,” in keeping with the official synopsis from the writer.

Diego Boneta (Before I Fall) and Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) star within the film. No launch date has been set. 

Monument Valley – TBA

Monument Valley, the critically acclaimed cellular puzzle recreation from Ustwo, is being tailored by Paramount Pictures. Patrick Osborne (Ralph Breaks the Internet) has been tapped to direct the movie. No launch date has been set. 

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Mortal Kombat – TBA

The Mortal Kombat reboot is one step nearer to actuality, with Simon McQuoid signing on as director. Greg Russo not too long ago accomplished a draft of the screenplay, and it isn’t clear if something stays of the work executed by Oren Uziel (who wrote the well-received Mortal Kombat: Legacy net sequence) and Dave Callahan (The Expendables). 

Christopher Lambert (Raiden) is about to be again for this one. He’s not giving an excessive amount of away at this stage, however he revealed to Loaded that “They have an important concept for the third one,” including that “it will likely be very totally different.”

In reality, it seems as if the brand new film could have a time journey ingredient. “We are going to be touring via time, however in a really particular method. So think about characters having a battle in the course of London after which whoosh, you smash via a window and end up on the hood of a New York cab,” Lambert teased.

Portal – TBA

At the Westworld purple carpet again in September 2016, director/producer J.J. Abrams gave an replace on the upcoming Portal and Half-Life films. While Abrams did not go into an excessive amount of element, he did reveal that he had a gathering developing the next week with Valve, the studio that created each video games in query. And it looks as if each Bad Robot and Valve are specializing in the Portal film first. 

“We have a gathering developing subsequent week with Valve, we’re very lively, I’m hoping that there shall be a Portal announcement pretty quickly,” stated Abrams.

The announcement might contain a reveal of who’s writing the script for the movie, as Abrams teased that he is had talked with writers about each video games:

“We are having some actually fascinating discussions with writers, a lot of whom…when you stated you’re doing a film or present a couple of particular factor that could be a recognized amount you begin to discover people who find themselves rabid about these items. As somebody who loves taking part in Half-Life and Portal, what’s the film of this, it’s unbelievable whenever you discuss to somebody who simply ‘will get’ it, it’s like, oh my god, it’s actually the seed for this unbelievable tree you’re rising.”

Abrams was cautious to not discuss Portal‘s story and did not say if the movie would observe the sport’s storyline, which entails a facility stuffed with platforming puzzles, inter-spatial portals, and a mad AI who loves cake. Not an excessive amount of to chew on precisely, however maybe we must always put together ourselves for a Portal announcement.

Further Reading: What Half-Life 3 Would Have Been About

Rainbow Six – TBA

Rainbow Six might have grow to be a sequence of best-selling and standard video video games, due to UbiSoft, however its core nonetheless lies in a novel by the late Tom Clancy. The sizeable e-book focuses on the character of John Clark, who was launched in Clancy’s Jack Ryan novels (and we noticed performed on display screen by Willem Dafoe in Clear And Present Danger and Liev Schreiber in The Sum Of All Fears).

A film adaptation of Rainbow Six is now within the works, and it’s being overseen by Akiva Goldsman. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec have been employed to attempt to match the e-book right into a two hours-or-so film, and Paramount – which is backing the mission – would subsequently search for extra John Clark films.

Ryan Reynolds was approached to star as Clark in Rainbow Six, though there’s nothing formal that we all know of but. Nor is there phrase of a director.

We will, after all, maintain you posted…

Raving Rabbids – TBA

Rayman spin-off Raving Rabbids has carved out fairly a reputation for itself. So a lot so, the truth is, that Ubisoft has teamed up with Sony to carry the troublemaking rabbits to the massive display screen.

This one shall be a for a live-action/stop-motion animation hybrid. Robot Chicken writers Matthew Senreich, Tom Sheppard, and Zeb Wells are engaged on the script as we converse.

Further Reading: 50 Underrated DOS Games

Rent a Hero – TBA

Gamers and otaku rejoice: Japanese motion RPG online game Rent A Hero is making a heroic leap out of your pc display screen to the massive display screen. 

Tokyo online game powerhouse Sega has already rented the superpowers of Tomoya Suzuki, president and CEO of its manufacturing arm Stories International. Stories International’s Even J. Cholfin shall be government producing with Suzuki and Hakuhodo DY Group co-producing, and can degree up with filmmakers Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time MachineHigh FidelityGrosse Pointe Blank) and Jeff Morris (The True Memoirs of an International Assassin) to improve the futuristic recreation to larger-than-life proportions.

While solid and launch particulars did not arrive with the superpowered swimsuit, we now actually, actually want the hero-for-rent service was a factor. 

Resident Evil Reboot – TBA

If you really thought the final Resident Evil movie was going to be the final Resident Evil movie, then it’s possible you’ll wish to brace your self. Yes, the Resident Evil movie franchise goes to be rebooted. 

James Wan (SawThe Conjuring 2) has signed on to provide the reboot and Greg Russo (Mortal Kombat) shall be dealing with screenplay duties. According to this similar report, this reboot will characteristic a completely new solid. At current, Russo and Wan are solely anticipated to helm the primary of six deliberate new Resident Evil movies. 

Further Reading: The George Romero Resident Evil Movie You Never Saw

Shinobi – TBA

Sega’s once-popular, at present dormant sequence Shinobi is one other traditional cartridge-centric online game franchise that shall be getting the film remedy. Marc Platt Productions, an organization concerned with hits like Wanted (and its deliberate sequel), Bridge of Spies, Drive, and the Legally Blonde movies will reportedly develop a Shinobi movie adaptation in a co-production with Sega’s firm Stories International Inc. According to Platt in an announcement:

“We love the Shinobi video games and consider that the world of ninjas has by no means been correctly explored onscreen. We now have the chance to do exactly that. With Shinobi, we hope to make a movie that honors the essence of the video games and brings this fascinating world to life for moviegoing audiences.”

It’s nonetheless too early know when Shinobi plans to sneak its technique to theaters, however we will definitely maintain you apprised of updates.

Sleeping Dogs – TBA

The probabilities of getting a sequel to the 2012 cult traditional open-world crime recreation Sleeping Dogs simply get slimmer with every passing yr. While that realization is normally sufficient to ship us working to the bottle…umm…of Yoo-hoo or one thing, the ache bought somewhat extra manageable right now with the announcement that Donnie Yen goes to be starring in a movie adaptation of Sleeping Dogs.

Producer Neal Moritz (of the Fast and the Furious franchise and 21 Jump Street fame) is placing collectively a movie adaptation of Square Enix’s beloved recreation. Donnie Yen, after all, is the film martial arts grasp you’ll most not too long ago keep in mind from his work in Rogue One

Yen’s cinematic martial arts abilities are positive to return into play in some unspecified time in the future within the Sleeping Dogs movie. While there aren’t any concrete particulars regarding the film’s plot, together with whether or not or not it will likely be a strict adaptation or a religious follow-up, you possibly can relaxation assured that the sport will borrow sure parts from the video games. That means loads of Yakuza, numerous automotive chases, just a few gunfights, and a few martial arts sequences that additional the – admittedly superior – stereotype that Japan is absolutely only a assortment of martial arts fights that see numerous fruit stands get demolished. 

Original Film shall be dealing with the distribution of Sleeping Dogs alongside DJ2 Entertainment. Joining Moritz on the manufacturing facet of issues is Dmitri Johnson, and Dan Jevons, whereas Toby Ascher and Stephan Bugaj shall be dealing with government manufacturing duties.

Unfortunately, Sleeping Dogs‘ developer, United Front Games, shut down in 2016, so it is unlikely they will have a lot inventive enter within the course of. As as to if or not this adaptation will spur Square Enix to publish one other Sleeping Dogs title, we are able to solely hope that it’ll whereas we additionally maintain on to some hope this film does justice to the unbelievable recreation that impressed it.

Further Reading: 50 Underrated Sega Genesis Games

Splinter Cell – TBA

Ubisoft’s movie studio is working with New Regency Productions on a movie model of the black ops stealth recreation Splinter Cell, with Tom Hardy hooked up to painting the video games sequence’ protagonist Sam Fisher. For some time, Doug Liman of Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity was hooked up to direct.

He departed the mission in April 2015, although. Ubisoft is trying to find a brand new director, whereas Frank John Hughes – of Dark Tourist and Leave – works on the script. Previous writers embrace X-Men: First Class’ Sheldon Turner.

Joseph Kahn – director of numerous music movies, in addition to that Power/Rangers fan movie – has been linked to the director’s chair.

Further Reading: 25 Underrated NES Games

Spy Hunter – TBA

The traditional ’80s arcade recreation Spy Hunter has been in growth as a film since Universal purchased the rights in 2003. At one stage, Dwayne Johnson was concerned, but it surely’s unclear if he nonetheless is. Last we heard, Zombieland’s Ruben Flesicher was onboard to direct.

In November 2015, a pair of writers have been employed to resurrect the mission – Nelson Greaves and Sam Chalsen, each of whom are recognized for his or her work on the Sleepy Hollow TV sequence. It’s unclear if Fleischer stays concerned.

Streets of Rage – TBA

Back in 2016, Stories International (Sega’s manufacturing arm) and studio Circle of Confusion introduced that they may collaboratively adapt urban-set side-scrolling beat ‘em up sequence Streets of Rage.

Further Reading: 25 Underrated SNES Games

Super Mario Bros. – TBA

It’s official! Nintendo and Universal Studios are working to create a Super Mario Bros. animated film. Illumination Entertainment – the studio behind Minions and Shrek – will deal with the precise manufacturing of the Super Mario Bros. animated film. Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri will produce.

We’re keen to guess that this animated mission will probably be a lot nearer in spirit to the Super Mario Bros. video games than the live-action film was. Super Mario Odyssey has actually proved that Mario can survive the transition into some fairly weird universes. While we won’t fairly fathom what the movie’s plot shall be about, we’ll guess that this film will not less than be visually pleasing. 

There’s nonetheless no strong launch date accessible for the Super Mario Bros. animated film, however the plan is to have it in theaters someday in 2022. 

Tetris – TBA

The long-discussed prospects of a Tetris film adaptation are near turning into actuality with a brand new worldwide coalition of media moguls trying to co-produce the mission. China-based producer Bruno Wu will be part of U.S.-based producer Lawrence Kasanoff (Mortal KombatTrue Lies), which is able to see Wu’s Seven Star Works and Kasanoff’s Threshold Entertainment Group function below the joint title Threshold Global Studios. 

Tetris would be the kickoff mission for this new enterprise with an $80 million manufacturing price range reportedly dedicated to line up 4 proverbial rows of blocks on the box-office.

Certainly, the concept of a U.S./China coalition throwing $80 million at a thus-far shapeless Tetris film is one thing that we’ll look ahead to updating within the coming months.

Further Reading: The Incredibly Weird Story Behind Tetris

Thief – TBA

Unsurprisingly, there is a Thief film on the way in which. The pacing of the Thief video games lends itself completely to an enormous display screen journey, in any case. The sequence mixes stealth, fight, and treasure searching in a world of magic and even horror. Zombies and different monsters are a part of the enjoyable of the primary recreation. The 2014 Thief online game reboot was poorly acquired, although, so it is perhaps a good suggestion to deal with one of many earlier video games for the film as an alternative.

Adam Mason and Simon Boyes are penning a screenplay for the Thief film that’s being put collectively by Straight Up Films. Roy Lee, Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen and Adrian Askarieh, who produced the Hitman movies, will produce this one. 

It’s very early phases, after all, so we don’t know but of a director or a launch date. Our ear shall be to the bottom.

Uncharted – TBA

It’s been some time since something of substance surfaced in regards to the Uncharted film. All we all know for positive in the mean time is that Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) is about to star as Nathan Drake.

However, prolific producer Charles Roven (Justice LeagueWonder WomanThe Dark Knight Trilogy), who’s hooked up to the mission, dropped some new particulars at a Producers Guild of America gathering at which he acquired a lifetime achievement award.

Roven explains the movie’s chronologically ambiguous connection to the online game mythology, stating:

“We’ve give you a beautiful origin story but it surely’s nonetheless based mostly on the Uncharted online game. It doesn’t happen throughout any of the time interval of any of the Uncharted video video games. It really takes place when Nathan Drake (who’s the lead of that recreation) and Sully, I assume you’d name him his surrogate father, have been a lot youthful. It’s an origin story that evolves out of the sport however will not be from the sport.”

In a extra substantive addendum, Roven additionally reveals that the Uncharted film script – final drafted by Joe Carnahan after tenures by David Guggenheim and Eric Warren Singer – has handed into the palms of one more screenwriter in Rafe Judkins, who’s primarily recognized for tv work in episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Hemlock GroveChuck, and My Own Worst Enemy.

Further Reading: 60 Underrated PlayStation Games

Werewolves Within – TBA

Ubisoft has introduced a live-action adaptation of Werewolves Within, the 2016 VR recreation from Red Storm Entertainment. Mishna Wolff is about to pen the script. No launch date has been set for the movie. 

John Saavedra is Games Editor at Den of Geek. Read extra of his work right here. Follow him on Twitter @johnsjr9.

Matthew Byrd is a workers author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed sequence of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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