Video games have been made into movies that you don’t know!
There is an interesting thing that I have to tell you, video games that are made into movies are not necessarily successful games. For Hollywood directors, their top priority is the names of the characters in the game and their popularity. If you notice, you will find that games with huge fans like Mario or Minecraft all have movies to serve the needs of the audience. And of course, these films bring huge profits for the production team. However, a quality game may not be able to create a blockbuster on the screen, typically Assassin’s Creed and Warcraft!
The audience’s demand for video game-based films is increasing. And Hollywood filmmakers understand that. They create many movies or remake movies for this area. Even, Hollywood is willing to spend a large budget to make a movie based on a video game without a good story (or its plot is unclear). Although there have been films released and received by the audience, some projects are still stuck in filming!
And believe me, certainly among the stuck projects are some rough gems that can create blockbuster at the box office!
Dance Dance Revolution
Have you ever seen beautiful neon lights in a local cinema? Yes, they are usually designed at the stairs to guide the audience to their seated position. And we have Dance Dance Revolution video game with a little bit of Pac-Man. If you go to supermarkets or shopping centers, you will see dance boxes in the video game area. Inspired by these dance machines, Dance Dance Revolution requires you to step up the neon arrows and touch them to match the rhythm of the song. You can dance, stomp, rotate, or even use your hands to perform. Obviously this game is interesting, although it has no character and no plot!
And Stampede studios made an interesting decision. They will make a movie and sell tickets at the box office, the film is based on the Dance Dance Revolution game. Former president of Greg Silverman of Warner Bros. Pictures cooperated with Konami (owner of Dance Dance Revolution) in this project. Actually, we have too little information about the rules in their contracts. But I can reveal that this movie is set in a world on the verge of destruction!
And with a dire backdrop, the Dance Dance Revolution movie will disappoint those who are looking forward to “dancing in love” or “dancing like exercise every morning” … Hopefully this movie will create surprises for us!
Mega Man…Yes! Mega Man
The number two candidate in this article is the boy Mega Man. After years of silence, we finally got the official information about Mega Man. Mega Man is a robot boy of Capcom with great fighting ability. Mega Mand was released on the NES device in 1987. Since then, there have been many gamers who love this game and they always want a movie about their super boy. Sure, it would be great to see Mega Man appear at the cinema. With giant cannon arms and battle scenes with evil robots, I hope that Mega Man will be more interesting than the 8bit version on video games!
I would like to reveal that director Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are working hard on the Mega Man movie project. Of course, the plot will have surprises compared to the video game version. For those who don’t know, you might be pleased when Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman produced famous movies like Nerve and Catfish. We don’t have much information about the plot of the movie, but Capcom said that the movie “Mega Man” will bring more emotions to gamers. Besides, there are also action movie fans who are looking forward to this movie. That is a good signal for a movie in production!
With the participation of actor Masi Oka and Chernin Entertainment, I believe the Mega Man movie will have certain successes like the Planet of the Apes series. Maybe this is a blockbuster movie that comes from a video game!
Of course one of the prominent names in this list is Minecraft. This is a game with a huge amount of fans. It can be said that Minecraft is a successful film project even when it is in the process of filming.
After director Rob McElhenny left this project, we don’t have any information about the development of Minecraft movies. And before we have a new director to continue this “interesting blocks” project, maybe the release time will not be May 2019.
During this time, there were many rumors about this movie project. Gamers discuss the content of the Minecraft movie. They wonder about its graphics, whether the Minecraft movie still uses its famous blocks? Nobody knows if this is an animated movie or a real action. And the plot of the movie version is really a big question when Minecraft is a sandbox game. In Minecraft video games, players will create their own stories with square blocks. This is also one of the problems, Mojang disagrees with the thoughts of director Shawn Levy about the Minecraft world!
Let’s wait and see how this movie will be made by Warner Bros.
Sonic the Hedgehog
We came up with another interesting name, Sonic the Hedgehog. This video game has been so popular that there are many variations of it in real life, from remake games, comics, toys, pictures, to furniture, and cartoons. And now we are looking forward to the appearance of Blue Blur sassy from Sega on the big screen.
The good news is that Paramount Pictures used the CGI technique and applied it in the Sonic image. Thus, we will see Sonic running normally, but this time, there is a difference. In the movie version, Sonic will run away from … law. The government wanted to convict Sonic after vague cases. Later, Sonic meets a friend, a policeman from the Green Hills countryside. This friend will help Sonic escape those who are clinging to him!
With information that leaked on the internet, there was controversy over the shape of Sonic’s 2019 film version. Through banners, people saw the shape of a blue hedgehog. However, some fans were disappointed when they saw muscular legs that were different from the Sonic video game. While everyone is talking about this project, we know that Jim Carrey will play Eggman!
If you’ve ever played Firewatch games released in 2016, you’ll find that it’s more like a movie than a video game. And really, Hollywood directors had a movie project for Firewatch. Based on an interesting storyline with unique storytelling, we see miracles from the wilderness ‘Utah’. And Good Universe is the film studio that will partner with Campo Santo in this potential project!
Good Universe and Campo Santo shared their resources in previous projects, both video games and movies (information from The Hollywood Reporter). So, we can absolutely hope for great things in the Firewatch movie. However, fans of the game still want the film to keep its characteristic qualities!
Firewatch is a first-person action game. There are many Firewatch fans who love the character ‘Henry’, even though they have never seen his face even once. In a quiet space of the tower, Henry talks to Delilah (an in-game NPC) … that’s all we know about this movie. Mad Men Rich Sommer and The Walking Dead’s Cissy Jones will voice the two characters I just mentioned!
Do you want to watch a movie about Uncharted video game? This is the time when you are closer to it than ever. With the leaked information, we know that the movie will have action scenes of star Nathan Fillion. He will play the wise treasure hunter named Nathan Drake. Besides, in Nathan Fillion’s adventure, we have Tom Hollan in the young Drake. Do you remember anything about the prequel of Naughty Dog?
With youthful looks and incredible athletic skills (training from Spider-Man: Homecoming), Holland will have interesting action scenes. Joe Carnahan wrote the script for this movie while the famous director Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) was the one who made the final decision during the filming. Also, on the big screen we have Bryan Cranston (playing Victor Sullivan) like a friend of Nathan Drake – but that’s just a rumor. In short, official information says Tom Holland will be on this project, and it’s being filmed! Damn it! I want to watch this movie in 2019!
Tom Clancy’s the Division
A movie from a video game is the attention of many studios in Hollywood. First, they rated the game about its fans and its popularity. Next, they contacted the game management unit and bought the copyright. And then, fans will have debates about movies based on their favorite games. However, for Tom Clancy’s The Division there is a bit of difference. The main cast of this movie brings special emotions to the fans of the game!
Fans may be happy when they know that the two big stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain will appear in this movie. Besides, experienced director David Leitch will be the project leader. We will see fast and exciting action scenes as the great things from Deadpool 2 and John Wick. Signals from fans for people who participate in this movie are very positive!
David Leitch said that he would not focus on the first-person shooter. Instead, viewers will enjoy great stories from characters in the movie. Answering Collider’s questions, our talented director said that he was confident in his abilities. Leitch will bring a great movie that action movie lovers will like, and so will the fans of The Game Division!
Super Mario Bros
As I said at the beginning of the article, we have Mario on this list. In 1993, Super Mario Bros. was released and became the icon of Nintendo, a major company in the Japanese gaming industry. So, this is always the goal of Hollywood directors. They want to make a movie on the big screen about Mario and Luigi brothers.
Some scenes in the film show that Mario brothers appeared in New York City. They fell into a sewer and had to fight the giant Koopas to protect the world. Illumination is a movie studio that will make this movie. For those who don’t know, cute yellow minions are the success of Illumination.
The director of the Super Mario Bros movie is Shigeru Miyamoto, through a publication on Twitter of Nintendo. Illumination’s animation techniques will bring surprises. Based on Mario’s popularity, it is possible that this film will mark a turning point in the field of “movies starting from video games”. If this movie succeeds in box office sales, we can expect other movies about Nintendo’s next games. However, remember that Luigi’s Mansion from Blair Witch is a minus point! Forget it while we have many other interesting movies!
Gears of war
There are lots of good news for Gears of War fans. First, Microsoft said that Gears of War 4 is in development. And then, another interesting news, about Gears of War movie! Microsoft has partnered with Universal Pictures, a major Hollywood studio. We have quite a bit of information about this special project. But it is a great thing for fans, especially Dave Bautista fans!
Bautista is one of the most famous WWE wrestlers in the world. His celebration in the stands is one of WWE’s symbols. After the success of the wrestling ring, Dave Bautista jumped into the movie industry as an actor, typically Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy series. And a surprise for his fans! Bautista will play the main character Marcus Fenix in Gears of War big screen version. Obviously this is a role that suits our Bautista. In the game, Marcus Fenix is a man with a large body. His face is square and he is always serious. I even thought that Gears of War’s developer took the Bautista image to inspire Marcus Fenix. Bautista revealed to his fans that he has been in this project for several years. But now we don’t have any official information about the release date of the movie!
Leader Rod Fergusson revealed that the movie will be very different. It will not have the plot of the video game you used to play. But at the very least, it takes place in the same universe as the Gears of War video game. Through Variety, Rod Fergusson added his thoughts. He thinks movies and games are two different worlds. In the past, there were failures because the directors wanted the film to have a plot like a video game. However, when a movie is shown, it serves all audiences, not just gamers. I agree with this view of Rod. I want to see something new and interesting!
Do you know the Death Stranding of talented director Jordan Vogt-Roberts? Do you know about the close relationship between Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Hideo Kojima? And did you know that Jordan Vogt-Roberts is the director of the movie Metal Gear?
For readers who don’t know about Vogt-Roberts, he’s a real gamer. Metal Gear is one of the games he likes. And Vogt-Roberts says this is the best game of the time. He wants people to know about Metal Gear games, he wants to popularize it!
In an interview with IGN, our director talked about how to make Metal Gear movies, sound, techniques, action scenes, even the characters’ voices. Vogt-Roberts also added that the audience will see Sniper Wolf and Cyborg Ninja appear in the movie. But the purpose of these characters is still a secret!
Will Oscar Isaac (actor from Star Wars) join Metal Gear Solid movie? Right! Oscar Isaac said that this is his honor and he will work hard on this project. He will play Solid Snake as requested by Vogt-Roberts.
The dream came true, inheriting the success of Godzilla and the “kaiju scales” monsters, we have the Monster Hunter movie. Capcom’s blockbuster game is being secretly made into a movie somewhere in Hollywood. This will be a live-action version and Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil) is its director. With a lot of experience in the field of ‘movies that adapted from video games’, I believe in this director’s ability!
Official information from Capcom said that the movie will not follow the same story as its video game. But surely we will see the characters associated with Monster Hunter game, heroes and big monsters! The cast in this movie is Milla Jovovich, rapper T.I., Ron Perlman, and Diego Boneta. The film was shot in interesting lands in South Africa and Namibia. I guarantee that this movie will be released soon! Please wait a bit more!
Call of Duty! Why not!
We have another blockbuster game here, Call of Duty. Activision Blizzard Studios demonstrates their ambition through the movie Call of Duty. They want to become the second Marevl when the box office is in huge profits. Activision Blizzard Studios is serious about this project. They are paying attention to the summer schedule. Pulp Fiction and former Disney executive, Nick van Dyk, have revealed a bit about Modern Warfare. It could be a Black Ops version, or a drama!
Maybe this will be one of the most interesting and desirable movies. In 2018, Activision Blizzard Studios signed a contract with director Stefano Sollima. The director is best known for his film Sicario: Day of the Soldado about a drug war. When talking about fighting, action, guns and bullets, Stefano Sollima certainly had too many interesting ideas in his mind. With Activision Blizzard’s first film, this is a wise choice!
Not only that, the studio continued to sign Joe Robert Cole (writer of Black Panther film). Joe Robert Cole will work with the second part of the movie series Call of Duty. Prepare with blockbusters from Activision Blizzard, they have potential projects!
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? is a classic detective game. In this game, you will solve puzzles about geography, math, while collecting clues as a real detective. From 1985 to 2000, many versions of this game were released. “Internet detectives” are excited to find the whereabouts of criminals, solve mysterious cases … Facebook is one of the companies that allows this game to appear on their social networks, accompanied by microtransactions.
The revival of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, Do you want this? Netflix said they will show a series of cartoon movies about this video game on 2019. You will know the secrets of Carmen Sandiego. Why did she become a ‘treasure and artifact’ thief? Gina Rodriguez of Jane the Virgin will play Carmen Sandiego. To transform into Carmen Sandiego, Gina needs a red hat and a pair of black gloves!
Next, we have an interesting game about betrayal, which is Werewolves Within (VR version) from publisher Ubisoft. In the game, the characters sit close to each other on a bench. They will advocate for themselves while trying to find the real killer. With an interesting setting including a bench outside a village and a magic sphere in the middle, the game brings thrill to the players. Besides, you can perform actions such as shouting, whispering, or even criticizing other players!
Thanks to Ubisoft’s Women’s Film and Television Fellowship, we’re about to see a movie about Werewolves Within video game. Ubisoft has signed a contract with Mishna Wolff in this project. After that, Mishna Wolff and Tasha Huo had their first scripts for Ubisoft Motion Pictures. For those who don’t know, Huo is working on the live-action Child of Light project. About Wolff, she is working hard in the Werewolves Within project, a live-action movie. Talking about the film, Wolff revealed that its plot has elements of satire and politics. You will see a small town where people are unreasonably judged. Ubisoft’s Development Manager, Margaret Boykin, believes this will be a successful project!
Perhaps we already know that there is going to be a movie about Pikachu. Yes, this movie is called Detective Pikachu – starring famous actor Ryan Reynold. For those who don’t know, Pikachu is a cute yellow mouse. It moves with two legs, can talk to humans, and its special ability is to release electricity. This game was released in 2016 in Japan with couple Tim Goodman and Pikachu. Later, the game appeared in North America on March 3, 2018. While Pikachu was a special pokemon, Tim Goodman was a great detective. They work together and find the secret behind mysterious cases. Some gamers think the game has an anime element, and they expect a movie about this game. The good news is that Legendary Pictures has a contract and they will make a movie about Detective Pikachu.
From the interesting trailers on the internet, we find that Detective Pikachu is a very different movie from “video game-based movies”. In the video, we see Detective Pikachu loves caffeine. Besides, the appearance of familiar Pokemon makes viewers crazy with excitement. We have Charizard and Ludicolo, Pokemon from different generations. They are reminiscent of childhood feelings of some gamers. There is a strange feeling when Pokemon appears in the real world, with real people … Some Pokemon make me feel scared, typically Aipom. But that makes special for the movie!
But don’t forget we have Detective Pikachu ‘Ryan Reynold’ with great acting. Surely this actor will have interesting and funny scenes in the movie. Wait for it!
Doom is one of the famous first-person shooter games. It was released in 1993 and received by millions of gamers around the world. Since then, a series of first-person shooter games have emerged. Similarly, other products like comics and films about Doom are produced. And what do you think about Doom: Annihilation movie with the main character, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson?
However, there was a failure on the movie Doom in 2005. Even the fans of Doom game could not justify this movie. The FPS scenes in the movie are really a minus point! However, that was a story in the past. Currently, Universal 1440 studio has announced that Doom: Annihilation movie will be released in the fall of 2019. In an interview with Polygon, director Tony Giglio shared his vision. He thinks that Doom is not a new game. So he wants to give a nod to this movie. And viewers will feel like it!
Through the leaked information, we find that this project is not a movie … It’s like a straight-to-DVD movie. It talks about space marines, signals from Mars, battles with strange monsters, scientific tests, and mutants in 2005. Sounds and action scenes are not impressive.