Video game movies can be a real mixed
bag. On the one hand great games can be turned into
so-bad-they're-good films like 1994's Street Fighter movie. On the
other hand great games can be turned into so-bad-they're
unwatchably-terrible films like 2009's Street Fighter: The Legend of
But that certainly doesn't mean
anyone's going to stop making these movies. I mean, we are talking
about the same people who keep giving Uwe Boll the rights to make
films based on their games. We've seen films about Super Mario Bros., Rampage, and even a decent one in the form of Pokemon: Detective Pikachu. But what's still coming out in the future?
Of course we all know about the Sonic
the Hedgehog film – and hopefully with the redone CGI it won't look
like a complete travesty. We've all known about an Uncharted movie
and a Metal Gear Solid movie – but they're so deep in development
hell that we likely may never see them come out.
No, this list is filled with video game
films that either have solid release dates or have definitive proof
of their advancement. And are likely ones you might not have heard about, yet.
Author of Escort (Eternal Press, 2015) and developer behind In Over Their Heads, A Desperate Mother's Love, Dynasty Heroes, Rakugo Detective, and It Always Follows.
Currently freelancing as a game developer and history consultant. Also tends to travel the eastern U.S. doing courses on History, Writing, and Japanese Poetry.
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