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The Most Anticipated Video Game Movies and TV Shows

We are all used to books being adapted into movies and TV shows. Here are six of the most anticipated video game movies and TV shows.

The video game industry consists of numerous platforms and is now so large that it has expanded to other mediums. Two of the biggest mediums where video games have made their presence known are movies and television.

However, many video game movies and television shows are notoriously bad. Given all the projects in development, here are the most anticipated video game movies and TV shows that could break that curse.

7 Most Anticipated Video Game Movies and TV Shows

The Witcher

The Witcher, originally a book series, has become an incredibly popular video game series, with Netflix hoping it becomes a successful television series next.

Netflix’s first season of The Witcher will be available to stream starting on December 20, 2019, staring Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. The Witcher is ambitious in scale, based on the first trailers, and already has seven seasons planned. | Stream on Netflix

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Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey (Actors)

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the most recognizable video game characters of all time, and he’s headed to the big screen on February 14, 2020. Sonic notably received quite the backlash after the first trailer revealed his live-action look.

The live-action design has now been changed to reflect Sonic’s traditional video game look. Ben Schwartz will voice Sonic, and he’s joined by James Marsden as Tom Wachowski and Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali (Actors)


An Uncharted film adaptation has been in development at Sony for over a decade. MCU Spider-Man star Tom Holland is currently attached to play a young Nathan Drake with Bumblebee’s Travis Knight the latest onboard to direct.

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Like Uncharted, a Halo film has been in the works for years, with filmmakers like Peter Jackson involved. Halo is now moving forward as a live-action television series that will air on Showtime in 2021 and star Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief.

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

The anime series Cyberpunk Edgerunners is set in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe. Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare) directed it, and Akira Yamaoka composed the original score (Silent Hill). In a dystopia riddled with corruption and cybernetic implants, a talented but reckless street kid strives to become an edge runner: a mercenary outlaw.| Stream on Netflix

Super Mario Bros.

A final project among the most anticipated video game movies and TV shows in the works is one centered on Super Mario Bros. The property is notorious for its failed live-action attempt back in 1993, but an animated film is planned for 2022 from Illumination, the studio responsible for the Despicable Me films. Super Mario Bros. video game series has been delayed to 2023.

Untitled Knuckles Series

The Last of Us is a 2013 action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Players control Joel, a smuggler tasked with escorting a teenage girl, Ellie, across the post-apocalyptic United States.

The Last of Us is played from a third-person perspective. Sonic the Hedgehog's Knuckles will have his own series on Paramount+, with Idris Elba reprising his role as Knuckles from Sonic 2. The live-action series will premiere in 2023 on Paramount+.

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