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 know are in 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.
6 Most Anticipated Video Game Movies and TV Shows
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.
Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the most recognizable video game characters of all time, and he’s headed to the big screen 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.
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.
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.
Due to the video game’s immense popularity, multiple Call of Duty films are in development from Activision and Blizzard Studios. The first film will be helmed by Sicario 2 director Stefano Sollima. A sequel to the first Call of Duty is also already being planned, with Black Panther scribe Joe Robert Cole penning the script.
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.