Not just Fallout: The 10 most anticipated new movies adapted from computer games

While game designers seek to make games more cinematic, filming professional actors using motion capture to achieve realism and dramatic storytelling, directors, on the contrary, draw inspiration from their own worlds to bring to the big screen.

After the success of The Witcher, which was, of course, largely an interpretation of the book and an attempt to create an epic fantasy in the spirit of Game of Thrones, movie studios turned their attention to computer games.

It is enough to recall the success of the series “The Last of Us” and the recently thunderous Fallout, where the heroes try to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.

Of course, this is not the first time that filmmakers have turned to film adaptations of computer games (“Lara Croft”, “Resident Evil” and others), but recently, after a long break, this trend began to gain momentum.

It’s time to meet the most anticipated new movies based on computer games.

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Release date: not announced

A frame from the game “Death Stranding”

Rumors that the creation of the genius Hideo Kojima would be transferred to the big screen appeared in December 2022. And not just anyone, but A24 studio, known for its innovative approach to science fiction, fantasy and horror films. At the same time, according to the game designer, the adaptation will not be a standard retelling of Death Stranding.

“We want the movie to be seen not just by fans of the game. We want the film to appeal to everyone who loves cinema. We will show the Death Stranding universe from a side that no one has seen before. And this can only be shown in movie format,” noted the Japanese game designer.

A frame from the game “Death Stranding”

Let me give brief information for those who haven’t played. The plot of Death Stranding is a post-apocalyptic action game with an open world (that is, the plot develops in a non-linear manner and the player can freely explore the world and achieve their goals), where the hero, courier Sam (portrayed by Norman Reedus) is concerned only with surviving. He not only has to fulfill a special duty.

As a result of the cataclysm known as “Death’s Exodus” (the title of the game), the world was filled with creatures that were mirror images of humans made of antimatter – the souls of the dead. It is believed that every person has a mortal body “Ha” and an immortal soul “Ka”, which depart after death. The soul goes to Kıyı’s afterlife. The meeting of matter and antimatter (human and alien) leads to annihilation, a “void explosion” that can wipe an entire city off the face of the earth. Sam’s mission is to get rid of dangerous corpses. Baby Lu, who is a detector of ghostly creatures, helps him in this regard.

Release date: not announced

A frame from the game “Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain”

Another long-awaited project based on Hideo Kojima’s series of games in the stealth action genre (where the player must avoid detection and secretly eliminate opponents). It is known that Jordana Voight-Roberts, who directed the blockbuster Kong: Skull Island, will direct the film adaptation.

It is estimated that Dune star Oscar Isaac will star in the lead role. According to the plot of Metal Gear Solid, the main character Solid Snake must neutralize terrorists who have fallen into the hands of nuclear weapons and prevent a disaster.

Release date: not announced

A frame from the game “BioShock”

The idea of ​​​​bringing game designer Ken Levine’s cult game to the big screen came to Universal in 2008, but the project was forgotten due to the anger of the fans. In 2010, Gore Verbinski made an unsuccessful attempt, but the film ended in production hell. There was no limit to the joy when Netflix announced that BioShock would be shot in 2022, but since then there has been no news about the development stage of the project.

A frame from the game “BioShock”

In the story, the main character survives a disaster and accidentally finds himself in the underwater city of Rapture, where he has to encounter mutants and reveal the secret of this place.

The fact is that a unique infrastructure lies at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, where the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as World War II, took place. It was created after the horrors of World War II by businessman Andrew Ryan (actually an emigre from Minsk Andrei Rayanovsky). He decided to create a secret shelter for scientists and talented people, where they could create for their own good, and not for the benefit of the collective. However, “paradise” suddenly turns into dictatorship and leads to disaster. The prototype of the utopian city refers to Ayn ​​Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged”.

Publication date: May 30, 2024

The new film adaptation of Return to Silent Hill was recently released. Director Christophe Gans, who directed the 2006 movie Silent Hill, promised that the horror movie would give you goosebumps.

A frame from the movie “Return to Silent Hill”

Recently, the creators shared a still from the shoot. Starring Jeremy Irvine and Hannah Emily Anderson.

The script is based on the plot of Konami’s Silent Hill 2 movie. The main character, James, returns to the ghost town when he receives a letter from his missing lover. There he meets not only the mutants he has known for a long time, but also new evil spirits. Gradually, the line between the other world and reality is erased. Will he survive without going crazy?

Release date: not announced

Withdrawn from “The Sims 5” game

Following the success of Barbie, Margot Robbie and her husband Tom Ackerley announced their intention to make a film based on the cult game The Sims. It will be produced by LuckyChap Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment. The film will be directed and written by Kate Herron (Loki series, various episodes of the Sex Education TV show, The Last of Us).

It is unknown whether Margot Robbie will star in the movie. The Sims game is a life simulator, that is, the player can create a character (Sim) and imagine any life for him: choose his dream profession, learn any skill, have as many lovers as he wants, buy luxury goods, etc. Open. Perhaps the plot will revolve around the Sims’ rebellion against the player (but that’s just our guess).

Publication date: April 4, 2025

A frame from the game “Minecraft”

This game, similar to an online Lego constructor, is loved not only by numerous representatives of the gaming community, but also by representatives of the educational sector in the USA, India and Scandinavian countries (in Sweden there are even mandatory courses on the game).

Minecraft, by game designer Markus Persson, is an independent sandbox game that can be used to explain topics such as chemistry, mathematics, geography and literature. The plot of the movie is kept secret.

We only know that filming took place in New Zealand and that Aquaman star Jason Momoa plays the lead role. Emma Myers and Jack Black are also expected to star in the film. Directed by Jared Hess.

Release date: not announced

A frame from the game “Ghost of Tsushima”

Chad Stahelski, known for the John Wick series, took on the adaptation of Ghost of Tsushima. It looks like the director plans to preserve the plot and spirit of the play as much as possible.

“We’re working very closely with the game’s developers to make sure we stay true to what’s great about the game,” Chad Stahelski said about the game’s development.

A frame from the game “Ghost of Tsushima”

The first rumors of a film adaptation of the samurai action game Ghost of Tsushima appeared in 2021. In November 2023, the director announced that work on the script had been completed and the team had started shooting.

The events of the original game take place on the island of Tsushima during the Mongol invasion in the late 13th century. A young man named Jin Sakai, the only survivor of the clan, intends to avenge his people.

Release date: not announced

A frame from the game “The Legend of Zelda”

At the end of 2023, Nintendo and Sony Pictures announced their intention to film a film adaptation of the once popular adventure game The Legend of Zelda, created by Japan’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. Wes Ball, known for the Maze Runner film series, will direct the film.

A frame from the game “The Legend of Zelda”

The plot of the future film is unknown, but in the original game series, hero Link must protect the land of Hyrule, stop the villain Ganon from capturing the powerful Triforce artifact, and rescue Princess Zelda from captivity. Despite the name “The Legend of Zelda,” the main character is Link, but considering the agenda, perhaps the creators will make Princess Zelda the main character.

Publication date: August 8, 2024

A frame from the game “Borderlands”

Fantasy shooter Borderlands tells the story of a future gold rush where colonists travel to the planet Pandora, located on the edge of the galaxy. But instead of valuable resources, they find ruins abandoned by aliens. While someone discovers the secret of their technology and becomes rich, the rest are trying to escape poverty and survive: after all, with the arrival of spring terrible creatures wake up from hibernation. The player will also need to upgrade his inventory and improve his combat skills to find the vault and master mysterious alien technologies in the fight against evil.

A still from the movie “Border Zone”

The script of the upcoming movie “Borderlands” tells about bounty hunter Lilith, who goes to her hometown of Pandora with her team to save the daughter of the arms dealer Atlas, whom she hates. The main roles in the film adaptation were played by Cate Blanchett, Florian Munteanu, Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black and others. The film will be released in Russia on August 8. By the way, the movie will be released in the USA a day later.

Release date: not announced

A frame from the game “Horizon Zero Dawn”
A frame from the game “Horizon Zero Dawn”

Sony has announced plans to bring Horizon Zero Dawn to the screen in 2022. Moreover, it is predicted that Stranger Things star Sadie Sink will also star in the series.

It is unknown what the scenario will be. The game takes place in the 31st century, in a post-apocalyptic world invaded by giant machines. Therefore, human evolution went in the opposite direction: People returned to the tribal lifestyle, hunting and gathering.

A frame from the game “Horizon Zero Dawn”

The main character, Aloy, who is expelled from her tribe, will have to uncover the secrets of her origin and understand why the world has become this way.

Source: People Talk

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