It seems that video games have taken on quite the inspiration for movie makers. There’s been quite a few games that have been adapted into movies over the past years, keeping the fans happy. Here’s just some of the movies that have been made over the time, Mortal Kombat (1995), Resident Evil (2002) Assassin’s Creed (2016), Warcraft (2016), Angry Birds (2016), Tomb Raider (2018) and many more! So, what’s the news with upcoming video games being made into movies? Well here’s the list for 2019’s most anticipated games.
- POKEMON detective Pikachu (2019)
We all love our yellow friend and know that Pokemon Go was a huge hit in 2016. The video game series has been a worldwide phenomenon. Now our favourite little guy is coming to life on the screen, in the first live action movie! The general plot revolves around a world where people collect Pokemon to do a battle, a boy comes across a highly intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective. Pokemon Detective Pikachu is set to be released in May 2019, starring Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton. For all the Pokemon fans, be sure to see this in cinemas!
2. The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)
The time has come for The Angry Birds sequel, which has bloomed from the Popular puzzle game that was released in 2009. The upcoming animated comedy will make fans very excited! The cast is set to be Dove Cameron, Nicki Minaj and Peter Dinklage (GOT) and the movie’s release is said to be August 2019. So be sure to grab your ticket and fly into the cinemas!
3. Sonic The Hedgehog (2019)
The most classic one of all, Sonic The Hedgehog is getting his own animated film. I’m sure fans are curious to know the details of what Sonic will look like in the film, and with the release of the animated poster, it showed Sonic looking furry but the fur might be a little unexpected. However, executive producer Tim Miller told IGN “it was always, for us, fur, and we never considered anything different. It’s part of what integrates him into the real world and makes him a real creature.” The cast is set to be Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz and James Marsden. The initial release is November, 2019.
4. Call Of Duty (2019)
It’s been rumored that Call Of Duty is happening, no cast or release dates have been released yet. Call Of Duty is one of the highest acclaimed best selling video game franchise over the past 10 years. After being in development for a few years they’ve found director Stefano Sollima from Sicario: Day of the Soldado to direct the film, but are still in the early stages of progress and pre-production. There is news though, that filming will be starting this spring for a potential release in 2020, or 2021. For all the fans, be on the lookout.
5. Minecraft: The Movie (TBA)
It’s official, Minecraft: The Movie is going to be released in May 2019. However, due to a change of writers and a loss of director, there could be a change in the release. It’s an upcoming swedish-American 3D film based on the game Minecraft and it’s being written and directed by Peter Sollett.
Gaming fans will be excited to see some of their favourite games in live-action! Be sure to keep your ears open for the upcoming video game movie adaptations. I’m sure will be seeing some creative and innovative work being put into these movies!