Upcoming Video Game Movies in 2020
While it is not uncommon to hear about a successful movie being turned into a video game, there aren’t many games that are being adapted into movies or TV shows. That is when dedicated gamers, those who play every single computer game, MMO, and even bitcoin casino game, get the most excited about going to the cinema.
Those movies have a rich history behind them, which makes the fans enjoy the finished product more than usual. There is nothing like following beloved characters as their stories unfold on the screen, especially when you had years and years to speculate about what the future might hold for them.
2020 is going to be an interesting year when it comes to video game movies, as quite a few popular games will hit the big screen. Are you ready to find out more about upcoming releases?
Top Video Game Movies to Watch in 2020 and Beyond
- Sonic the Hedgehog – The feisty, blue creature first appeared on our screens back in 1991 in a video game that soon became highly popular. Since then, various animations and spin-off comics successful featured Sonic, but the upcoming movie surely tops them all. It is set to be released on February 14, telling the story of Sonic as he tries to keep an evil genius from exploiting his superpowers. Alongside the beloved hedgehog, you will see quite a few A-listers like Jim Carrey and James Marsden. Are you excited yet?
- Monster Hunter – The Monster Hunter franchise was first released in 2004, and soon became a worldwide sensation. A movie that is loosely based on the Capcom fantasy game will be released around September 2020, telling the story of a group of soldiers who have to survive in an alternate universe. Names like Milla Jovovich, Ron Perlman, and Tony Jaa are linked to the project, which ramps up the anticipation even further.
- Uncharted – The action-adventure video game, which was developed by Naughty Dog, was supposed to be released in 2016, but the project was postponed. For years, multiple directors and a plethora of actors were supposed to work on developing the movie, but nothing became official until fairly recently. Luckily, fans don’t need to wait any longer! On December 18, dreams will come true for the “Uncharted” fans.
Those are the main three video game movies that fans will get to fawn over, but there are so many more projects underway! The following movies are supposed to be released in 2021 or 2022:
- Minecraft the Movie – In recent years, Minecraft became one of the most popular games among millennials. Mojang, one of the main developers behind the game, was trying to get a Minecraft movie produced for years. However, it took some time for the project to pick up speed. At this moment in time, the movie will be released in March 2022, but not much else is known about what it’s going to look like - hopefully, it will be worth our while!
- Tomb Raider 2 – Lara Croft is one of the most beloved video game characters of all time, as was proven by the blinding success of Alicia Vikander’s Tomb Raider movie. According to Warner Bros, a sequel to the movie will be released in March 2021, with Ben Wheatley as a director of the popular video game movie.
Video game movies always have the potential to become blockbusters, as they already have a steady and dedicated fan-base. In upcoming years, you will get to enjoy quite a few movies featuring video-game characters, as some of the most popular games will hit the big screen.
Which of the upcoming movies excited you the most?
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