While the trend of adapting the captivating stories of video games and crafting them into the art of the form of film and TV has been around for 30+ years, the quality of these adaptations has been somewhat hit and miss. The genre hardly has a good reputation for consistently meeting expectations.
The first video game that was made into a film was the 1993 Super Mario Bros film, which went down as one of the most unfavorable films ever made. However, things are changing.
New releases have been breaking the curse of the video game adaptation, including huge hits like The Witcher, Arcane, and Cyberpunk: Edgerunner. In light of these signs of change, we’ve outlined some top video game picks that we would love to see adapted into TV spectacles.
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Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty: Warzone has been one of the hottest games for a few years now, with its war-based, battle royale glory dominating gaming consoles. Since its launch, it has become one of the most popular games in the industry, so you can be sure that there is a big fanbase who would love to see this story come alive in cinemas.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Widely regarded as one of the best video games ever to grace the hands of gamers, the depth of the world creation in the Skyrim universe has the potential to transfer into a Game of Thrones-esque TV project.
Conflict-driven civilizations, the supreme reign of dragons, and overpowered dragon-hunting mages? The concoction screams blockbuster. Placed in the hands of a producer who understands the meaningfulness and beauty of the Skyrim game, this raw material has the potential to serve as the backbone of one of the best film adaptations ever.
God of War
With a big name and an equally big serving of epic gaming, it’s lucky that we don’t have to wish too hard for an adaptation of God of War. Amazon Prime has officially confirmed that they have signed a deal to form a TV adaptation of the popular gaming franchise.
With rich narratives, a vast character universe, and unlimited potential for awesome action sequences, Amazon might have just hit the jackpot with this one. We as the gaming community can only hope that they don’t butcher the potential that this one holds. Millions of fingers are crossed in anticipation of a worthy conversion.
A Way Out
For coop fans, this game might just take the number one spot for the most well-made two-player game. Boasting an incredibly enthralling narrative of two friends who must escape prison and pursue justice, the personal attachment to the storyline is one of the deepest that we have encountered in the world of gaming.
Twisting and turning until the very end, the right screenplay could turn this game into an absolute thriller.
There is an unwritten acknowledgment of the general curse bestowed upon the video game adaptation genre, and we would love to see it shattered to pieces. Recent editions have begun to buck the trend, and we believe that serving justice to the games above could transform this genre for the better. From gamers to movie buffs, put your hands together and hope.