All Upcoming Video Game Movies (2017 - 2022)

by dimantha_j | created - 11 Jan 2017 | updated - 11 Jan 2017 | Public

Out of the hundreds of thousands of films in the world currently in development, a large number of them serve as adaptations for (mostly) successful video games and video game franchises. The following are just a few of these adaptations hoping to someday become a success.

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1. Altered Beast

Action | Announced

Feature film based on the classic 1988 SEGA video game

2. The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)

Animation, Action, Comedy | Post-production

The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their beef to the next level.

Director: Thurop Van Orman | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Awkwafina, Bill Hader, Dove Cameron

3. Assassin's Creed 2

Action, Adventure, History | Announced

Plot unknown. Planned sequel for the 2016 film 'Assassin's Creed', based on the video game.

4. Asteroids

Action | Announced

An action story based on the classic video game.

5. Borderlands

Action, Adventure | Announced

A feature film based on the popular video game set on the abandoned fictional planet of Pandora where people search for a mysterious relic.

6. Dante's Inferno (I)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

Feature film based on the video game, 'Dante's Inferno', about a knight named Dante, who battles through the nine rings of hell to rescue his beloved Beatrice.

Director: Fede Alvarez

7. Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

Director: Rob Letterman | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy

Votes: 31,213 | Gross: $94.30M

8. The Division

Action, Adventure, Mystery | Announced

On Black Friday In New York City, Bio-Terrorists release a modified strain of Smallpox called the "Green Poison" onto several amounts of currency bills. This results in the disease ... See full summary »

9. Far Cry

Action, Adventure, Thriller | Announced

Feature film based on the video game 'Far Cry' in which an a former Special Forces operative tracks down a missing journalist.

10. Firewatch

Adventure, Drama, Mystery | Announced

Based on the popular video game about Two Fire lookouts becomes in the center what seem to be a conspired mystery in the Wyoming wilderness.

Star: Cissy Jones

11. Five Nights at Freddy's

Adventure, Comedy, Drama | Announced

Plot is currently unknown.

Director: Chris Columbus

12. Fruit Ninja

Action | Announced

Plot unknown. Live-action feature film based on the mobile app game.

13. Gears of War (I)

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | Announced

On the planet Sera, a former P.O.W. is civilization's best hope in their fight against the Locust Horde, a race of creatures who emerged from underneath the planet's surface, intent on eliminating humankind.

14. Ghost Recon

Action, Adventure | Announced

Feature film based on the popular video game centering on a squad of U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers with state-of-the-art weapons.

15. God of War

Action, Fantasy | Announced

A Spartan warrior faces off against mythological creatures in an effort to defeat Ares, the god of war. Feature film adaptation of the video game.

16. Gran Turismo

Action | Announced

The plot is undisclosed at this time; the project is based off of the popular video game series.

17. Half-Life

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

An American scientific research facility opens a portal to a hostile alien world, who begin to invade the earth.

18. Halo

Action, Adventure, Mystery | Announced

Feature film based on the popular video game, Halo.

19. Heavy Rain

Adventure, Crime, Drama | Announced

Architect Ethan Mars joins a private detective, a journalist, and an FBI agent in a race against time to save his son from a child murderer known as the 'Origami Killer'.

20. Kane & Lynch

Action, Crime, Drama | Announced

A pair of Death Row inmates, a mercenary named Kane and a schizophrenic named Lynch, escape during a prison transport and team up to retrieve a stolen fortune. Based on a video game.

21. The Last of Us

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

Joel and Ellie, a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across post-pandemic America.

22. Mass Effect

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

Commander Shepard, a military hero, embarks upon an epic, galaxy-wide journey with his team, to track down and bring infamous Saren Arterius to justice, facing insurmountable odds and lethal enemies along the way.

23. Metal Gear Solid

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

An advanced tank is stolen by a terrorist group and an elite soldier, Solid Snake, is dispatched to retrieve it.

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

24. Metro 2033

Sci-Fi | Announced

A young man, Artyom Ptrovich, is sent on a mission by a man named Hunter to find a man named Melnik at a faraway station known as Polis.

25. Minecraft the First Movie (2022)

Documentary, Action, Adventure | Announced

The malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, prompting a young girl and her group of unlikely adventurers to set out to save the Overworld.

Director: Peter Sollett

26. Missile Command

Action | Announced

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27. Mortal Kombat (2021)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Pre-production

Plot unknown. Feature film based on the popular video game.

Director: Simon McQuoid

28. Portal (I)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

A film adaptation of the video game series.

29. Rampage (2018)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Votes: 114,372 | Gross: $99.35M

30. Rent a Hero

Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | Announced

Based on the SEGA video game title.

Director: Steve Pink

31. Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017)

R | 97 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Chris Redfield enlists the help of Leon S. Kennedy and Rebecca Chambers to stop a death merchant, with a vengeance, from spreading a deadly virus in New York.

Director: Takanori Tsujimoto | Stars: Kevin Dorman, Matthew Mercer, Erin Cahill, John DeMita

Votes: 8,912

32. RollerCoaster Tycoon

Adventure | Announced

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33. Shinobi

Action | Announced

Based off the popular video game by Sega

34. Sonic the Hedgehog (2019)

Action, Adventure, Family | Post-production

A cop in the rural town of Green Hills will help Sonic escape from the government who is looking to capture him.

Director: Jeff Fowler | Stars: James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Neal McDonough

35. Splinter Cell

Action, Adventure, Crime | Announced

Follows the missions of a special operative spy.

Director: Doug Liman | Star: Tom Hardy

36. Spy Hunter

Action, Adventure | Announced

An ex-fighter pilot rids the world of spies, assassins, and other vermin with his souped-up Interceptor car.

37. Streets of Rage

Action | Announced

Feature film based on the 1991 SEGA video game

38. Tetris 2

Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot unknown. Part of a planned 'Tetris' trilogy from Threshold Global Studios.

39. Tomb Raider (2018)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

48 Metascore

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared.

Director: Roar Uthaug | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu

Votes: 161,966 | Gross: $57.42M

40. Uncharted

Action, Adventure | Announced

Plot is unknown at this time.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: Tom Holland, Bryan Cranston

41. Watch Dogs

Action, Crime, Thriller | Announced

After losing his niece in an assassination attempt, Aiden Pierce, a street-smart-hacker, uses his phone to take over a new operating system in Chicago to hunt the criminals that killed his niece.

42. The Witcher (2019– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama | Pre-production

Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

Stars: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Joey Batey, Millie Brady



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