But are Hollywood adaptations of triple-a video game franchises a good idea? Several years ago, the majority answer to such a question would have been a resounding no, but now? A one-word response isn’t so easy. In 2019 alone, after all, Detective Pikachu and Netflix’s smash hit The Witcher proved that such translations, given that the right people and respect for the source material are involved, can be achieved to great effect.
Admittedly, Lauren Hissrich’s latter fantasy series is based more on Andrzej Sapkowski’s books than CD Projekt’s own trilogy, but generally speaking, a positive shift certainly seems to be occurring. With Sonic the Hedgehog and Mortal Kombat both due to hit theatres within the next year or so, and Showtime’s Halo TV series in the works, now