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Saturday, September 28, 2013

EDITORIAL: 2015 The Year of the Video Game Movies!

List of all the video game adaptions headed to thew big screen in 2015!

That's right folks video game movies are starting to gain traction. With recent failed attempt at video game-turned-films like Max Payne and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li comes even  more! 

Granted even though it may not have followed the video game to the letter Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was pretty enjoyable....but now comes 2015 the Year of the Geek! With The Avengers 2, Star Wars and Batman vs Superman hitting theaters we will also have quite a bit of video game movies as well. Check it:

#1 Assassin's Creed
Currently without a director. Starring Micheal Fassbender. Written by Oscar-Nominee Scott Frank.This upcoming Video Game Adaption will follow Desmond Miles as they use his brain to travel back to ancient times throughout history to live real life events as the mysterious Assassins!

As a fan and player of the entire series this movie is FULL of potential. It shows a version of fictitious history never seen before. With battling Assassin's and Templar's. Now who Micheal Fassbender is playing remains to be seen. He could be the simple bartender Desmond Miles or the first Assassin himself Altair. This has the potential to break the long line of bad video game film adaptions and with Ubisoft having massive creative control we can only expect the best!

:: Release Date June 19th, 2015 ::

#2 Warcraft
Directed By Duncan Jones (Source Code). Starring: TBA.
The actual story is under wraps but based on the plot it will follow Prince Arthas as he rises into the evil Lich King!

Now I played this game a few times over at a friends but myself I've actually played Lord of the Rings Online which was a great experience. Now how to make a video game movie is hard enough now Duncan Jones expects to make a MMORPG video game movie! But coming with an MMO is a massive array of story lines to chose from. This movie has been talked about for a while but finally Blizzard is letting it get made. This should make the millions of World of Warcraft fans jump for joy!

:: Release 2015 ::

#3 Mortal Kombat
Directed by Kevin Tancharoen.Starring TBA.
This will be a dark, gritty reboot of the Mortal Kombat series. From the same director who brought us the Mortal Kombat live-action we series thats delighted fans everywhere!

Now this will be the most ambitious of all the video games since the Mortal Kombat film from the 90's is considered one of the only great game-2-movies of all time. But based off Kevin Tancharoen web-series for Mortal Kombat: Legacy he definitely is a giddy fanboy at heart with nothing but love for the source material. NetherRealm Studios definitely have the right guy for the job!

:: Release Date Fall 2015 ::

Honorable mentions is Ratchet & Clank the animated film also due out in 2015....TRAILER HERE

Just wait for after 2015 when we get Mass Effect, Tomb Raider Reboot, Far cry, Splinter Cell and Metal Gear Solid! Unfortunately we are still waiting when Halo or Gears of War will grace the screens but with Assassins Creed or Mortal Kombat breaking the long line of bad video game film adaptions...anything is possible right?!

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