Every Upcoming Video Game Movie And TV Adaptation

Some may argue that the world has yet to see a great video game movie, but none can argue with the fact that game-based films have had, on occasion, a strong showing at the box office. Now more than ever, that’s been true, and there are plenty of fun times on the horizon as well.


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Here are the video game movies and television adaptations that you can expect to see coming up. Return often to check for updates on your favorite projects!

What’s the latest? Amazon is slowly pulling the curtains off of their upcoming Fallout TV series, and we have to say, it looks promising as heck.


Upcoming Movies

Mario (Mario Odyssey) left, Borderlands 3 (centre), Jake G in the Division movie (right)

Movies based on video games are always a bit controversial; they’re two very different art forms and trying to adapt one into the other is no simple task. However, some have been surprisingly beloved by fans of their franchises! These are the ones you can look forward to, this year and beyond.

Film

Status

Release Date

Platform

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Sequel

Announced

Release Date TBD

Theatrical

Borderlands

Lionsgate revealed an August 2024 launch on July 21, 2023

August 9, 2024

Theatrical

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Confirmed in August 2022

December 20, 2024

Theatrical

Detective Pikachu 2

Thought to be dead; new writer and director are attached. Seems to be moving forward.

Release Date TBD

Theatrical

Return to Silent Hill

Lead actors revealed in March 2023.

Release Date TBD

Theatrical

Gran Turismo

Finished filming

August 11, 2023

Theatrical

Untitled Silent Hill Movie

Update provided by the director in June 2022

Release Date TBD

Untitled Minecraft Movie

Originally scheduled for March 2022, delayed indefinitely

Release Date TBD

Untitled Poppy Playtime Movie

Announced in April 2022

Release Date TBD

Untitled Beyond Good & Evil Movie

Confirmed to still be in the works in October 2021

Release Date TBD

Netflix

Untitled Death Stranding Movie

Kojima ‘deeply involved’; nothing concrete yet on the production start date

Release DATE TBD

Untitled Firewatch Movie

New deal struck in 2020

Release Date TBD

Untitled Sniper Elite Movie

Director hired in 2021

Release Date TBD

Untitled Duke Nukem Movie

Announced in June 2022

Release Date TBD

Untitled Just Cause Movie

Writer provided an update in March 2021

Release Date TBD

Untitled Mega Man Movie

Picked up by Netflix in December 2021

Release Date TBD

Netflix

Untitled Metal Gear Solid Movie

Oscar Isaac confirmed it was still happening in March 2022

Release Date TBD

Untitled Metro 2033 Movie

Delayed in May 2021

Release Date TBD

Untitled Gears of War Movie

Producer provided an update in March 2022

Release Date TBD

Untitled Streets of Rage Movie

Studio pickup announced in November 2022

Release Date TBD

Dragon’s Lair

Ryan Reynolds confirmed active development in 2022

Release Date TBD

Netflix

Mortal Kombat 2

Director announced in July 2022

Release Date TBD

Theatrical

Untitled Ark: Survival Evolved Movie

Announced in June 2022

Release Date TBD

Theatrical

Untitled Five Nights At Freddy’s Movie

Confirmed by the director in May 2022

Release Date TBD

Untitled Sleeping Dogs Movie

Donnie Yen provided an update in August 2021

Release Date TBD

Untitled Portal Movie

Confirmed by JJ Abrams in 2021

Release Date TBD

Untitled Space Invaders Movie

Announced in July 2019

Release Date TBD

Untitled BioShock Movie

Announced in February 2022

Release Date TBD

Netflix

Untitled Just Dance Movie

Announced in 2019

Release Date TBD

Ghost of Tsushima

Writer hired in April 2022

Release Date TBD

Untitled Call Of Duty Movie

In production January 2021

Release Date TBD

Untitled Tomb Raider Movie

Reported alongside cancellation of sequel Tomb Raider Movie in July 2022

Release Date TBD

Untitled Days Gone Movie

Announced in August 2022

Release Date TBD

Untitled Pac-Man Move

Announced in August 2022

Release Date TBD

Theatrical

Untitled Yakuza Movie

Announced in September 2020

Release Date TBD

Untitled The Mortuary Assistant Movie

Announced in August 2022

Release Date TBD

Untitled It Takes Two Movie

Deal struck with Amazon in April 2022

Release Date TBD

Amazon

Untitled Sifu Movie

Announced in December 2022

Release Date TBD

Theatrical

Untitled Space Channel 5 Movie

Announced in August 2022

Release Date TBD

Upcoming And Ongoing Television Shows

arcane (left), the witcher (centre), cuphead (right)

These are the upcoming television shows based on your favorite video games. Some of them you probably already know about and are getting new seasons, while others are still in the development process.

With the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes affecting many North American live-action productions, expect intensified waits for several big upcoming TV shows and ongoing seasons.

Show

Status

Release Date(s)

Platform

Fallout

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April 12, 2024

Amazon Prime Video

Castlevania: Nocturne

Season 2 confirmed

  • Season 1: September 28, 2023

Netflix

The Witcher

Both parts of Season 3 are now out – notably, the end of Henry Cavill’s run as Geralt

Season 4 Release Date TBD

Netflix

Halo

Season 2 confirmed

  • Season 1: March 24, 2022
  • Season 2: Unknown

Paramount+

The Last Of Us

Season 2 confirmed

  • Season 1: January 15, 2023
  • Season 2: Unknown

HBO

Nier: Automata Ver1.1a

First cour ended on July 23, 2023

Second cour announced

Crunchyroll

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft

Announced in September 2023

2024

Netflix

Horizon 2047

Update provided in June 2022

Release Date TBD

Netflix

Untitled Alan Wake Show

Announced in May 2022

Release Date TBD

AMC

Pokemon Concierge

Announced in February 2023

Release Date TBD

Netflix

Untitled Mass Effect Show

Amazon was approaching a deal to acquire the rights for a Mass Effect show in late 2021/early 2022, but the show’s existence is unconfirmed

Release Date TBD

Amazon Prime Video

Fallout

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April 12, 2024

Amazon Prime Video

Sonic Prime

Third and final season is coming in January 2024

January 11, 2024

Netflix

Knuckles

Production began in April 2023

Late 2023

Paramount+

Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix

Announced in June 2021

Release Date TBD

Netflix

Untitled Driver Show

Announced in June 2021

Release Date TBD

Binge

Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft

Announced in September 2023

2024

Netflix

Untitled Assassin’s Creed Show

Update provided in March 2022 by the producer

Release Date TBD

Netflix

Devil May Cry

Release year reconfirmed in November 2023

2024

Netflix

PokeTsume (Live Action Pokemon Series)

Began airing in Japan on TV Tokyo in October 2023

October 2023 (Japan); International TBD

Netflix

Untitled God Of War Show

Announced in March 2022

Release Date TBD

Amazon Prime Video

Untitled System Shock Show

Director hired in January 2022

Release Date TBD

Untitled Grounded Show

Announced in July 2022

Release Date TBD

Movie And Television Show Limbo

rent a hero (left), pikachu (middle), dante's inferno (right)

These are video game movies or television shows that were once announced and have never been officially cancelled, but that we haven’t heard a squeak from since.

The Division

Some filming was completed; producers allegedly left project during COVID crisis due to thematic similarities.

Untitled Dante’s Inferno Movie

Last heard from around 2013.

Untitled Altered Beast Movie

Last heard from around 2016.

Untitled Spy Hunter Movie

Last heard from around 2015.

Untitled Fruit Ninja Movie

Last heard from around 2016.

Untitled Asteroids Movie

Last heard from around 2015.

Splinter Cell

Last heard from around 2015.

Untitled Missile Command Movie

Last heard from around 2010.

Untitled Ghost Recon Movie

Last heard from around 2013.

Untitled Rent A Hero Movie

Last heard from around 2016.

Watch Dogs

Last heard from around 2015.

Tomb Raider 2

Alicia Vikander said that the movie’s future was uncertain and wasn’t yet in full production, reported to be fully canceled in July 2022

Untitled Half-Life Movie

JJ Abrams confirmed he wasn’t involved in the project any longer in 2021.

Hitman

Agent 47 voice actor said the project “went dead” in March 2022.

Recently Released Television Shows And Movies

Twisted Metal

Will Arnett as Sweet Tooth in the Peacock television series Twisted Metal

Twisted Metal sounded like a strange one for a television adaption from the jump, but Peacock’s big dual casting of Anthony Mackie and Will Arnett’s been enough to turn a few heads. Though some of those heads mainly turned in anticipation of a veritable car crash, Twisted Metal’s clocking in pretty OK critically, with a 68 percent on Rotten Tomatoes next to a 90 percent Audience Score.

Don’t get us wrong, we know there’s more to a show than what other people think. But hey, maybe tune this one in for an episode, see what you think!

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Mario looks up at the Mushroom Kingdom in The Super Mario Bros. Movie

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a classic example of a critic-and-general-audience disconnect. That’s not to say there aren’t critics who love the film, nor do we mean there are zero casual moviegoers who abhor it. But looking at its Rotten Tomatoes score paints a picture – a 58 percent Rotten from critics and a 96 percent Audience Score. Wow!

This nostalgia-filled film is also smashing box office records for video game film adaptations, which is ultimately going to be a heck of a lot more important to all parties involved as an inevitable sequel is prepped.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

a Dwarf being ambushed by a Displacer Beast in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

It might not be lighting the charts aflame with Magic Missile the way The Super Mario Bros. Movie is, but Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves appears to be performing quite nicely not just with general audiences, but critics as well. It’s a more unified positive reception, and we don’t mean to say it’s doing badly commercially – it’s just not the slam-dunk Illumination’s plumber is pulling off.

Paramount has a good thing going here, and we hope to see more from this cast.

The Last of Us

Bill with shotgun in The Last Of Us

  • Season 1: January 15, 2023

HBO

The Last of Us has set a new high bar in television adaptation, not only performing stunningly well among critics but truly seizing the hearts and minds of the mainstream. Recent ratings reports straight from famed aggregate aficionados Nielsen show The Last of Us outperforming even House of the Dragon. Wild.

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