We all know video game adaptations haven’t always worked in Hollywood. In fact, most haven’t, but that won’t stop Hollywood from trying.
Columbia Pictures just released the first trailer for Uncharted, which is based on the popular Playstation video game by Naughty Dog. This adaptation was directed by Ruben Fleischer, the filmmaker behind the ‘Zombieland‘ film franchise.
This flick has an impressive cast featuring Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Tati Gabrielle and Antonio Banderas.
Based on one of the best-selling, most critically acclaimed video game series of all time, Uncharted introduces audiences to the young street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and showcases his first treasure hunting adventure with wisecracking partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg). In an action-adventure epic that spans the globe, the two go in dangerous pursuit of “the greatest treasure never found” while also tracking clues that may lead to Nathan’s long-lost brother
As mentioned in the quote, this game is super popular. It has shipped more than 41 million units, easily making it one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time.
And you know what that means, right? This movie has millions of hardcore gamers to impress, which is not an easy task.
Uncharted will hit theaters February 18, 2022. Check out the trailer below…
Kevin Hart has been incredibly successful as a comedian and a comedic actor, but now it looks like he may be trying to extend his reach as an actor.
It was just announced this week that Hart will star alongside Cate Blanchett in the movie adaptation of the popular video game, Borderlands.
Hart will play Roland, a skilled ex-soldier-turned-mercenary in the film, which is being directed by Eli Roth.
Speaking of Roth, he had nothing but nice things to say about Hart…
I’m thrilled to be working with Kevin. ‘Borderlands’ is a different kind of role for him, and we are excited to thrill audiences with a side of Kevin they’ve never seen before. He’s going to be an amazing Roland.
Plot details have been kept secret, but the video game it’s based on launched back in 2009.
The game, which has spawned several sequels, takes place on the planet of Pandora. Craig Mazin, who created the acclaimed HBO miniseries ‘Chernobyl,’ wrote the latest draft of the screenplay.
So there are a lot of talented people involved in this movie. Typically movie adaptations of popular video games don’t go over well, but maybe this will break the curse.
And it’ll be fun to see Hart playing a different role, so that’s reason enough to check it out. No word on an exact release date yet.
The Metal Gear video game franchise has been around since the 80s, but it really gained popularity in 98/99 with the release of ‘Metal Gear Solid‘ on the Playstation.
The video game follows Snake, a solider who infiltrates a nuclear weapons site to neutralize the terrorist threat from a renegade special forces unit.
And now, Hollywood wants to make a film out of it. According to the latest report, Oscar Isaac has signed on to star as Solid Snake in the movie.
The movie is currently in development and Jordan Vogt-Roberts is attached to direct. He previously directed the 2017 film, Kong: Skull Island.
Given Isaac’s extremely busy schedule, a production start date is still unknown but his involvement makes this property a high priority for the studio going forward. As for Isaac, Metal Gear Solid could give him another major franchise having already starred in the most recent Star Wars franchise.
Many people have praised the video game for being cinematic in its storytelling, so perhaps this will be one of those rare video game adaptations that actually make sense.
We’ll keep you posted as more information is released.
You have probably heard the name Chris Columbus before. He’s the director behind projects like Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Mrs. Doubtfire and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. You know, just some of the most memorable films ever made. No big deal.
According to a report from Deadline, Columbus is going to try his hand in the horror department. He is teaming up with Blumhouse to create the screen adaptation of Scott Cawthon’s extremely popular video game Five Nights at Freddy’s, which features a security guard battling animatronic robots that come to life.
It’ll be interesting to see how much they stick to the source material here. The key to the game is to survive a night locked inside the building with these creepy a** robots. It’s basically an extremely dark version Chuck E. Cheese. Or a realistic version of Chuck E. Cheese, depending on the location of your Chuck E. Cheese.
It’s really exciting to see Blumhouse and Columbus team up. Blumhouse has taken over the horror genre, and Columbus is one of the best filmmakers alive. As Deadline reports, his credits “count more than $4.1 billion at the global box office.”
Now the question is: who will play the security guard? Jonah Hill?
How many of you old school players out there remember the Rampage arcade game? It was one of my favorites, but while playing it, I never thought, “Wow. This would be a great movie!”
But apparently someone did, because they have made an action-adventure film inspired by the 1980s video game, where players take control of gigantic monsters and work to completely destroy every building in a particular city.
Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Rampage, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
“Rampage stars Johnson as a primatologist who shares a close bond with George, a remarkably intelligent silverback gorilla, until a rogue genetic experiment transforms the ape into a gigantic, raging monster. Worse yet, there are even more of these genetically altered predators on the lose (including a 30-foot wolf), tearing across the continent, and Davis puts himself in the thick of the battle not only to save the day, but save the killer beast that used to be his best friend.”
Well, all right then. Sure…why not? Watch the trailer below. It’s scheduled to hit theaters April 20, 2018.
Who knew a rock would be so popular in Hollywood? Dwayne Johnson might not win any awards for his acting, but his films are making a lot of money, and that’s the only thing people in Hollywood care about.
You just recently saw him in Furious 7 and San Andreas. His TV Show Ballers just premiered on HBO last weekend to an impressive 2.2 million viewers, and he’s in the middle of production on his comedy/action film, Central Intelligence, with the hilarious Kevin Hart.
And now you can add one more film to the list. It was announced yesterday that Johnson will be teaming up with New Line again to create a film based on the classic 80’s Midway Arcade Game, Rampage. If you’re over the age of 20, and had any fun as a child, you probably remember playing this great game.
Does great game = great movie? I’m not sure. The plot details haven’t been released, but it’s safe to assume Johnson will be playing the hero. In the game, players are able to take control of giant monsters and destroy major cities across North America. It’s likely Johnson will be playing a member of the military trying to stop them.
Ryan Engle (Non-Stop) is the writer behind this project, and New Line is currently trying to fill the open directing assignment now. Production is scheduled for the summer of 2016.
The extremely popular 2014 video game series created by Scott Cawthon is getting a movie adaptation, and this really shouldn’t surprise anyone. The terrifying game, which features malfunctioning animatronic animal characters, has been a huge success online.
Just go on YouTube and you’ll see what we’re talking about. Heat Vision was the first to report the news, claiming the film will be produced by Roy Lee (The LEGO Movie) and Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions.
The project is currently out to writers, which means this film still has a long road to travel. But everyone is looking forward to going down the road together.
“We’re looking forward to working with Scott to make an insane, terrifying and weirdly adorable movie.”
And even though video games adapted into movies are usually terrible, the creator of this game believes this one will be different.
“The story really lends itself to being a movie and it taps into a largely unexplored niche of horror that a lot of people will be able to relate to.”
I am still not convinced, but I do think this has the chance to be successful. The game is already creepy enough on a small computer screen. Can you imagine watching it inside a theater?