Let’s face it, it can be difficult to stay positive about video game movies when pretty well every movie adaptation has let us down. One needn’t look further than Doom or Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li, to see that Hollywood is prone to giving fans of the source material exactly what they don’t want in a live-action representation of their beloved game series. However, as the landscape of the film and games industry are now starting to converge, with incredibly cinematic gaming experiences offered by titles like Uncharted, The Last of Us, and Metal Gear Solid, we remain incredibly hopeful that game-based movies of the future will do a much better job of staying true to the source material than they have in the past. We’ll get our first taste of this new age of video game adaptations later this year with the Assassin’s Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender, but here are 12 video game movies currently in development that we also have high expectations for.
12. God of War
Despite being in development since the first game was released in 2005, we still know next to nothing concerning the details of the live-action God of War movie. At one point it was said that Brett Ratner was attached to direct and that Daniel Craig had turned down the lead role of Kratos, but, other than that, information has been very scarce. If the film ever does in fact see the light of day, it’s expected that the script will be loosely based on the story from the first game, where Kratos must face off against Ares and emerge as the new God of War.