Movies, in recent times have chosen to inspire storylines from other forms of entertainment. This has helped in pulling the audience who have preferred those versions of the stories to give the 70mm screen a try. They have also turned their sights towards games which have a following and cults of their own. It may seem like a recent fad with movies like Angry Birds and Warcraft releasing this year. But that is not the case. They have been doing this for quite some time now and no one apart from ardent gamers have realized that. Here are some movies which have been inspired by video games, mobile games or online games.
Prince of Persia
The game was first released in 1989 and has upgraded over the years. The 2010 movie was based on the Sands of Time trilogy of the game. The movie was well-received by the audience but not much by the critics. There might be a sequel and it will surely be better than the first one.
This action-adventure game was launched in 1996 and was very popular, with over 7.5 million copies sold worldwide. A remake was released in the year 2007 to celebrate its 10th anniversary. And in the year 2013, the series was rebooted. The 2001 movie starring Angelina Jolie was one of the highest grossing movies of the time.
This movie which released in 2012 was loosely based on the board game of the same name. You must remember playing those with your friends! Unfortunately, the movie didn’t do very well with the critics bashing it, saying it wasn’t as fun as the game.
The cloned assassin is hired for a mission and it is your responsibility that he carries it out successfully. Sounds like an exciting game, doesn’t it? Once more, the movie failed to live up to the expectations. But if they try again, in the current age of technology, it might work.
This upcoming movie starring Michael Fassbender is based on the game of the same name, which follows a cult of assassins through a fictional history of real world events. There have been nine games in the series so far and it has also been Ubisoft’s highest grossing franchise.
Gaming may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But there is no doubt that there are some real gems hidden there. We hope movie makers try to find more such gems and do a good job of making them into movies.