Despite the less than stellar (domestically anyway) returns for Warcraft and The Angry Birds Movie, Hollywood is unlikely to cool on the idea of video game adaptations anytime soon. With Assassin’s Creed hitting the big screen in about a month, and a Minecraft movie and a Tetris trilogy being sent through the development process as we speak, video game movies are going to be a thing for a long time to come. They’re even now getting into reboots of older video game movies it seems, as the long-awaited new big screen version of Mortal Kombat takes a step closer to becoming reality. (more…)

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They call it the Death Star” the trailer begins in the breathy, intense tones of Jyn Erso, played by Felicity jones. So these are the stakes: men in dark costumes are pressing glowing buttons and there’s a great deal of dust and lasers. We’re watching the new Teaser for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first standalone film from the Star Wars universe which tells the tale of how the plans for the Death Star first fell into the hands of the rebellion. The last teaser was jam-packed with action, this time around we’re getting a bit of heart as well. (more…)


The presumption was that 2016 was going to be a video game movie renaissance, but Angry Birds tanked, Warcraft was barely a success with lots of help from China, and now all hopes lay on Assassin’s Creed, and the reboot of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Truly, the idea that video game gold can be turned into cinema success is unlikely to go away as the possibility of big bank by expanding to video game-based films is too enticing, so it should come as no surprise that video game companies will keep trying. Next up is Coalition Studios who are now hoping to turn the Xbox series Gears of War into a major motion picture franchise. (more…)