Video games adaptation films have a very sordid past, as most of the adaptations fail to grasp the true meaning of the games and screw up the film in the process, but the train named Hollywood never stops. So, today we are listing the video games adaptation films that are due for a 2022 release.
Release Date: February 18 (In Theaters)
Uncharted the long-awaited Tom Holland film is finally coming to theaters in 2022. The film is based on the highly popular adventure video game franchise of the same name. The film is a bit different from the games as the games focused on a more matured version of Nathan Drake, but the film follows a young and inexperienced Nathan Drake and it also stars Mark Whalberg as Drake’s (younger in the film but older in the games) mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan. The film will focus on Drake and Sully as they try to search for Nathan’s long-lost brother Sam Drake. The film also stars Sophia Ali as Chloe Frazier. Uncharted is directed by Venom director Ruben Fleischer.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Release Date: April 8 (In Theaters)
Sonic has been one of the biggest names in video games and when it was adapted into a film in 2020, it got mostly positive reviews and success at the box office and after that, there was no stopping the little blue hedgehog from getting his second movie. In the sequel Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his new partner Knuckles the Echidna (Idris Elba) return to earth to get powerful Master Emerald and it’s up to Sonic (Ben Schwartz) and his new friend Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey) to stop them from getting their hands on it. Sonic’s other friends Tom (James Marsden) and Maddie (Tika Stumper) are on a vacation and we don’t if they will return in the middle of the film. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is directed by Jeff Flower, who also directed the first film.
Super Mario Bros. Movie
Release Date: December 21 (In Theaters)
Super Mario Bros. is a well known and one of the most iconic names in the video game industry but when it comes to film adaptations, the 1993 adaptation of the game titled Super Mario Bros. was a critical and commercial failure which led to the cancellation of a planned sequel to the film. But unlike the 1993 film, the 2022 film will be animated and as far as the cast goes, it has probably got the best one as it stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) as the voice of Mario, Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as the voice of Luigi, and Anya Taylor-Joy (Last Night in Soho) as the voice of Princess Peach. The cast also includes Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong. The film is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic.
Release Date: TBA (Netflix)
Based on the 2016 Tom Clancy video game The Divison stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain in the lead roles and it is set to be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Red Notice). The video game is set in a near-future New York City, where all hell broke loose when a viral pandemic caused chaos, destruction. The survival of humanity is put in danger in the game and an activated team of civilians called The Divison has been trained by the government to handle such a situation. The release date for the film is yet to be announced but there is a big possibility that it will land on Netflix this year.
Release Date: TBA (In Theaters)
The Borderlands is a first-person shooter video games franchise with a sci-fi setting and elements of Western. The game follows a team of characters led by Vault Hunters heading to a vacated planet named Pandora to get rich. The film is directed by Eli Roth and the film’s plot is inspired by the video games trilogy as a whole and will also feature original characters from the game, but the film doesn’t exist in the Borderlands video games universe. The film will follow an outlaw Lilith (Cate Blanchett), who’s is hired by Atlas (Edgar Ramirez) to locate his missing daughter, Atlas is the biggest weapon manufacturer of Pandora. Roland (Kevin Hart), Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), Kreig (Florian Munteanu), Dr. Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis), and Claptrap (Jack Black) will be joining Lilith in her mission.