New Hollywood movies inspired by games | Upcoming movies on games

 Just like Hollywood movies remain the source of inspiration for game developers, sometimes the reverse happens. There are many examples of such movies in Hollywood that are inspired by games. 

 Here, we are going to present a few game-inspired movies that are lined up for you. 

Upcoming movies based on games:


Release: Aug. 09, 2024

Key Actors: Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bobby Lee, Kevin Hart

Director: Eli Roth

This movie is a sci-fi fantasy movie based on the video game of the same name.

According to Lionsgate, the story of the movie is “Lilith, an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of the universe’s most powerful S.O.B., Atlas. Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland, a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina, a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg, Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis, the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap, a persistently wiseass robot. These unlikely heroes must battle alien monsters and dangerous bandits to find and protect the missing girl, who may hold the key to unimaginable power. The fate of the universe could be in their hands but they’ll be fighting for something more: each other”.

New Hollywood movies based on games


Release: Apr. 2025

Key Actors: Jack Black, Jason Momoa, Jennifer Coolidge, Emma Myers, Danielle Brooks, and Sebastian Eugene

Director: Peter Sollett

‘Minecraft’ is about a teenage girl trying to save the Overworld from an Ender Dragon. 

Probably Jack Black and Jason Momoa will play the key roles.

upcoming movies on games

Warhammer 40k

Release: Not declared

Key Actors: Henry Cavill

Director: Not known

In 2023, Games Workshop announced that it was working with Amazon Studios to bring the universe of its legendary sci-fi miniatures game Warhammer 40k to film.

upcoming movies on games: Warhammer 40k

It Takes Two

Release: Not declared

Key Actors: Not known

Director: Not known

Dwayne Johnson is going to produce the movie adaptation of It Takes Two, a video game about a divorcing couple who are themselves trapped in the bodies of their daughter’s dolls and they have work together to get back to their bodies. Sonic the Hedgehog writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller are working on the fantastical journey of the couple at the game into the movie.

Upcoming movies on games

New Hollywood movies inspired by games:

Gran Turismo

Release: Aug. 25, 2023

Gran Turismo is based on the racing simulation video game series of the same name developed by Polyphony Digital. It is about the true story of British teenager Jann Mardenborough, a teenage Gran Turismo player who became a professional racing car driver. The movie stars Archie Madekwe as Mardenborough alongside David HarbourOrlando BloomDarren BarnetGeri Halliwell Horner, and Djimon Hounsou .Gran Turismo does well because it eschews its video game origins quickly before settling into a standard race car movie, and it’s climax is quite satisfying. On the whole fans of race-car movies should be in for a good time.

New Hollywood movies inspired by games

Five Nights at Freddy's

Release: Oct. 27, 2023

Key Actors: Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Mary Stuart Masterson, Matthew Lillard 

Director: Emma Tammi

Five Nights at Freddy’s is directed by Emma Tammi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Cawthon and Seth Cuddeback, the film stars Josh Hutcherson as a troubled security guard who starts a job at an abandoned pizzeria where he discovers the animatronic mascots are possessed by homicidal children. Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Matthew Lillard star in supporting roles.

Though the movie is loaded with Easter eggs and the story is quite unique, but most viewers may find this movie adaptation decidedly unscary.  

New Hollywood movies inspired by games


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