Although the movie studios have produced more than one dud when adapting video games to the silver screen, there have been quite a few good movies based on video games. And even though the history of video game movies is dotted with failures, video game fans are still waiting for that great blockbuster video game movie, one that is both a commercial and critical success…
And since video games are more cinematic than ever these days, and video game companies like Ubisoft have their own movie studios, it looks like the new generation of video game movies that will debut in 2016 are likely to impress viewers. Here follows a list of the top video game movies that will hit the screens in 2016.
This movie is based on a fantasy universe created by video game developer Blizzard, which features bloodthirsty orcs, cunning elves and humans battling it out for supremacy. And the most popular Warcraft game is undoubtedly World of Warcraft, which boasts millions of players worldwide, although this Warcraft movie is not directly based on it. But it is noteworthy that lead actor Robert Kazinsky, who plays an orc named Orgrim (see picture), is a huge fan of that online multiplayer role-playing game, and claimed to have spent untold hours playing it.
Kazinsky also caused a good impression as an Australian Jaeger pilot in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, and this certainly bodes well for the movie, and also the fact that Duncan Jones will take care of directorial duties. His previous movies Moon and Source Code were not half bad, but it remains to be seen whether this upcoming video game movie can become a hit, and please not only fans of the video games but a more general audience as well.