Which best video game film adaptation have you enjoyed so far? Some might not hesitate to mention Detective Pikachu’s name which was just released and proved to be a great success, others might refer to Mortal Kombat in the era of the 90s or maybe Prince of Persia from Ubisoft. One is certain, finding a film adaptation of quality video games is indeed difficult. One of the biggest problems arises from the director’s lack of knowledge regarding what makes the titles of these games interesting to gamers. But with the huge potential of the benefits that can be obtained, it seems impossible to simply ignore this process. Sony Interactive Entertainment understands this.
So what do they do? Building a separate branch unit focusing on only one thing – concocting a film adaptation of games that had glided for the Playstation. Sony Interactive Entertainment officially introduced Playstation Productions which will be led by Asad Qizilbash. The purpose of this new unit is to “translate” a variety of franchises, games, and stories for 25 years of Playstation engagement towards film media, whether via streaming, television or the big screen. This means that all of them will build and produce themselves instead of handing them over to third-party studios.
The distribution process of this film will be assisted by Sony Studios, but Sony Studios itself will not be involved at all in the production and content process. All of them will be handled directly by the Playstation. Shawn Layden – Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment admitted that his main ambition was to achieve the success achieved by Marvel when translating their comic content to the big screen. Layden claimed that Playstation was inspired by that, although he knew it was impossible to follow the same level of success.
Playstation Productions itself still hasn’t talked about which game they will translate as the first project. But the development process is already underway. How about you? Which first Playstation film do you want to see as the first project?
A very popular video game title will usually attract filmmakers to produce and release a game in the film version. The filmmaker hopes that this will reap success like that. Usually movies that are taken from video games whose stories are rarely the same as the game version even add new characters that are not in the game.
Here are five games that have previously been made into films.
- Assassin Creed
Assassin’s Creed is one of the games played by gamers in all parts of the world including Indonesia. This one game was finally adapted into a film in 2016. The story in this film for the beginning is indeed quite complicated, especially for those who have never played the game.
But apart from that, we will be amazed by the extraordinary fighting scene between the Assassins and Templars. There are also parkour chases from the main characters in this film. Assassin’s Creed will spoil your eyes in a very realistic effect. The old nuances displayed in this film will feel very thick according to the game.
- Max Payne
This Max Payne directed by John Moore is a thriller genre film adapted from a video game of the same name. This game was released in 2001 for the PS2 and Xbox platforms. While the film was released in 2008 and starring Mark Wahlberg.
The story tells of a policeman named Max who lost his family because of a mysterious murder until he harbored a great grudge. In collaboration with a woman named Mona Sax, Max began his efforts to uncover the truth.
Max Payne’s story itself focuses more on the mystery that must be solved throughout the film so that the plot tends to be a little slow. The film was produced at a cost of $ 35 million. And managed to collect gross revenues of around $ 85 million.
- Resident Evil
You gamers must have known the video game series entitled Resident Evil. This game was first released for the Playstation console. Following the success of the series, the film Resident Evil, starring Milla Jovovich, was released and the first film aired in 2002.
Milla Jovovich as Alice and Michelle Rodriguez as Rain, members of the command team assigned to infiltrate an underground laboratory owned by an unknown conglomerate on behalf of the Umbrella Corporation. The first Resident Evil film was followed by a sequel, and the last is Resident Evil The Final Chapter released in 2017.
- Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time
The Prince Of Persia game series was first released in 1989 and continues with the next series. Because of its popularity, the film Prince of Persia: Sands of Time was released in 2010. This film is an adaptation of Prince Four Persia’s fourth series of the same title.
Tells a street child named Dastan who is then adopted by the King. Dastan as a Persian prince became the focus of the story. This film is one of the few films that have been appointed from video games that have received quite positive reviews and are also quite successful at the Box Office.
- The Angry Birds Movie
You must have played this one game. This game which was once buming became the most played game on Android and iOS. The Angry Birds Movie produced by Sony Pictures was released in 2016 and has a quality animation that is qualified with light stories and quite exciting.
The story tells the life of a group of birds that live on an island which then their lives disrupted by the presence of pig leonards and friends. You certainly can watch The Angry Birds Movie while filling your free time with family. Because of course this animated film is quite exciting and safe for all ages.