If there is one new art form which has proved to be the next best thing after movies, it is none other than video games. With the advent of this industry, audio-visual storytelling has gone through a completely new paradigm shift, where the viewer himself becomes a direct participant in the events of the story. It is true that video games do follow certain specific steps to reach the conclusion of the storyline, but never before did we have the opportunity to guide the central character across all the challenges and hurdles he faces.
Moreover, with the growing technological advancements in terms of graphics, video games are now offering almost life-like experiences, thus bringing them closer to movies. Some of the best video games at the moment also have finely written stories. We already have a number of films based on video games like ‘Resident Evil‘ (2002), ‘Hitman’ (2007), and ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu‘ (2019), all of which have managed to garner interests not only from the video gaming community, but also from the general movie-going audience. With all that said, here’s the list of upcoming video game movies set to release in 2019 and 2020:
6. Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)
‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ is an immensely popular video game franchise owned by Sega games. It is a platform-based game which started way back in 1991 and then kept on evolving itself to stay relevant even after 28 years since its launch. The central character of this game is the eponymous anthropomorphic blue hedgehog which possesses the special ability to run at extremely high speed. The story of the film follows Sonic as he tries to escape the clutches of the law with help from Tom Wachowski, a police officer. Besides saving himself from the police, Sonic’s objective is to defeat the evil Dr. Ivo Robotnik and prevent him from spreading his domination throughout the world.
Ben Schwartz is reported to give his voice to the leading character while the legendary Jim Carrey plays Dr. Robotnik. Notably, when the makers of the film dropped their first trailer in April 2019, fans were not that appreciative of the product, which made the makers postpone the release date to February 14, 2020, to give them some time to rework on the film.
5. Monster Hunter (2020)