After the launch of the series based on the video game The Last of Us On HBO, which is being received with great success among users, video game lovers will be able to enjoy various titles that will be released from this year 2023, such as the PlayStation Productions series, god of war or the spin-off of The Witcher on Netflix.
The series The last of us allows to know the history of Ellie and Joel from a unique perspective, since it adapts the acclaimed saga developed by Naughty Dog which debuted in 2013. This story is set in a post apocalyptic world due to an outbreak of a fungus that caused humans to mutate into cannibalistic creatures.
The actors who play the protagonists are Bella Ramsey as Ellie and Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller, Anna Torv also participates playing Tess. In addition, this series has Neil Druckmann, who is also the director of Naughty Dog, on the directing team, which ensures a adaptation from the video game very accurate.
Horizon Zero Dawn
Continuing with post-apocalyptic series, Netflix will premiere soon Horizon Zero Dawn, based on the video game by the developer Guerrilla Games. This story is set in the year 3040, when a catastrophe changes the world completely and turns it into a world inhabited by tribal societies.
His jump to the screen does not have a specific date, although it is expected to be released from 2024. However, it is known that the direction will be in the hands of Michelle Lovretta, the creator of the series ‘Killjoys’ and ‘Lost Girl’, and the director and screenwriter Steve Blackman. As for the production, PlayStation Productions, Sony Pictures TV and Netflix participate.
In an interview with Netflix, Steve Blackman, assures that Aloy will be one of the protagonists of the story, how could it be otherwise. Furthermore, he describes the world of Horizon as something “incredibly lush and vivid of men and machines on a collision course towards oblivion”, noting that its characters are “wonderful”.
God of War, one of the most anticipated titles
On the other hand, in the field of fantasy and mythology, one of the most anticipated titles to enjoy on the screen is God of War, which, although it does not have a specific date either, can be enjoyed on Amazon Prime Video. This saga has many followers, something that has been verified after the success of the latest installment God of War: Ragnarök, with 11 nominations at The Games Awards very close to getting the award for ‘game of the year‘.
In this sense, it will also have its representation on screen. The production is being developed with Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios, along with PlayStation Productions and Santa Monica Studio, the developers of the original video game. Also, the story will feature screenwriters such as Rafe Judkins, from The Wheel of Time, and Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who worked on Children of Men and Iron Man. plot line unknown series concrete. What is clear is that it will focus on some of the stories of Kratos, the god of war.
New season of The Witcher and Halo
The series that does have a date and is also being highly anticipated by its followers is the third season of The Witcher, which will be list in summer of this year and it can be seen on Netflix, like the previous seasons. Despite the fact that the series will no longer have the actor who gave life to the great Geralt of Rivia, Henry Cavill, the production continues with Liam Hemsworth and promises to be more faithful to the books of the creator of this world of wizards and magical beings, Andrzej Sapkowski.
Following this thread, the series Halo It will also premiere its second season this year 2023 on Paramount+. This science fiction story shows an interstellar war between humanity and an alliance of aliens known as the Covenant and was created by Bungie Studios ending as a highly acclaimed video game franchise among gamers.
Now, with this second season, the actor Pablo Schreiber will once again give life to the protagonist, the Master Chief, and he will also be an executive producer. In this sense, he will develop more stories and adventures that can be seen on screen this year, although it has not been determined when. As in the first season, the creative team is led by game developer Kiki Wolfkill, and now writer David Wiener will also participate.
Assassin’s Creed will reappear on the screen
Another of the titles that will reappear on the screen is Assassin’s Creed. Although in 2016 this Ubisoft franchise was already adapted and made into a ‘live action’ movie starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, the results were not enough and film production was not continued. However, Ubisoft will try luck again with the series format from the hand of Netflix.
Even so, no dates announced about when it will be officially released as it is still in a development phase. The executive producers will be the head of Ubisoft Film & Television, Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik, as pointed out by Ubisoft in 2020. However, the production is facing a series of problems since the ‘showrunner’ Jeb Stuart recently left the project, as he stated in an interview with Collider.
The Fallout franchise, now from Xbox Game Studios, can also be seen in serial format. Bethesda is producing a series for Prime Video as announced in 2020. Thus, Amazon and the production company Kilter Films will bring to life the missions of this post apocalyptic world in which nuclear war ended humanity confined in bunkers.
The creators of Westworld, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, will be in charge of producing this series, in which there are high expectations by the fans. Filming has been underway since June and has Walton Goggins and Ella Purnell, as protagonists.
Leaving the series behind, in November of last year, Netflix announced the project of a ‘live action’ movie of the Gears of War video game. To do this, the platform has partnered with the video game developer The Coalition and with Xbox. In addition, they will also produce an animated series aimed at an adult audience.
For now, there is no date for the premiere of this story, which began in 2006 with the first installment of the video game and which tells the story of a world in which humans fight for the extraction of Imulsion, a liquid that serves as a source of energy, and that awakened an underground species that wiped out most of the human population.
Death Stranding and Super Mario Bros.
Death Stranding will also have a movie, and it will jump to the big screen by opening in theaters. Game designer Hideo Kojima has teamed up with Hammerstone Studios to produce a story based on the world of this game with supernatural events known as Death Stranding, for which the human race is in danger of extinction.
Under the adventures of its protagonist, Sam Porter Bridges, Kojima intends to create a film from a artistic approachalthough it is unknown when it will hit theaters.
Another of the most anticipated deliveries goes through the animated world. Super Mario Bros. The movie will be released in theaters March 31 of this year. Just like in Nintendo games, it will recreate Mario’s fun worlds and his adventures with his brother Luigi to save Princess Peach and Bowser’s Mushroom Kingdom.
Its producers are Illumination, Nintendo and Universal, likewise, it is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic. This film promises spectacular animation with touches of humor.
From the success of The Last of Us to the premiere of God of War: the series based on video games that are yet to come