Netflix is always bringing newer shows and movies for us to watch. Simultaneously, it renews a show for its next season even before the premiere of the previous season, which excites us even more. And now, Netflix is moving to video game adaptations as well. Over the years, we have seen numerous video games that were either adapted into a movie or a TV show. These include the likes of Prince Of Persia, Mortal Kombat, Tomb Raider, Doom, and many more.
After Amazon acquired the rights and licensed to adapt Bethesda’s Bethesda’s famous “FALLOUT” game series, HBO too made a giant stride last year with the announcement that The Last of Us would be getting the TV treatment again.
And Netflix has ensured that it won’t be left out and it certainly won’t be left behind. As a result, Netflix has acquired the rights to several video game adaptations. Therefore, let’s check out the video game adaptations that are currently in development at Netflix.
But let’s now take a look into the future and see what video game adaptation projects Netflix currently has in the works:
Created for television by long-time Supernatural producer Andrew Dabb, Resident Evil is an upcoming live-action series based on the Capcom franchise of the same name. Similar to the film series helmed by Paul W. S. Anderson starring Mila Jovovich, Netflix’s Resident Evil doesn’t appear to be based on any one game of Capcom’s long franchise. Showrunner Andrew Dabb said the series would have a new story all together based on a whole different perspective.
According to the official synopsis, Resident Evil will take place in two timelines. The first will revolve around Jade and Billie Wesker, the two teenage daughters of the most iconic Resident Evil villain, Albert Wesker. They will find themselves in a manufactured corporate town and will begin questioning their surroundings and their father. The second timeline will see Jade fifteen years later, when zombies overrun the entire planet. Jade, now thirty, struggles to survive in this New World, while the secrets from her past, about her sister, her father, and herself continue to haunt her.
Unfortunately, there is NO information available regarding the release. The show was scheduled to undergo production in October 2020. However, the outbreak of the coronavirus has put a significant hurdle and has stopped the production altogether. If all goes together, filming and display on the show could start by early 2021. As Netflix tends to operate in yearly cycles, we can expect Resident Evil to release by early or mid-2022
CD Projekt Red’s highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 has been in development since 2012 and will finally release in November 2020 launching a new franchise similar to CDPR’s The Witcher. The Witcher game creator teamed up with Dark Horse Comics for comic-book adaptations of Cyberpunk and with Netflix for an animated series. The newly announced Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a 10-episode limited animated series and will be developed by Studio Trigger (Live Witch Academia, Promark).
According to the official synopsis, Edgerunners will tell the story of a “street kid trying to survive in technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edge runner – a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk”. The animated series will have its original characters and isn’t expected to overlap with Cyberpunk 2077 in any significant way except being set in the same Night City.
Tom Clancy’s iconic spy thriller is coming to Netflix in the form of an animated series with John Wick writer Derek Kolstad leading the development. According to Variety, the series has received a two-season 16-episode deal at Netflix.
NO information about the plot is available at this time. The cast and crew have been tightly lipped regarding the storyline. Meanwhile, it cannot be told as to when the production will start.
Another production based on Tom Clancy’s works, The Division will arrive at Netflix in the form of a feature film. Directed by Deadpool 2’s’s2’s’s David Leitch, The Division will star such Hollywood A-Listers as Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain.
The Division will follow the same basic storyline as the video game it’s based on: Shortly, a devastating virus is released upon the citizens of New York City on Black Friday. The virus, spread through paper money, kills millions within the city, and what little remains of society have descended into chaos. A highly trained group of operatives are tasked with going into New York City and saving any potential survivors.
Currently, there are no production dates on The Division, but if all goes well, production may begin in the coming months. We’ve got even more on this so read up on everything we know about The Division.
An animated series based on the popular fantasy franchise of the same name by Capcom was announced in 2018. Sadly, there has no news on the project since. Castlevania series creator Adi Shankar is set to develop Devil May Cry as well. In an interview with IGN, Shankar said that Devil May Cry “will join Castlevania in what we’re now calling the bootleg multiverse”. Though we know that the series is happening, little is known about the plot, production status, and the release date. Given the number of other projects in development at Netflix, it may be years before we get the Devil May Cry series on screen
A live-action Final Fantasy series is in the works at Netflix. Produced by Hivemind, the studio behind The Witcher and Amazon’s The Expanse, Final Fantasy will take place in the realm of Final Fantasy XIV. According to a press release the new series will be about “the struggle between magic and technology in a quest to bring peace to a land in conflict”. The press release also indicates that we’ll see some iterations of beasts, airships, and Cid
Currently, there is no news available regarding the release date, plot, and the production status about the Final Fantasy live-action movie
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