After the commercial success of Angry Birds, it will be no surprise if Hollywood studios decide to look for more mobile games to adapt into film in the near future. Putlocker movies are one of them to test mobile games in movies. Angry Birds might not have pleased film critics, but it certainly made a splash at the box office. In another part of the world, Japanese film company AMG Entertainment launched House of Neko Atsume in 2017. It is a live-action adaptation of the popular cat collecting game developed by Hit-Point Co., Ltd. in 2014.
Let’s check out the other games coming soon to the silver screen.
First in our list is the addictive fruit-slicing mobile game Fruit Ninja. With over a billion downloads since its release in 2010, it will be interesting how New Line Cinema will be able to translate those numbers into ticket sales. Tripp Vinson under Vinsom Films production will produce the film together with New Line, which he has already teamed up with for films like San Andreas. Chad Damiani and J.P. Lavin, best known for their adaptation of How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack, will write the screenplay.
The live-action family comedy will center around a bunch of misfits that is bound to be Fruit Ninjas so that they can save the world. For now, that’s what we have to work with.
Five Nights at Freddy’s
Also known as FNaF, Five Nights at Freddy’s is a survival horror game developed and published by Scott Cawthon. In the game, players take the role of a nighttime security guard working at a Chuck E Cheese’s-like pizza place where he has to try to stay alive through the night as haunted and bloodthirsty animatronic robots try to murder him.
FNaF became so popular that it’s spawned multiple sequels and finally resulted in a deal for a movie adaptation. And who better than Blumhouse, known for its horror hits like Get Out, Insidious, and The Purge, can adapt a game centered around jump scares? Chris Columbus, who is best known for the first two Harry Potter films, will handle the directing reigns.
Another puzzle game is greenlit for pre-production. Widely regarded as one of the best mobile games of 2014, Monument Valley is a mind-bending adventure where the player leads princess Ida through mazes of optical illusions and impossible architecture to reach various platforms. The film will reportedly follow this premise where live-action characters will be thrown into the CGI-heavy illusory world.
Paramount Pictures secured the filming rights, and they’ve tapped Patrick Osborne, the director of the Oscar award winning short animated film “Feast”.
Cut the Rope
Blockade Entertainment is bringing Om Nom to the silver-screen. Blockade CEO Brad Foxhoven says that the film will focus on Om Nom’s story and will follow the unique personality that fans love. Developed by ZeptoLab, a Russian entertainment company, Cut the rope is a series of physics-based puzzle games that has garnered numerous awards since its inception in 2010. It also spawned a Youtube animated series.
The film will follow the story of a 13-year old boy named Evan who, after finding a secret package containing a living scientific experiment, must now protect the creature named Om Nom from shady characters who are looking to capture him for their own interests.
It was scheduled to be released in 2016, around the same time as the Angry Birds movie, but it has been put on hold since then.
Last but not the least, the addictive mega-hit, Temple Run will get a supernatural adventure movie treatment. Warner Bros. nabbed the filming rights, and producer David Heyman who also produced the Harry Potter series is on the lookout for a writer.
Not much is known about the plot of the film, but reports say that it will stay loyal to the game’s premise – an Indiana Jones type of character running from demonic, skull-faced apes.
It’s really great to watch your favorite mobile games showing on the big screen as a movie. There will definitely be more games-turned-movies to watch in the next coming years.