Henry Cavill takes on a new role of Riva’s witch Geralt for the new series on Netflix. Although The Witcher series is not based on the games, but on the books of the author Andrzej Sapkowski, fans of the cd Projekt series are looking forward to some familiar scenes. For example, the famous bathtub scene from Witcher 3 is not to be missed.
GameStar’s Maurice Weber is impressed by the Witcher series on Netflix in his extensive series review for the first season, but it is far from perfect:
The series has many strengths, no question. It is in many ways a great implementation of the Witcher fabric, especially from Geralt himself. It shows us a cool fantasy world and tells some interesting stories in the so many. But the story, though often cleverly constructed, just doesn’t flow as well as it should.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sega’s popular Jump ‘n’ Run game Sonic the Hedgehog is filmed as a mix of real-life film and CGI characters, with an animated title hero. Many other well-known characters and characters from the classic game also get into the film story, like the very popular villain Dr. Robotnik, played by Jim Carrey.
However, Sonic’s new design with fur and human teeth made the fans of the game furious. The director of the film promised that he will do some adjustments.
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Paul W.S. Anderson, the director of the six-part film adaptation Resident Evil, devotes himself to another template of Capcom: His wife Milla Jovovich also takes the lead role in Monster Hunter and takes on monsters and gigantic beings.
According to the first story details, the Monster Hunter film is about a UN military force (which also includes Milla Jovovich) who suddenly find themselves in a different dimension and meet giant monsters and their hunters.
Sony is known to be working on a game adaptation of its successful series Uncharted. The film project has been in development for some time and has already undergone some reshuffles.
In the meantime, the plot of the film has been adapted: instead of the movie, as in the game series, the young Nathan Drake and his first great adventure are at the center of the story. The young hero is played by Tom Holland, who is currently swinging through the Marvel movies as a young Spider-Man. At his side, Mark Wahlberg takes on the role of Drake’s mentor Victor ‘Sully’ Sullivan. A further cast has not yet been determined.
Call of Duty
A feature adaptation of Activision Blizzard’s successful Call of Duty series has also been planned for years. In the meantime, the game developer has founded his own film studio and is planning an extensive film universe.
The first Call of Duty film is currently in the works, the script is ready and filming is scheduled to begin in early 2019. It is directed by Stefano Sollima (Sicario 2), while the screenplay is directed by Kieran Fitzgerald (Snowden). No line-up has yet been determined.
Meanwhile, Activision Blizzard has announced a second Call of Duty film, for which Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther) will write the screenplay. There is no director yet. Not much is known about production, either.