Movie Adaptation of Video Games You Should Look Forward to in 2021


2020 has been a very eventful year. A lot of unexpected things happened in the first few months, like the COVID-19 pandemic. This forced businesses to shut down, people to lose their jobs, and children not being able to go to school. Of course, we needed to find a way around this and adapt the “new normal” into our lives. This means working from home and online classes. But on days off, we can’t go outside anymore and enjoy the activities we usually do. But thankfully, video games and movies are here to save the day!


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What if we combine movies and video games into one? Wouldn’t that be more exciting? Well, no need to look further because these types of movies have been around for many years. If you remember, Tomb Raider and Resident Evil are two of the most popular video game movies created. But this 2021 and the years after, many upcoming video games are coming out to entertain you again! So far, 2021 has given us good news regarding these kinds of movies. With that, we will be expecting a lot more in the upcoming years. Let’s check what video game movies are coming out this 2021!

Many movie adaptations of video games are regarded as one of the best films of all time. If you are a big fan of video games, you wouldn’t want to miss out on any of these. It is because most of these movies are based on some of the most popular video games. Let’s see if your favorite video game is on the list.

Mortal Kombat

This fighting game has millions of fans all over the world. That’s why people have been waiting for another shot of redemption after the box office bomb prequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. But this new Mortal Kombat movie will be directed by Simon McQuoid and produced by James Wan. It was released just days ago and it’s the best video game movie to start the new year. Hopefully, it surpasses the expectations of its many viewers.


This action and adventure game has elements similar to Tomb Raider. However, it revolves more around legends, finding lost treasures, solving puzzles and mysteries, and so on. The movie version of the game was in some form of development in 2008. At that time, Mark Wahlberg was initially playing as Nathan Drake. But this 2021, Tom Holland was cast as Nathan Drake with Victor Sullivan portrayed by Mark Wahlberg. All in all, this is one of the most exciting movies to watch out for, especially if you have been a fan of the Uncharted series! Mark your calendars because this is set to come out on July 16, 2021.


Uncharted Movie


Tomb Raider 2

This action and adventure video game movie is a classic, with Angelina Jolie playing Lara Croft in the early 2000s. We could say that she portrayed the character very well. Then, in 2018, a much younger Lara Croft portrayed by Alicia Vakander came out. The reviews were better, and the sequel is on its way. There’s no news regarding the final release date or if it will change. Let’s hope they do.

Monster Hunter

One of the most anticipated action RPG series is here with everyone’s favorite actress, Mila Jovovich. Here, she will be portraying a United Nations military’s role alongside Ron Perlman, traveling the world of beasts. This movie is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, Jovovich’s husband. Although it’s not entirely like the games, the elements are all there to give us something to look forward to. Mark the calendar because it will be out on April 23, 2021!