Will Dwayne Johnson be the hero of a new adaptation of a cult video game? The star revealed that an announcement would be made this year, without specifying the game in question. We explore the possibilities.
1.GOD OF WAR
He notably massacred Ares to become the new Greek god of war. Thirsty for victories, this character is relentless and obsessed with the glory of his country as much as his own. Sony, which owns the rights to God of War, denied rumors last year about an adaptation. However, the studio could have changed its mind in the face of the enthusiasm of the fans and the presence of Dwayne Johnson in the casting.
Recently, Dwayne Johnson made a statement that had the effect of a bomb among video game enthusiasts! The actor, who recently hit Red Notice on Netflix, was invited to speak at the microphone of Men’s Journal.
The Hollywood superstar talked about a secret project adapted from a hugely popular video game. “I can’t tell you what specific game we’re going to make, but there will be an announcement this year”first told The Rock.
“We’re bringing one of the biggest, badass games to the screen – one that I’ve played for years. I’m really excited to bring this to fans around the world. Obviously we want to do it right for our fellow gamers – but really, we’re going to make a great movie”he concluded, with his usual malice.
The hero of Jungle Cruise and Jumanji has already starred in video game adaptations in the past. Remember Doom, released in 2005! Criticized by fans, the film was a bitter failure at the box office, bringing in only $58 million worldwide for a budget of $60 million.
Dwayne Johnson made up for it in 2018 with the adaptation of Rampage, an 80s arcade game. The feature film brought in 430 million greenbacks internationally for an estimated budget of 120 million. Obviously, the notoriety of the ex wrestler helped this time because the film is not the best in terms of video game adaptation.
But what is this “huge” license the actor is talking about? A brief overview of any popular video games that could be the subject of this adaptation.