A new horror film is coming out this year and it’s called Ready or Not. Based on the popular game of hide and seek, the movie finally confirms Hollywood is dying for ideas.
For those keeping track, there have been 46-films sourced directly from games both of the board and video variety (see below for the full list). But now it seems that Hollywood is taking it one step further and looking at games that can’t be played with figurines or a remote controller; games that usually children play and ironically can only be done with imagination.
“After seeing how well-received Tag was last year, we knew there was a new market to reach,” says Fox Searchlight CEO Seymour Wiggum. “For a movie about a game where people chase each other and say, “You’re It”, we couldn’t believe it made millions, but it did. Which is why we’re even more excited to see what happens with hide and seek.”
Writers of Ready or Not, Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy, have also reportedly been hired to produce six more outlines for other films based on children’s games.
“We’re also looking at making films about Charades, Musical Chairs and, Duck, Duck, Goose,” says a confident Busick. “These are some of the most beloved games of pure imagination that we all played as children and I can’t wait to see how we can twist them into something bloody and scary. It’s really exciting”.
Ready or Not is set for release August this year and you can watch the trailer here.
Here’s a list of every game-to-film adaptation in the history of cinema. Shout out to Uwe Boll who is responsible for six of these.
- Alone in the Dark (2005)
- Assassin’s Creed (2016)
- Battleship (2012)
- Bloodrayne (2006)
- DO: Dead or Alive (2007)
- Doom (2005)
- Double Dragon (1994)
- Far Cry (2008)
- Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
- Hitman (2007)
- Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
- House of the Dead (2003)
- In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2006)
- Lara Croft – Tomb Raider (2001)
- Lara Croft Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life (2003)
- Max Payne (2008)
- Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
- Mortal Kombat (1995)
- Need for Speed (2014)
- Pokémon – The Movie 2000 (2000)
- Pokémon 3: The Movie (2001)
- Pokémon 4Ever (2002)
- Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
- Pokémon Heroes (2003)
- Pokémon The First Movie – Mewtwo vs. Mew (1999)
- Postal (2007)
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
- Rampage (2018)
- Ratchet & Clank (2016)
- Ratchet Clank (2016)
- Resident Evil (2002)
- Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
- Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
- Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
- Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
- Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017)
- Silent Hill (2006)
- Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
- Street Fighter (1994)
- Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
- Super Mario Bros. (1993)
- Tag (2018)
- The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
- Tomb Raider (2018)
- Warcraft (2016)
- Wing Commander (1999)
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