Every upcoming video game movie for 2017 and beyond

Mass Effect

Release date: TBA

The Avi Arad-led Mass Effect film has been in the works since 2010, but you wouldn't know it from the sheer lack of information. The film has gone through multiple writers since its announcement, and alas doesn't seem to have ever got much further than early pre-production, so maybe don't go sitting next to a calendar waiting for this one. 

The Witcher

Release date: TBA

While there's technically already been a Witcher movie based on Geralt's original literary exploits, 2001's The Hexer didn't exactly the weight of the critically-acclaimed video game series to support it. But with the recent success of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, all things silver-haired and magical are in right now. The last we heard, a 2017 release window has already been nailed down with Sean Daniel (the Mummy series) set to produce, but given that we're actually now in 2017, that clearly isn't happening. 

Dante's Inferno

Release date: TBA

Back in 2010, when Dante's Inferno came out, a full-length movie - separate from the animated, direct-to-DVD tie-in feature - was announced. However, that was before both the game and the animated movie achieved lower-than-anticipated sales. What does this mean for the movie? Well ComingSoon mentioned the film as still being a going concern in 2015, but, talk of Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez aside, the production has been pretty silent. Your breath. Do not hold it. 

Temple Run

Release date: TBA

In 2013, Warner Bros. entered negotiations for a film adaptation overseen by none other than Harry Potter producer David Heyman. Helmed by animation vets Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, the film adaptation is planned to follow an explorer who finds himself chased by demonic monkeys after he takes a sacred idol from (where else?) a temple. Basically, it's the same back story from the iOS game, fleshed out. No word on a release date yet though. 

Rabbids

Release date: TBA

The Ubisoft movie studio won't just focus on mature films; the Rabbids franchise has beensuccessful for them too, and a family-friendly movie to go along with the popular Nickelodeon TV series makes perfect sense. Preliminary reports suggest that the movie will be live-action with CGI Rabbids running amok, similar to the recent Smurfs movies. 

Sundry Sega properties

Release date: TBA

Sega's given its production arm, Stories International, free reign to adapt forty of its franchises, including Shinobi, Golden Axe, Altered Beast, Virtua Fighter, and Crazy Taxi. The company says it's looking to partner with "major studios" to turn these franchises into TV series, digital series and - yep, you guessed it - feature films. That leaves a lot of possibilities open, but expect to see news about at least one or two of those good old Sega classics heading to the silver screen at some point in the future.

Five Nights at Freddy's

Release date: TBA

Based on the popular indie game of the same name, Five Nights at Freddy's: The Movie will follow a similar set up. Set in a Chuck-E-Cheese style restaurant where one of the house animatronics becomes a murderer at night, the hero needs to survive their shift. How that'll translate to film has yet to be determined - though a new story set in the existing canon is mooted - but Gil Kenan (Monster House) is set to direct, and Jim Henson's Creature Shop are slated to make the puppets. 

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Release date: TBA

The Deus Ex movie has gone quiet since its 2013 announcement, changing writers, directors, and even production companies since then. There were fresh rumblings from the producer in 2015 though, so it may well be set for resurrection soon. 

Splinter Cell

Release date: TBA

The Splinter Cell movie has changed its creative team a few times now, but one constant has remained: Tom Hardy is the live-action Sam Fisher. With original director Doug Liman having departed the project, the last we heard was that the script was in for a re-write by Frank John Hughes. 

Far Cry

Release date: TBA

Now we're aware of the Uwe Boll Far Cry movie from a few years back (though we try not to be), but this should take that bad taste right out of our mouths, considering Ubisoft itself is in charge. They have yet to announce anything about the film, other than it will exist, so the hope that it'll follow the story of Far Cry 3 still lives. Vaas is too cool a character to ignore.

Ghost Recon

Release date: TBA

...and the Ubisoft train keeps on rolling. Like Far Cry, there's very little information around on the Ghost Recon movie yet. However, Ubisoft has reached out to a very big name to supervise the project: Michael Bay, serving as producer. Do you know what that means for the Ghost Recon film? Explosions. There will be so many explosions. It will be made entirely of explosions.