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shikamaru317 said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Why is this even a thing instead of Sleeping Dogs 2? Yeah... let's not make a sequel to a game, let's just make a movie instead. What a dumb idea.

They aren't the only ones doing it, there are a ton of video game adaptations in the works right now.

  • Tomb Raider movie reboot at MGM/WB releasing in March 2018
  • Mario CGI Movie at Illumination Entertainment
  • Sonic the Hedgehog live-action/CGI hybrid movie at Paramount releasing in 2019
  • Assassin's Creed movie sequel at New Regency
  • Borderlands movie at Lionsgate
  • Call of Duty cinematic universe at the newly formed Activision Blizzard Studios
  • Deus Ex movie at CBS
  • Five Nights at Freddie's movie at WB
  • Ghost Recon movie at WB (with Michael Bay directing)
  • Splinter Cell movie at New Regency
  • Watch Dogs movie at New Regency and Sony Pictures
  • Gran Turismo movie
  • Asteroids movie at Universal
  • The Last of Us movie at Sony Pictures
  • Uncharted movie at Sony Pictures
  • Metro 2033 movie at MGM
  • Minecraft movie at WB
  • Thief movie at Straight Up Pictures
  • The Witcher tv series at Netflix
  • Life is Strange tv series
  • Ruiner tv series
  • Little Nightmares tv series
  • Sly Cooper tv series at Technicolor

Not really the same though. Most, if not all, of those were deemed successful enough to continue the franchise and make sequels etc. Expanding into other media makes much more sense in that case. But if they think it wasn't successful enough to continue the franchise and make a Sleeping Dogs 2... then why waste money producing a movie?

Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018.