The world of cinema has seen many successful movies inspired by games. This adaptation is not only to please the gaming community, but also to bring a new breath to legendary games.
first. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)
Game Dungeons & Dragons (also known as D&D is considered the foundation game for the birth of a series of board games born later, with a meticulously built fantasy medieval, a series of characters with power and strength. Different skills with strict rules of the game.
Drawing inspiration from that world, the film follows a flamboyant thief and his gang of amateur con artists on an epic journey to reclaim a lost treasure. But things took an unexpected turn after they faced unexpected opponents. The work will depict on the big screen a fantasy world with a series of “easter eggs” and special monsters that are the soul of the legendary game. With the film due out later this month, audiences can count on a breathtaking adventure that awaits.
The film is slated to release on April 21, 2023.
2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
The backstory of the movie Jumanji In 1995, this work is the journey of 4 teenagers who fell into the fantasy world of the game, becoming adult characters like Dr. Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson), Mouse (Kevin Hart), Professor Shelly (Jack Black), and red-haired Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan).
The film was a success both commercially and critically. This humorous body swap takes advantage of the core elements of the “board game” Jumanji such as breathtaking adventures, exciting obstacles and not forgetting to recall the first part, providing a feeling of nostalgia that any game fan must recover.
3. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
Inspired by the horror adventure game Ouija, director Mike Flanagan created a supernatural horror title called Ouija: Origin of Evil. The film revolves around a widow named Alice Zander (Elizabeth Reaser) and her family in 1967. During an improper use of the Ouija board, her young daughter Doris (Lulu Wilson) was “infiltrated” to the Ouija board. family has to find a way to save.
4. The Divine Move (2014)
Go (Go) is very popular in Korea, so it is not surprising that Koreans include it in movies. The 2014 film features the main character Tae-seok (Jung Woo-sung) – a professional Go player who loses a life-or-death game and is later framed for the death of a loved one. After being released from prison, he vows to take revenge on underworld gambler Sal-soo (Lee Beom-soo).
Based on one of the most difficult and oldest board games, the film captivates the audience as the main character uses chess strategy to apply to his revenge journey. Even the film’s title is inspired by a brilliant move that can turn defeat into victory.
5. Battleship (2012)
Battleship is a fighting game in which the player tries to sink the other’s ships in the sea. Inspired by this familiar board game, director Peter Berg gathered stars Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Rihanna for the 2012 work Battleship.
Instead of sinking each other’s warships like in the game, the film chooses to exploit the science fiction theme. An international naval fleet is forced to fight an alien race to stop them from stealing Earth’s resources. The crew must use their strategic skills to defeat the enemy and save the world.