The Barbarian is getting a video game adaptation

Justin Long and Georgina Campbell as AJ and Tess in The Barbarians.

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In the same way that video games are turned into movies (or tv show!) These days, the opposite is true. It doesn’t happen often, but many movies have been turned into games to some extent, and they are usually fairly well-known or long-running franchises. star wars This is the most obvious example, but there are many games for tron, terminator, And RoboCop. there was also a pair of saw Video games were in the early days of that franchise.

The next film on games will be 2022 Wild, on Friday, bloody disgusting It was revealed that the upcoming title will be for PC and consoles in a partnership between New Regency Pictures and Diversion3 Entertainment. Diversion3 previously worked on game conversions of both friday the 13th And evil dead (the latter of which was supported by It was finished in September), and executive producer Tim Hesse expressed his excitement over “(expanding on) the settings, characters, and creatures”. Wild. The film not only did a great job of scaring the audience with its unexpected and terrifying twists, but also established strong characters trapped in terrible situations.

Wild The film was the directorial debut of comedian/writer Zach Krieger, and it was one of those movies where people told you not to know anything about it for the first few weeks of release. Broadly speaking, the film stars Georgina Campbell as Tess, a woman who accidentally double-books an Airbnb with a man named Keith (Bill Skarsgård) in the middle of the night, at which point things go haywire. ..Too bad for both of them and ultimately Justin Long’s A.J. With a box office of $45.4 million and overwhelmingly positive reviews, there’s no denying that the film performed very well and left an impression – last year, we saw the film receive two best movie moments of 2022 -But this wasn’t one of those horror movies that ends with room for more. Cragger himself Even admitted that he wasn’t really interested in doing any kind of follow-up.

Obviously, a prequel is always an option, but once you know what The Thing is in a horror story, you can’t completely unlearn it. it puts upcoming Wild The game—and how it’s marketed—is in an interesting place whenever it sees the light of day.


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