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The success of Sonic could lead to a deluge of obscure video game movies.

 The success of Sonic could lead to a deluge of obscure video game movies.

© Image: Paramount PicturesSonic the Hedgehog 2 is the highest-grossing video game movie ever in the United States.

These add to the bewildering array of adaptations that Sony alone has in the works right now, including Gran Turismo, Ghost of Tsushima, Jak and Daxter, The Last of Us, and God of War. As of right now, Wikipedia's list of forthcoming projects from other companies for movies based on video games represents roughly half of all previously published titles in the category. Movies based on Minecraft, Five Nights at Freddy's, and Metal Gear Solid are just a few noteworthy upcoming projects.

Nearly half of all historically released videogame adaptations are slated for release in the near future.

Sam Heughan, star of Outlander, is currently being considered for the lead part of Deacon St. John in the Day's Gone adaptation from Sheldon Turner, which is apparently under development at Sony Playstation Productions, which is separate from Sony Pictures.

A hapless fast-food employee is hired by a freedom reporter from the future to defend the earth from aliens using the one thing that unifies all people on the planet: our love of ridiculous viral dances, according to the story for Space Channel 5 that Barry Battles and Nir Pantry are credited with writing.

Comix Zone will be written by Mae Catt, who is known for her work on Young Justice and the How To Train Your Dragon spinoff series Dragons: The Nine Realms. Currently, the plot revolves around a "jaded comic book creator and a young, queer writer of color who, when sucked into the final issue of his popular series, must put aside their differences to prevent a dangerous supervillain from wreaking complete destruction."

There's no word on when any of the three projects will be released.

It should be noted that the fact that these adaptations are 'in development does not guarantee that they will take place, only that Sony and Sega want them to. There's no word on when any of the three projects will be released.

It's unclear how large an audience there will be for films and TV shows based on obscure video games. Neither Space Channel 5 nor Comix Zone are as well-known as Sonic the Hedgehog, and Days Gone's sales pale in comparison to Uncharted's four installments

Nonetheless, it appears that video game adaptations are receiving a lot more attention these days. If these projects are completed and well received, we may be on the verge of a videogame movie revival. Let's just hope that the upcoming (and currently untitled) Mario film outperforms the 1993 Super Mario Bros. abomination..