Netflix has recently had a penchant for making adaptations based on popular game franchises. The streaming mammoth has recently ventured into game adaptations with the release of Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness and it marks its start on making direct video game adaptations.
Recently, it was reported that a Dragon Agee series is currently in active development on Netflix. We at Asiaone Singapore will cover in this piece what to expect in this recent rumor so read along if you please.
A project in pre-development
The report came from Giant Freakin Robot, which leaked that the popular epic-fantasy role-playing game from BioWare is one of the selected titles to be adapted by Netflix. However, there is no official announcement yet from Netflix or BioWare about the adaptation but it is surely being “cooked” in the background.
Although the news came from a reliable source, there is no clear detail about the rumored adaptation. Would it take an animated approach like Castlevania or a live-action one like The Witcher but considering that the game has already been adapted to an animated film would make the live-action one be most likely.
A dense source material
Like many epic-fantasy source material, the Dragon Age has dense lore and mythology that are good for exploration for a web-based series. The game has already been adapted to a variety of media including spin-off series, comic books, novels, graphic novels, web series, and animated films.
The stories took place in the fictional continent of Thedas, and it follows the story of a team of legendary warriors on a quest. Their mission is to save the world from the Darkspawn, a horde of subterranean monstrous beings that go out on the surface and wreak havoc in an event known as Blight that is occurring once in every hundred years. A blight commences when the Darkspawn swarm to awaken the Archdemon, a frightful dragon that manipulates the Darkspawn horde.
Netflix’s video game adaptation route
Netflix has surely known its market as the video gaming industry market has increased in popularity and revenue due to the effects of the pandemic. Netflix knew that they could be a platform where gamers can take a rest from gaming, and they knew that seeing your game adapted into a live-action series or movie could be an awesome feeling and that is true fan service.
The streaming service has already released a few video game adaptations including a live-action movie adaptation of Dragon’s Lair, an animated series connected to Cyberpunk 2077, and a live-action Assassin’s Creed series which has Ubisoft’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik serving as executive producers.
There are a ton of movies and series adaptations of video games that are in development right now. The list includes Uncharted movie set for a February 2022 release, a Minecraft movie that isn’t clear if it is going to be animated or live-action, a sequel to the Tomb Raider movie reboot, and Assassin’s Creed 2.
Also, a Borderlands movie helmed by Eli Roth with Kevin Hart and Cate Blanchett to star, Call of Duty movie, Contra Chinese film adaptation, Fruit Ninja family comedy film, Halo movie, Mass Effect film, Silent Hill sequel, and Ubisoft’s Rabbids.
The streaming giants and movie studios will definitely profit from a huge plethora of stories from source materials in the gaming category.
An exciting project
The Dragon Age project is yet to be announced so let’s take the news with a grain of salt while waiting for that. The TV series could be an exciting but possible unrealized project, fortunately, a fourth installment of the main game series is already announced and it’s only a matter of time before they can release them.