The New Year is almost upon us as Father Time gears up to usher in 2016 and bid adieu to 2015.

The year ahead holds much promise and excitement and as we look forward to the new, we take a look at some much-awaited video game movies that are poised to be released in 2016.

Here's a look at some of the film adaptations of video games that will come out in 2016 such as "Warcraft," "Resident Evil," "Assassin's Creed," "Sly Cooper" and more.

"Assassin's Creed"

Currently in pre-production, the Ubisoft blockbuster game's movie spin-off is slated for a Dec. 21, 2016 release. It is set to star Michael Fassbender - the young Magneto in "X-Men: First Class" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Which ancestors Fassbender will bring to life in "Assassin's Creed" remains to be seen. The movie will also see Marion Cotillard - his "Macbeth" co-star - in an unknown role. Justin Kurzel, who directed the movie adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy, is also calling the shots for this one!

"Sly Cooper"

While Sly Cooper is yet to enthrall PlayStation 4 users, the main character has made the transition to the silver screen. The movie adaptation, written and directed by Kevin Munroe, is set to release sometime in 2016 - there's no exact release date yet. Sly will be voiced by Ian James Corlett, not Kevin Miller who voices the character in the game.

"Dead Rising: Watchtower 2"

The sequel is set to release in Spring 2016 and, like its predecessor "Dead Rising: Watchtower," holds the promise of a lot of zombie action. The movie is in production and Jesse Metcalfe is anticipated to return as Chase Carter.

"The Last of Us"

The movie spin-off of the hit 2013 video game for PlayStation, which has a post-apocalyptic zombie world as its premise, is also set for a 2016 release. The exact release date is not known, but given the game's fantastic story line and narrative, The Last of Us is a great choice for a movie adaptation.

Director Neil Druckmann has let slip that the story line will have some "big changes" and Maisie Williams of "Game of Thrones" fame is rumored to be reprising the role of Ellie.

"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"

The popular franchise is the perfect example of a video-game-to-silver-screen success story. The celebrated "Resident Evil" series starring Milla Jovovich will get its fifth installment in the form of "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" when it hits the theaters on Sept. 2, 2016.

Is this the final installment in the series? The title of the movie seems to suggest so, but you never know!


Poised to be released on June 10, 2016 in North America, the movie is based on the popular MMO World of Warcraft and is directed by Duncan Jones and produced by Legendary Pictures.

While the post-production work on the fantasy movie has been completed, little information is available about "Warcraft." Will the movie live up to fans' expectations? Judging by the trailer, yes!

"Gran Turismo"

Sony's Gran Turismo will also get silver screen time in 2016. It was being readied for a film adaptation along with EA's Need For Speed - Sony confirmed the movie's development in 2013 - but it took longer and 2016 is the year when the movie will finally hit the theaters.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the filmmaker behind "Tron: Legacy" and "Oblivion," the movie adaption of the racing game will surely see quite a bit of intense action!

"Raving Rabbids"

Ubisoft's Raving Rabbids is also getting its own movie adaptation and come 2016, one will be able to see the trouble-making rabbits stir up some action. The movie is set to be an amalgamation of animation and live action.

Several other popular video games such as Angry Birds, Ratchet & Clank and Minecraft are also expected to have their own movie adaptations in 2016. With so many video games getting film adaptations, fans will be spoiled for choice!

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