Over the last 30 years, dozens of high-profile video games have been adapted into theatrical releases, including Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Sonic, Assassin's Creed, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, WarCraft, Uncharted and many, many more.
For the most part, video adaptations have not been critically well received, while several have been panned.
The tide could be turning, though, as HBO's adaptation of The Last of Us has emerged as one of the most critically acclaimed TV shows in history. Starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, the series has received hugely positive reviews for its acting, writing, themes and its faithfulness to the source material.
Another major video game that is set for a major adaptation is Ghost of Tsushima, an action-adventure about samurai warriors.
And, director Chad Stahelski believes the video game curse in movies and TV could finally be over.
"I hope that The Last of Us shines a further light on upcoming video game adaptions," he said on the Post-Credit Podcast.
"Rainbow Six, Ghost of Tsushima I'm working on. Both are fantastic projects that I really hope come to fruition. But Ghost... it's got an amazing story. It's the anti-samurai samurai movie. It's got great thematics.
"We have a lot of push on that and a lot of interest because Last of Us pushing that, yes, the curse of video game-to-movie is kind of lifted. It can be done. You've just got to give it love and attention. And Ghost, of probably all the other video game in development, I think that's the one that's going to land."
Ghost of Tsushima tells the story of Jin Sakai who embarks on a mission of revenge during the Mongol invasion of Tsushima in the 12th century.
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