Horror Movie “Barbarian” is Getting a Remake as a Video Game
Just in time for the scary season, we got some great news for the horror genre lovers! Diversion3 Entertainment, the studio that brought horror movie icons “Friday the 13th” and “Evil Dead” to video games, will be tackling Zach Cregger’s 2022 horror hit “Barbarian” as their next video game project in association with New Regency Pictures. The game is set to be a single-player all-new narrative experience for both consoles and PC.
The movie brings our wildest Airbnb nightmares to life as the main character, Tess Marshall, finds that she has accidentally been double-booked with someone else- Keith Toshko who was already staying there. Against her better judgment, she decides to stay the night at the house since the other hotels are booked for a local conference. What has and will transpire within the house is both daunting and horrific, and made for one fantastic movie. Since the game is set to be an “all-new narrative experience” one does wonder if they might be setting the game before or after the events that take place within the movie. Either way, it’s going to be a creepy and wild ride!
“We’re very excited to work with the team at New Regency to expand on the settings, characters, and creatures of Barbarian,” said Tim Hesse, executive producer of Diversion3 Entertainment. “The film did a magnificent job of not only scaring audiences with its unexpected and horrifying twists and turns but also in establishing strong characters thrown into terrifying situations. We look forward to exploring these themes further in the game.”
Yariv Milchan, chairman and CEO of New Regency Pictures, added: “Expanding the ‘Barbarian’ universe into gaming provides a new way to capture the horror that made the film such a success. We’re thrilled to collaborate with the incredibly talented team at Diversion3 Entertainment to immerse new and existing fans in this world.”
There have been no announcements of a release date yet, but all good things take time, so we can estimate that this will take at least a year or two.
What horror movie would you like to see be turned into a video game?