Horror Movie “Barbarian” is Getting a Remake as a Video Game

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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?
 

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Inception

Haven't watched the film but I remember thinking it looked rather bland but it did get good reviews.
And just from what I saw...no idea how that would be a good game but I guess I don't really know anything ^^

I do not really enjoy Horror films or games because most are just straight up bad and the jumpscares bore me.
Maybe Annihilation if you could call that a horror film.

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Interstellar

I really hope they'll be more innovative with this game. There's enough Dead by Daylight clones.


Could be interesting. The movie was fine. Overhyped, but pretty much everything is.


Interstellar

I wonder how they are going capture the feel of Barbarian, cause the movie was not about some weird scary lady living in a basement, it was about trust. Do you trust the guy, who booked the same place you did by accident? Do you trust the film producer, that he wasn't abusing his employees? Or the repairman, that he is actually there on official business?

This would work better as a narrative game, like Until Dawn, not as an fps horror game.


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A lot of people really like this film, I didn't. It went downhill a few minutes before Justin Long's character entered the movie. Zero interest in the game.


Not Ripley said: 6h

A lot of people really like this film, I didn't. It went downhill a few minutes before Justin Long's character entered the movie. Zero interest in the game.

Do you not like horror films in general or was it this particular one not to your liking?  May be a little over hyped and I didn't care for the last part of the film, but overall I liked it.  One of the few films I've watched the past few years that I would actually recommend to people.  Most films are just god awful.


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Not Ripley said: 6h

A lot of people really like this film, I didn't. It went downhill a few minutes before Justin Long's character entered the movie. Zero interest in the game.

Do you not like horror films in general or was it this particular one not to your liking?  May be a little over hyped and I didn't care for the last part of the film, but overall I liked it.  One of the few films I've watched the past few years that I would actually recommend to people.  Most films are just god awful.

I love horror and watch a lot of horror movies. I did like the film up to the point I mentioned. I'd get into more detail, but I'd need to post spoilers to explain things better and I don't want to ruin it for anyone that hasn't seen the movie.

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Interstellar

Nice how they title it

From a producer of IT and a executive producer of the Grudge....

Showing no names really gives confidence in quality

Lol